GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured into a kolsch glass- it looks clear, deep yellow and creates a billowing white head like a fresh kolsch that has excellent retention and very good lace. Aroma is pineapple juice. Taste is tropical fruits, pineapple juice. Relatively unoffensive and definitely one of the best African beers I’ve had.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up at one of the most underrated beer stores in Oakland, Alcatel Liquors on Telegraph. Beer poured a straw yellow with some floaters, added for spice I think. Aroma was very sweet which carried onto the taste, very very sweet, like candied pecans. Drinkability would not be where this shines, too sweet, but overall a good beer.
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange colour with a poor head retention; aroma of paper and sour apples; medium malt body; the sweet malt backbone is dominated by unwelcomed sourish notes; the finish is dry and sourish - not without interest but looks unfortunately not fresh anymore (althoug only 3 months after BB date)
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Sample Date: 6/6/2009 Source:Other) RB Richmond Gathering. Sugary aroma of candy sugar, some dark fruits, and caramel. Slightly cloudy golden with small white head. Sweet flavor of caramel with a spicy graininess. Sweet finish with almost a sherry like note.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange gold with an aroma of honey and old grain. Flavor was much the same and inoffensive.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle brought to me from Malt and Vine in Redmond, WA at the 8th Richmond Gathering on 06/06/2009. Somewhat hazy pale golden orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet honey and corn aroma. Sweet corn flavor with lots of honey and some dry graininess. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours cloudy gold with a small amount of head. I am getting honey on the nose actually, slight malt and uhmm not much else. Light bodied on the palate. Brown sugar along with a fair amount of honey in there as well. This is much better than I expected. Small amount of lacing and light carbonation.
Kinz (3414) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Last pour out of the bottle, looks like backwash, light mud in appearance. Aoma was honey, touch of grain. Flavor matched. Not as awful as I feared, but not good either. And not a pale lager under any circumstances.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of maniac. Thanks! Pale amber color with a thin head. Aroma is strong honey notes with some raw barley notes. Taste is grain, honey, light bitterness and something stale and musty in the finish. Thin-medium bodied.
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ok, what to say about this swill? Nothing really all that bad about it, but it is defiantly a bottle of swill. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow, with no head, zero head, no white stuff on top at all, your mother probably gives better head, but I have seen worse looking beers. A very stale apple juice is what I notice most for a smell combined with iron fillings and mold, not really a bad smell but it sure doesn’t make me want to drink this beer. The beer is a bit to watery feeling for me. Metallic apple juice is the main thing I taste, it taste like its made from mostly corn and no hopes but I don’t think you can get to many quality ingredients in Ethiopia, its also very watered down. The after taste is like donuts, sweet but still bread like. A very low quality beer but its still drinkable if you must."