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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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Ethiopian beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours clouded straw with a touch of gold. White head. Nose is slight metallic with grain attributes. Flavor is smooth with a touch of sweet and a mild metallic taste. Slight lemon there and a fairly firm dough presence as well. Freat bubble on the mouth and a great liquid feel too. I have had this many, many, many times (in the U.S. and Ethiopia) and have found it to deliver a wide range of experiences. I think if you are lucky you will get a fresh sample and get a good tasting. And when itís fresh it is pretty damn good. When it isnít...itís a waste of time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 This a nice, enjoyable beer. I get it in the bottle at Abyssinia in Santa Rosa. Itís a slightly hazy deep yellow-gold with a medium, dense, creamy white head that lasts a long time and leaves decent lace. The aroma is sweet grain, honey and citrusy fruit. The taste is sweet, crackers, grain, hints of honey, lemon, caramel, and apple with a soft honey finish and a long, mellow gum drop-cracker aftertaste. There is no hop bitterness. Itís enjoyable, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4322) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Bottle: Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing. The nose is very biscuity with some sweet cake and toast notes with a pleasant light hop essence. The flavor is a bit fruity with plenty of pilsnery biscuit notes and some light estery qualities. Nice and drinkable pale. Chewy body and a smooth finish, quality creamy mouthfeel. Iím stunned! What a great pale lager to come out of Ethiopia of all places. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Had this at my favorite local Ethopian restaraunt shared with Cyn. Really pretty sweet, nice and interesting, this is much better than some would suggest. Also has a honey character too it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2008
This beer is a really nice example of the style. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head. Aroma is yeast, biscuit and bread and the flavor is comparable. A little bready, but crisp too. Maybe a little watery, but what a nice surprise for a random pick up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Upon my completion of a graduate thesis on Ethiopian Liturgical Chant, what better way to celebrate than by cracking open a Harar? This beer is surprisingly honey-sweet and had a delightful medium body. Perfect for accompanying a humongous mound of gored-gored!!!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (642) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle at Merkato in Los Angeles. Pours a dull yellow. Nice flavor. A little sweet, but decent hop bite. Mouthfeel is substantial for a lager. Went along nicely with the spicy food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
330ml bottle.
Pours a hazy amber yellow w/ small head that almost disappears. Smells bready and sweet. Watery mouth feel. Flavour is sweet and thin with a hint of caramel and chocolate in the finish as it warms. Light hop characters. Not bad overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2008
(Bottle) Interesting; substantially different tasting from any other beer Iíve tried. Much richer aroma and flavour than I expected from a "pale lager". Full bodied, rich malt aroma. Fairly complex. Not much bitterness. No objectionable qualities. Overall, a surprisingly good beer.


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