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Brewed by Kombolcha Brewery (BGI Ethiopia)
Style: Pale Lager
Kombolcha, Ethiopia

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Served as cold as possible. Pours an extremely light blonde. The smell is light, subtle grains, water, and fruit. Taste is slightly fruity, some heavy water notes, some booze notes, perhaps some brett. It is not well-constructed.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jolo (902) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. A clear pale golden colour with a small white head. An aroma of malt and fruit. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A light body, thin texture.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Camons (5802) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a fading white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, little corn, little soapy, litte acidic. Flavor is malt, corn, little ripe apples, light acidic. Thin to medium body, live carbonation. 170214

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Golden color no head filtered tastes like a lager I would drink it again when in Ethiopia

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Rating #957 - February 7, 2014. $4.29 for a 330ml bottle from Sherbrooke 4.5%. Bought this for the country tick, #letsbehonest. Aroma is cereal grains, corn, light hoppy whiff. Taste is more of the same, grainy, bland, and bubbly. Medium-strong carbonation. Nothing to excite in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exeter (286) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Looks like a light beer. Microhead stayed to the bottom, as little lacing. Flavour was a little wheaty, corny, malty, but average tasty. helped me knock off a country.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dfearnley (923) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of wheat, bread, black pepper, and light yeast. Crystal clear yellow with moderate carbonation and a thin mottled white head. Taste is apple, wheat, and yeast. It’s also a tad chalky. This isn’t too complex, or exciting, but seems okay.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle: Poured a golden with whispery white head. Aroma is grassy. Taste is sweet grass, grain, malt, and metallic hops bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
I’m pretty sure this is bittered with gesho, not hops. It has that signature earthy Woody almost tea - like flavor. A simple, unexciting beer, but a nice twist with a signature local ingredient. Drank in bottle in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
musinj6 (390) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Thanks to my friend dimi for bringing this back to me. Pours a clear pale with one finger head leaving small lacing. Toasted malt. Hint of sweet. Hint of bitter. Light clean herbal hop character . Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium finish that is bitter. Pretty decent for the style.


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