JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fluffy white head over big-bubbled yellow golden beer. Straw, grassy, dusty grass. Faintly wet hay, some dry, not-too-sweet malts. Very malty, sweetness comes out more in force warming up. Light to watery, very slightly sticky MF. Less sweet than the other Ethiopian beer, but not necessarily better. Thanks to the V. Brothers and their mystery supplier
bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle - thanks Keren! Pours pale yellow with a small fizzy white head that dissipates quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet corn syrup, grain, grass. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and light grassy bitter. Light body. Too sweet for a pale lager.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle and Draught. This is the most popular beer in Ethiopia and the football team they sponsor is the league leader. If you are traveling to the land of injera and shiro brace yourself for the dragon slayer.
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Średnie piwo, ale jak na egzotykę w miarę ok. Piana tworzy się i ma aspirację do trwalszej jej obecności na piwie. Finisz trochę wytrawny. Chmiel się także nieznacznie wyczuwa
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Pours shiny yellow with a small head, aroma of honey, butter, corn, flavor of malt, nice bitterness, a bit bizarre, light bodied
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle at the awesome Ethiopian restaurant Ghenet in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. Seriously, if you’re in the area, go. Clear golden color with a nicely formed white head and some lacing. Honey, grass, and grain on the aroma; rather typical. The flavor is standard, with average sweetness and mild bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel and fairly light body. A fine enough beer for what it is, but come on, I’m a beer snob and I can’t drink this. At least I ticked a rare new country.
CH-303 (1296) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared with Nordcore:
Appearance: Yellow light golden, clear. Minimal, white head.
Aroma: Sweet, some malt, no hops. Maybe honey.
Taste: More sweetness and malt, not much else.
Info: 330ml bottle, 27/12-2012
Nordcore (932) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33 cl. Clear golden with minimal head. Aroma of malt and honey sence. Light bitter taste with a short honey end.
tomer (1474) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, a little hazy gold colour, sawn wood and cardboard with a hint of spice, coarse bitterness but otherwise quite diluted with a light sweetness and a touch of nuttiness. Just bad.
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Clear golden. Sweet cerals aroma. Sweet grainy flavor. Light-bodied.