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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88   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.

sverhulp's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
sverhulp (14) - - FEB 20, 2014
OK, it's not a very special beer, but served cold in warm Uganda, it tastes perfect. Easy drinkable pilsener.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
goochflies (50) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Buuuurrrrppp... Like a Bud light but lighter. Not much aroma, not much flavor, almost no hoppiness. Drank like water so i finished the bottle naturally. Was expecting more. Would be good on a hot day in Africa I guess....

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ramboraffe (1258) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Very light with white head. A hint of fruit in smell. Taste is light. Highly carbionised. OK lager and almost the only one you’ll find most places in Uganda.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmongoose (1677) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
pint bottle shared. poured a bright light yellow color with white fluffy head. the aroma was sweet malt and corn..pale lager yes it is...the flavor tells you that just not a sweet malt and corn person. I am sure its as good as bud light or miller light but lighter in nature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHaines (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Of the lagers in East Africa I ran into, this was far away the best. Not a strong, distinctive taste, but a well-balanced, (if slightly sweet) lager and remarkably free of the occasionally ’funky’ notes common to beers from these parts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (492) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 16, 2014
Light light yellow, nice white head. Mild sour fruit banana in the aroma. Mild taste, caramell, hint of sour, dry bitterness in the aftertaste that grows. High in carbon.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zita (5513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
light cereal aroma,pale, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, flat. I think the beer tast better if I were in Uganda.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hansen (7607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
Pale yellow and clear. Odd fruity aroma, faint hoppy notes. Flavor starts sweet, finish light bitter. Watery texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HenrikSoegaard (11496) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy bready aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (35128) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is cornish and syrupy. Sweet cornish and grassy. Bitter, grassy and cornish into a medium dry finish.

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