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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
fakebeersnob (322) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2015
I am not a fan of lagers, but had to try an Ethiopian beer. This was surprisingly not too bad. I didn’t get to take notes on it as was at lunch before a long day in the city. It was a light, crisp beer with a bit of herbal and spice to it. (Mild spice, but for some reason I got a feel of a bit of coriander). Nothing to go out of the way to buy again, but was a decent beer to go with my dinner.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyobon (1300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2015
(Bottle) Clear golden with little head. Malt and grain aroma with hint of leather. Some body and modest carbonation. Taste starts with some sweetness, becomes watery in mid palate and develops a little bitterness in finish. Definitely drinkable but not great.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Clear slight darkish golden color with thin foam ring. The smell is malty lagery but not bad. The taste is malty, lagery, not special but quite okay. Little boring aftertaste, but okay.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Not bad at all. Had in a bottle at animal kingdom. Clean with out really any aversive taste.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at Disney World Animal Kingdom. Golden colored with a whitish head. Sweeter and maltier than the typical pale lager, though not really much different. Light bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (652) - München, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
It is an acquired taste the International lager type beer. A beer with little taste and a bit too watery, but certainly drinkable and a beer that grows on you.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoth (667) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours clear golden with a diminishing pale head. Earthy, herbal aromas with biscuit and grass. Light body, good carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
33 cl. bottle - trade with DSG - thanks. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, corn and grainy notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1610) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
From a bottle. It was served ice cold which probably didn’t do it any harm, surprisingly good, crisp and fresh, who would have thought Ethiopia is pumping out beer that could stand up to a trip to Australia and still be pretty good. I’m impressed.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (1391) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at Bianto restaurant, Petach Tikva. Clear light golden-yellow with small white head. Very light aroma with floral notes and some graininess. Sweet flavor, floral with some mild spiciness and light bitterness. Soft carbonation, light to medium-bodied.


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