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Brewed by Carlsberg Malawi Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Blantyre, Malawi

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 1.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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The Pride of Malawi


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
olliejobbins (970) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Old rating from memory. Stayed in a backpackers just round the corner from the brewery in 2011. A friend and I sampled at least 5 beers from the brewery but I don’t recall all of them tallying with the entries on ratebeer. However, I certainly remember this one...for all the wrong reasons. drank it straight from the bottle so no idea on appearance. the taste was both acrid and soapy. quite a feat. looked cheap and tasted cheaper. designed to be popular with the locals.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - AUG 31, 2014
630ml bottle. Clear very light straw colour with a small white head. Grassy hoppy aroma. Light. Average carbonation and light watery body. Taste is... very light watery. Overall, very close to water but refreshing.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. I survived on this for a week in Lilongwe at Ufulu Gardens hotel. We pretty much ran the place out of this. Sure its terrible...but your in Malawi what else do you have to do after dinner.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Thx Knut Albert. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is butter, malt, fruit. Flavour is butter, malt, metallic, fruit. Weak beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle 500ml
[Courtesy of KnutAlbert] Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
Pale golden beer. While this has a hint of carboard, you feel there is a certain Carlsberg standard to this, light malt bopdy and some hoppy bitterness. Far better than your average AFrican lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beer4000 (4617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
Clear pale golden body with a white head. Not much aroma, light grainy. Not much flavor either, light grain, malt, hint of fruit and low bitterness. No real faults, just rather boring. Easy come, easy go.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Knut Albert. It’s a clear, pale golden beer topped by a small, white head. The aroma is on the malty side, with some fruitiness and a touch of cardboard. Rather thin on the palate, almost watery, with low carbonation. A faint touch of bitterness in the flavour, with pale malts and some notes of cardboard. Mostly fruity finish. Drinkable indeed, but really boring. 121026

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cunningham (4936) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
Very pale yellow with a small white head. Light malt aroma. Very waterish and very light flavour.
[Bottle. Gift from Malawi.]

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ales2 (1) - Nairobi, KENYA - SEP 14, 2011 does not count
I think I’d agree with Durhambeer. I am having a bottle in Malawi and find it drinkable, nothing special. Light color, slightly grainy sweet. I can’t smell so may be generous in giving it a 5 rather than leave it at the default. Purchased at a grocery store for about 57 cents U.S., plus 15 cents deposit which I will forfeit, so for the price... it is much less than what I pay at the hotel bar! It would be good as a thirst-quencher in hot weather - a lawnmower beer. I think I’d rather drink this than most huge U.S. beers (Bud, Miller, etc) but I have lived in Africa for a year now and am going through ale withdrawals... As durhambeer pointed out - cheaper than Carlsberg green but in a bigger bottle (Kuche Kuche is also brewed by the Malawi Carlsberg brewery). Does not list ingredients but I assume it has a healthy dose of added sugars.


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