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


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (5842) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
33cl Bottle from an Ethiopian shop. Clear pale golden colour, dense white head. Aroma of grain, a little sourness, sweet malts, some honey, corn, light grassy. Flavour is medium sweet, malts, light floral, hint of honey, grain, hint of sourness, light-bitter finish. Light-bodied. Way better than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (4664) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Casablanca Brasserie 171014. Mt first ever beer from Ethiopia and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. While it doesn’t set the world on fire this beer was much better than I expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
wheresthepath (1913) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at RISC Global Café, Reading. Pours a dull gold with a thin white head and an obvious fizz. Rather watery, although not as bad as some pale lagers. It’s pretty sweet, with sweetcorn up front and a faint sour note. There is a little hop bitterness in the finish, but this adds no particular flavour. Pretty much indistinguishable from all the other cheap mass-produced lagers out there, and equally as grim as most of them. But hey, it’s a tick from Ethiopia!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
erickok (4609) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
Very simple golden body and fluffy head. Grainy aroma, hopless, light yeasty perhaps but very light. Watery body, simple bitterness, too highly carbonated. Like yellow water. (Bottle at an Ethiopian restaurant in Brussels)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5037) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured a pale yellow with aromas of grain and malt. Flavors followed suit, malt and grain, decent in the heat, had this at Animal Kingdom.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pumpmaster (1298) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
330 ml bottle at the Dawa Bar at Disney"s Animal Kingdom. Nothing special if not for the price $7.50

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle in the Addis Abba airport. Pale yellow color, quick white head, light malty aroma. Very light flavor of malt, grain and a little hoppiness a and dryness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ramboraffe (1526) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
330 ml bottle at ethiopian restaurant Simba, Göteborg sweden. Clear golden with white head. Smell is sweet grain and malt. Taste is sweet malt. Light and clean with low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MarkoNm (1986) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with white head. Soon only a small white cover is left. The basic malty and grainy aroma is easy to pick up, slightly skunky as well. The taste is light and watery, slightly sweet. No real bitterness in the finish. No aftertase. Actually, no taste at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allconf50 (12) - Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
I had this beer in Bahir Dar when the water where I was staying had typhoid. It was delicious. I have since had it in the United States at an Ethiopian restaurant, and it wasn’t as good as it was in Bahir Dar. I would love to have it again.

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