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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
Ethiopian beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (9137) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Honey and hay malt aroma - actually kind of nice. Golden yellow color with minimal head. Slightly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter hay hops flavor. Really pretty good for an African pale lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Straw yellow with a super-soapy, steady head. Slight haze. Clean aroma, a touch of distant lemon maybe. Creamy, soft carbonation. As I remembered it, this beer is not bad at all. Somewhat like a noble hopped cream ale, there is a lot of doughy character. Not much hop character, just some faint lemon-peppery spiciness. Subtle and super drinkbable. Excellent session beer, well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bov (10594) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
(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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Orange gold with an aroma of honey and old grain. Flavor was much the same and inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
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.

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