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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 1.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
The Pride of Malawi

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (15760) - 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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cunningham (6056) - 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.]

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours very pale yellow. Aroma lots of grain on the aroma, some off notes of fermentation. Taste is sweet, grainy. Palate is watery. At least it doesnt stink of skunk. Decent for what it is I guess, I was expecting something much worse.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
Smells like corn starch and alcohol, maybe some dried bush weeds in there too. Has some head if poured aggressively but it disappears quick. Colour is a lighter shade of yellow, not too appetizing looking if you ask me. Flavour is closer to a light beer than a real beer: some breadiness, some very faint malts and hops, but this is a chugging beer. At 3.7% alcohol you can do exactly that and not feeling anything, too! Malawi has better beers than this thanks to the Carlsberg brewery there, and aside from the novelty factor of Malawi’s one and only personally Malawian beer, it isn’t much to get excited about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2008
500ml bottle in Malawi. This is not very much different from Carlsberg Green, the only other lager one can get in Malawi. Both are brewed by Carlsberg, but this one is marketed toward locals ("Mowa wathu wathu" is the slogan, which means "Our beer"). A thoroughly average lager; not bad for the heat of Africa. Pale yellow with nice head; grain and slight sweetness. Watery. Cheaper and bigger than Carlsberg Green... if you’re in Malawi, go for it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006
[Bottled] Pale yellow, rich head. Fruity vegetable aroma. Sweetish, light bodid mellow and fruity. Notes of overly watered down plum juice. Did they use sorghum? No bitterness.

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