ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, - OCT 12, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml bottle. I canít comment on the pour, as it was consumed from the bottle, and thatís probably for the best. There is an unpleasant funky aroma, along with some oily cardboard notes. Very faint nondescript hops leading into a body of cardboard and sweet adjuncts. The finish is bland and watery, although at least not metallic. An apocalyptically bad lager, even by African standards.
ReV2 (150) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A light straw coloured beer with a big foamy head. Slightly more drinkable than Tusker though fairly bland. Itís a lager, (as it says 3 times on the front labels) itís drinkable providing itís ice cold and the sun is beaming down. OK as a thirst quencher and thatís about it.
Wim (2882) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on holiday in Kenya 0.50l bottle blond gold-colored body with a white head and with a spicy malt hop aroma a little bitter hops malt taste with a bitter finish
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Yet another rock bottom performance by Kenya Breweries. Why donít they just make one crap beer?? They all taste the same...just different shades of awful.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Standard fizzy nothingness, mostly malt, not a lot of hops. Refreshing though if its freezing cold and after a hard day travel cross country in a 4x4!
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another beer I brought back from my Kenyan adventure in August 2007.
This brown, half litre bottle has a golden label with a picture of a white capped mountain, most likely Mount Kenya, but I am no expert on mountain spotting.
Brewed 20 June 2007, must be drank before 20 Dec 2007, it was drunk on 03 Sept 2007.
I poured the beer into my one remaining Corsendonk tulip glass, leaving a third of the beer to replenish the glass later.
The body of the beer is a very pale, yellow straw colour, clear and clean looking. A white cap of foam sat on top, the head soon left to be replaced by a thin covering of wispy, twirly small bubbles.
As with almost every lager beer I try, the aroma escapes me, so this one gets my normal 3.0 for smell. There was a very small hint of yeast, but not enough to get excited about.
This could have been any of the sweeter lagers you have tried anywhere in the world. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing stood out either, just a bog standard Euro style lager.
No real body or flavours to give it a hefty mouthfeel, a bit water maybe, but it wasnít weak, nor did it have that tinny taste some lagers leave in the mouth.
All in all, not a bad drink. I didnít get to try one while out in Kenya, I just got it at a supermarket, so I could review it on my return to the UK.
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color lager with a small bubbly head with low retention. Aroma consists of sweet adjunct notes are dominant. Taste is also dominated by some sweet adjunct notes with very little else in terms of characteristics. Body is thin with medium carbonation. This is very bland with too much adjunct coming through.
Bierkrug (2133) - - JAN 25, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle in Kenya. A yellow beer with a white head.Aroma is sweet malt, corn and some smoke. Taste is much the same minus the smoke. Palate is the worst part of this beer. It is drinkable but would not want to have it all of the time.
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium yellow and clear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Aroma: Light bread. Flavor: Moderate sweet with a bitter finish. Dry texture. Lively carbonation.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear yellow color with small head. Some malt flavor nothing else...