Brewed by Harar Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Harar, Ethiopia


on tap


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
Ethiopian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Pale golden pour with a touch of haziness. Nose is a little bit grassy with a clean, pale malt character. A touch of metallic character that I don’t care for at all. Despite that, the beer is actually pretty clean with a faint bitterness on the back of the palate. Pretty decent pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Bottled (4.5 %, from bierzwerg.de). Yellowish golden colour with a small bubbly head. Aroma is malts, grains, some mild rubbery and metallic notes as well. Flavour is sweet malts along with some slight grainy and rubbery notes. Smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Light hazy yellow that has some sediment, with a thin white head that doesn’t last long at all. Almost hefe-like aromas and flavors at points with some lemon, hay, banana and a light sweet finish. Lightish body that has softer carbonation. Some sourness as well, and just OK drinking. Washed down some Ethiopian food pretty well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
culchiem (3511) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle. Light golden colour with a thin fluffy head. Aroma of light sweet malt with some hay. Thin watery flavour with a slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Labilela Ethiopian Restaurant 11.2oz ($5): Pours a strange color for a pale lager: kins of hazy light peachy color with a fine white head. Lots of grain and maltiness in the aroma. Actually can taste some of them hops in this beer. Has some strange notes that I really can’t explain, but none of them are bad. Not a watery pale lager. For a pale lager it really ain’t that bad. Ethiopia is lucky to have this (better than the crap Egyptians need to drink).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

ABV. 4.5%. Clear light medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, grain, toasted, metalic, light yeasty. Flavor is light moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20101211]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Aroma is ketchup and corn syrup. Flavor is malty and grainy, not as bad as the stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle @ Southern/Western Denmark Gathering , Ulfborg. Pours hazy yellow with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet. Buiscuit and grain. A bit anonymous and bland. Thin palate. .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and grain. Taste is light bitter and dry with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15272) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle, 4.5%. Citric and grainy aroma. Also a little sweet and bready like some non alcoholic beers. Hazy golden colour. Small frothy chalk white head. The flavour is malty in the bready and grainy way, not bad. Tastes like a decent Zwickel.

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