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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Straw color with a wispy white diminishing head. Flour, dough grass and grain aromas. Sweet flavors dominate. light herbal hops help just a little in balancing. Actually fairly dry in the finish. Just a bit of cardboard in the end. Fairly thick feel, but some acidity cuts in at the end. Certainly not the worst pale lager, but still far from the best.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Clear slight darkish golden color with thin foam ring. The smell is malty lagery but not bad. The taste is malty, lagery, not special but quite okay. Little boring aftertaste, but okay.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Not bad at all. Had in a bottle at animal kingdom. Clean with out really any aversive taste.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at Disney World Animal Kingdom. Golden colored with a whitish head. Sweeter and maltier than the typical pale lager, though not really much different. Light bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (424) - München, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
It is an acquired taste the International lager type beer. A beer with little taste and a bit too watery, but certainly drinkable and a beer that grows on you.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours clear golden with a diminishing pale head. Earthy, herbal aromas with biscuit and grass. Light body, good carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borup (8266) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
33 cl. bottle - trade with DSG - thanks. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, corn and grainy notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1047) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
From a bottle. It was served ice cold which probably didn’t do it any harm, surprisingly good, crisp and fresh, who would have thought Ethiopia is pumping out beer that could stand up to a trip to Australia and still be pretty good. I’m impressed.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (779) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at Bianto restaurant, Petach Tikva. Clear light golden-yellow with small white head. Very light aroma with floral notes and some graininess. Sweet flavor, floral with some mild spiciness and light bitterness. Soft carbonation, light to medium-bodied.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
Bottle at Addis Ababa airport. Golden with white head. Aroma and taste was pretty standard pale lager, some yeasty notes added.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at mpls ethiopian restaurant. This was at least better than the Harar we also drank, but not much. Barely finished it (but of course I finish everything!).


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