Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
from Bier-Bienne - translucide pale golden beer with a poor head retention; aroma of plastic, corn and solvent; moderate malt backbone and pretty tart; very harsh bitterness and a rough corny and paperboard-like finish - urgh !
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, Orlando. Pours pale and clear. Aroma of corn, and a little cardboard. Flavor isn’t offensive. Pretty typical, and exactly what you would expect. Actually, a little more fresh than I was expecting, but very little character in any area. Lots of corn.
BlackHaddock (4115) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
1st Beer in my random tasting evening of 12 Aug 2011. The brown 33cl bottle (best before 11/2011) was poured into a ’Paderborner Pilsner’ badged stemmed flute.
Regular lager look, clean, clear, light golden body, crowned with a snowy white head of bubbles, the head left some good lacing on the flute.
Sadly it went down hill somewhat after the initial pour and stare. The smell was of wet cardboard, some dried cut grass and rotting grains.
The taste wasn’t there, it was bland and boring, even by ’mass produced’ lager/pilsner standards. This is my second beer from this brewery and most likely my last.
Usual lager spritzy carbonisation, but being tasteless it was just like a fizzy thirst quenching watery pop rather than a refreshing beer.
reebtogi (4363) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle poured a pale straw color with a small white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is cheap grains and hops. Light malty sweetness with an unpleasant hop bitterness that lingers. Light body and little carbonation. No good.
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight bready aroma on the nose, drank from the bottle but it looks like any pale lager. Flavour is light maltiness with a semi-dry finish. Drinkable and okay.
jdjuice (338) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A halfway decent lager with that unique Ethiopian sweetness to it. Always get the Ethiopian beer at the Ethiopian restaurants.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml Bottle. Golden with white head. Malty aroma and taste, some corn , a bit grainy. Your typical average lager for any country.
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl. bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a small white head. Mild aroma of malt and corn. Taste is sweet malt and corn. Just passable.
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled out of a bottle. Pale golden beer with a loose, white bubbles for a head. Light sweet grain nose. Standard macro lager taste with some corny sweetness, a faint metallic note, and a hint of something bitter in the finish. I expected worse, but this is still something best left to the Ethiopian restaurants.
seymour (1471) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass at Ethiopian restaurant. Poured a clear straw color with creamy white foam, somewhat lasting, little lace. Typical mass-produced light lager aromas and flavors. Fine, better than most American adjunct versions, but not great. I will say it goes great with spicy African food, though!