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Simba Bière du Lion

Brewed by Brasseries Simba
Style: Pale Lager
Lubumbashi, Dem Rep of Congo


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopfenWeisse (1481) - - SEP 11, 2014
Clear yellow color with big head. Aroma is grainy, some hops. Flavor is malt, bitter, quite high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedro_R (1) - Kinshasa, DEM REP OF CONGO - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
Having drunk and appreciated beer in close to 20 countries, finding Simba at DRC was unexpected. Certainly, not a premium, but much better than the softy watered ones the drink at USA or a mexican having superb marketing. would not be surprised if this is exported. Best beer have tasted at Switzerland and at Chile, souther regions, populated by german descendants produce a very good brand.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
Can from a random Lubumbashi supermarché. Has a weak corn and tin aroma. Appearance is good, with a thick head and yellow body. Flavour is a poor mix of tasteless corn adjuncts & fusel alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel however, thanks to all the adjuncts. Pretty blasée barely drinkable, but you do with what you can in the Congo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
Thanks to jensgam. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is crisp malt, light hop and DMS. Flavour is sweet malt, light hop and slightly sour aftertaste. A real "Congo Bajer".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle, 66cl. Pours a clear yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is DMS and malt. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is pure and refreshing. Overall a clean pilsner, but ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Pale golden pour with a lightly malty nose. A bit of lightly honeyish malts. Fairly fresh nose with light sweetness and a bit of lean pale malt. Nice and simple, but I can’t say it’s bad. Quite a nice surprise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee: Thanks for the new country! Pale golden pour with a white film of head. Grainy aroma with some straw and light dough. Light body with a fairly dry flavor for a pale lager. Straw, pale malt bready notes and a light grassy character. Not that bad, just boring. I’d drink this up in the heat of central Africa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Shared by JoeMcPhee, and big thanks go out to his wife Janet for enduring hell to bring it back. Surprisingly cool bottle. Piss yellow color, no head. Its an African version of American macro beer. Corn, light beer, no flaws for the style. Extra points for being able to pull it off in the pits of H E double hockey sticks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Thanks to the Queens RB crew! Pours a clear, weak golden yellow with standard white head. Aroma of grains, hops, and a bit of iodine. Flavor of wheat, grass, and some stale hops. Slightly prickly. A bit of iodine in the finish. Best beer from Lubumbashi I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
clovisc (9) - USA - JUN 16, 2009 does not count
drank these in the NW province of zambia. apparently, the congolese learned enough from the belgians to produce a mighty beer capable of shaming the chemical toilet flavored beers of zambia. admittedly, however, that isn’t saying much. still, simba has its charm -- a giant bottle of heavy, amber-ish ale with a crude, anachronistic-looking lion logo on it lets everyone know who’s boss. drink it fast, however, as the bready flavor becomes increasingly revolting as it warms up. when still chilled, its almost halfway awesome. as anyone living in africa can tell you, shipping, storage, and brewery conditions produce widely variable final products. if you’re drinking this, however, you’re probably thanking the good lord you 1) have beer, and 2) have beer that maybe actually uses hops. your chances of success are much higher with simba!

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