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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   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 (4956) - 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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
eduardovl (961) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a very pale yellow color forming a medium big bubbled white head. Low retention and practically no lacings formed or left in the glass. S: Malty and crispy. Strong notes of sweet malts and adjunct malts. Bready yeasts. Light flowery hops in the very end. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of pale malts. Corn and cardboard. Crispy. Light grassy bitter end. M: Light fizzy body. Grassy hops aftertaste. O: Low drinkability. Standard Adjunct Lager. [ Enjoyed in a Ethiopian restaurant in Lausanne - 02/23/2014 ]

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Back to back Ethiopian treats. The only real thing that made this good is that the Meta I had before tasted even worse. This one was drinkable at least. Bottle at Zenebech with some excellent food.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
StilleStorm (891) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF; Bottle received as a gift. Thank you. bottle 33cl. Pours moderate, clear golden with a frothy, moderate lasting and lacing white head. Aroma is malt, grass, light floral perfumed and spice.Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a moderate lasting finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
k92488 (301) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF 0.5 flaske. Gyllen klar med flott hvit skum. Aroma av malt og gress og pilsner gjær. Smak av smør. Medium co2.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lore (1218) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2014
Clear golden colour, moderate, quite quickly disappearing white head; aroma of floral notes, grains and some carsboard; taste of maltyness with metallic and cardboard notes as well as some honey; would be drinlable on a hot summer day

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
freretoc (848) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 16, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl il y a quelques années dans un restaurant Ethipien à Lausanne, un souvenir marquant en ce jour de Juin, parce que’on avait super bien mangé et que cette bière ultra basique de la lager, collait parfaitement avec la bouffe goutue et épicée ethiopienne qui déglinguait

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4925) - Amsterdam, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3715) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
wheresthepath (1619) - 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!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - 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)


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