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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle: Filtered
Brewed in Kenya since 1922.
Ingredients: Malt, Sugar, Hops, CO2, Permitted correctives and stabilisers
Medium alcohol beer that is a favorite choice for many occasions.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2006
[bottle from peckhams] dusty, strawish aroma. thin body, a little hop dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
(500 ml bottle: $3.49 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Another African pale lager with a 1-year shelf life, this bottle states "MFG 31-May-05, EXP 31-May-06". But I imagine the nine months since bottling have taken their toll as cardboard is a central flavor component in this beer. Lightly sweet corn/grain maltiness and a mild bitterness do their best to refocus my attention away from the cardboard with only moderate and temporary success. Cardboard and grain in the nose as well. Light bodied but not watery, well-carbonated but not burpy, neither clean nor crisp, and not really all that refreshing either. Medium straw in color with just a touch of haziness. An inch of bubbly white head forms on the pour and shows solid retention and an acceptable amount of patchy lacing. Take away the cardboard and this would be too awful, but at least with this bottle, this isn’t even remotely enjoyable, and wow, $3.49 a bottle is absolutely insane.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours a nice light golden yellow. Aromas of hops, malts. Taste is crisp with a nice mellow hop flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2006
From a 500 ml bottle purchased at "Keller’s IGA" while returning home from subbing at U.C. - This one pours a golden liquid with a tall white head and a faint malty aroma. Tastewise, it’s just a bland, below-par lager... screw it. At least it was on sale for 99 cents per 500 ml!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
Can. Pale, pale yellow colour with a medium creamy mostly diminishing white head. Weak malty aroma, if any. Not much taste in a watery body. No surprises here

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (14910) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
Can. Pale yellow. Nice creamy head - but it fades quickly. Medium carbonation. Very watery. Average lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
From the bottle, pours a semi-hazy, pale golden color with a very thin, white head. Smells of corn and grains, like a bad macro. Tastes the same. Corny, grainy flavors, lightly malty, and not much more. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2006
out of the bottle pours the slightest bit foggy honey-wheat hue with a barely there white head and minimal carbonation. aromas of citrus and corn. tastes of honey, lemon, corn and sweet malts. light on the palate. its not bad for a very light beer. the corn aftertaste is a bit overwhelming and poorly balanced but I would have this again and I wouldn’t protest to having another. a tad bit bland below average but not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoR (721) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Oh so bland! Pours a clear golden colour. Leave a small creamy head that too rapidly disapear. I guess we can call it refreshing... But that doesn’t save the day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Not excessively offensive in any way, which is as much positivity as I can seem to summon on this drink. Substantial carbonation helped distract my tongue from some of this drink’s basic shortcomings, such as distinct corn syrup sweetness and semi-sour aftertaste.... But all in all, OK.

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