Bierkrug (2132) - - JUN 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in the Airport in Ethiopia. This was better than most African pale lagers. Pours a gold with a small head. Aroma has some good notes to it as well Taste is a bit corny but over all it is not that bad.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden pour. Fresh pale malt. Low bitterness but the malt is fairly expressive. Light and simple, but not terribly bland. Softly sweet. It works for what it’s intended.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Single bottle purchased from Silver Springs Wine & Spirits in Calgary, AB on 02/28/2011. Colour: Dark yellow with medium height but quickly fading and spotty head. Nose: Pear and apricot immediately, yeast develops and then more fruit. Honey late. Taste: Light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Delicate and quiet. Some vanilla notes float about, and even a trace of green olive...but other then that - characterliss. Decent nose led to nothing.
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a strongish frothy head. The aroma is gently malty, and the flavour is nicely dry witth a hint of yeast. Overall a reasonable lager.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear medium yellow with a short, fizzy, white head rapidly diminishing. The aroma is malty sweet with notes of grain and toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture and moderate carbonation. Not a lot of taste, but there is some bread and corn. Finishes dry. Not terribly offensive, but not a lot to this beer.
JohnRMurdoch (3682) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Bottles in Gambella & Fenote Selam, Ethiopia. Pale yellow colour, good head. Malt & corn aroma & flavour. Bitter aftertaste, quite sharp. Average lager.
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, as part of a "beers of the World"variety pack. Once again, I’m a sucker and buy an 8-pack of beer that I’ve already had, except for one weird one like this. At least Harviestoun Old Engine Oil was part of the pack too. This poured a standard golden lager with a foamy white cap. Sweet grainy aroma and flavour, light corn. Not bad for a cheapie lager from across the world.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp gold. Thin partial white head. Thin light grain scent. Sweet flavour, slightly rough and grainy flavour. You could get used to it in the sun but...
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, drank chilled and at high speed from the bottle. Looks like a bottle of beer. Honey, crackers and noble hops aroma. Taste of honey, hot metal shavings, baked beans, tablemats. I love it when a brewery turn your prejudices on their head: De Molen and Kombolcha have done that tonight. Better than 90% of the beer (by volume) retailing in my local supermarket. F**k the £20 a bottle stuff and get yourself a case of Ethiopian pale lager in for Christmas.
BeerandBlues2 (10612) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Harar Mesob, Arlington, VA. Pours clear and sparkling gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of vegetables. Flavor is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of vegetables. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry and biting finish.