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Nile Special (Lager)

Brewed by Nile Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Jinja, Uganda


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Nile Special has been the flagship brand of Nile Breweries for over 50 years. An eight times Gold Award and double Grand Gold winner at the Brussels-based Monde Selection International, Nile Special has been trusted over the generations for its satisfying full bodied character and consistency.

A smooth balance of sweet and bitter, trusted for its satisfying full-bodied character that carries a hint of pleasant ester.

Also versions exist that are brewed under licence by South Sudan Beverages Ltd., Juba, South Sudan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2016
9/IV/16 - 50cl bottle from ... shit, I forgot @ home - BB: 15/XII/15 (2016-329) Thanks to the very kind person who helped me reach my 126th country tick!

Note: I feel really guilty not remembering who got me this gem... I do know I’ve been waiting for an occasion to share this with other country tickers as well. In any case, thanks a mill!
Clear pale yellowish beer, small creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, bit weird, musty, wet grains. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: malty start, some citrus, little chemical, sweet touch. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, bit sugary, some banana, yeast touch.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
77ships (7075) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
500 ml. bottle sampled thanks to tderoeck! Super pale golden, little white golden. Nose is off-putting skunky mineral watery apple, oily, lemon cleaning agent. Taste is oily irons, sweet falt awful apple, faint skunk. Near flat, very watery, unpleasant off-putting oily rotting apple notes. Really bad even by country tick standards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2016
Thnx to Tderoeck. Pours is clear blond and wattery. Smell is medicinal, avg maltysweetness from a lager, and some apples. Taste is malty, bit sweet, not very natural.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sebletitje (8841) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
Bouteille de 50cl de et partagée avec Tderoeck. Dorée, col blanc fin. Arôme au nez malté, pils léger pâle avec une petite note houblonné noble en pellette mais restant trop neutre. Palais est malté, poussiéreux, grains malté avec une certaine douceur persistante en fin de bouche. Fin est sec et finement houblonné, gardant un côté métallique sur la fin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from a supermarket in Nairobi. Artificial smell with apples. Similar taste. Unclean with a light body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yasingamyballs (1) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
greatest beer on the fucking planet. y’all racist if you don’t like this beer and i bet you don’t even love jesus either #blackbeersmatter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Manslow (1018) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Wypite w Ugandzie dośc dawno temu, 2007? Typowy niczym nie wyróżniający się lager afrykański dobry na upały.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kevnic2008 (10891) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel.Clear golden color with fat white head, stays. Watery, light hop, corn and boiled potato water taste. Very booring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (14811) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! Pours clear pale golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grain and pale malt. Taste is grainy, mild hops, pale malt...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (7298) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
Many thanks to Travlr for this bottle! Grainy nose. The beer starts rough and grainy. Hints of sweetness in the back, very dry with a strange sharp aroma. The body is not too smooth, sweetish-round, the aftertaste is short, not much bitterness, grainy with a strange sweetness.

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