DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle on 06/28/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet bready and light grassy hop aroma. Sweet bready malt flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pale, filtered, dull tanned-yellow color. Patchy, thin, frothy head retains itself rather well. Doughy inoffensive non-aroma. Not bad, maybe a little conservative on the hops, but otherwise a pretty standard European Lager, which probably tastes that much better in Ethiopia. Sugary, but light enough on the palate, with a simple zesty hop balance. Surprisingly OK.
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much to this beer but not bad with spicy Ethiopian food. Other than washing down Doro Watt this doesn’t have much going on. Serving: Bottle
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
light malty,toast, yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, fizzy, short.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Courtesy Niels-Kristian directly from Ehiopia. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.
onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear yellow colour with small head. Metallic flavour, malty and bitter finish.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Medium head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops and water.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I found this beer slightly tolerable, but it’s more then likely because ive consumed a shitload of swill over the last few weeks on my trip to Central America. Bright golden, large head. Instant corn on the nose. Sweet and malty, and noticeably dry on the palate. I honestly enjoyed it, probably because it was so warm today.