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


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is mainly sweet grain and corn without much of a hop profile. Flavor is light up front with sweet grain that is joined by corn that has a mellow finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2012
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 !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (403) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2012
A halfway decent lager with that unique Ethiopian sweetness to it. Always get the Ethiopian beer at the Ethiopian restaurants.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2011
330ml Bottle. Golden with white head. Malty aroma and taste, some corn , a bit grainy. Your typical average lager for any country.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertDale (4027) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
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.

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