mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale, clear yellow, but had a nice frothy white head that left a little lacing down the glass. Grassy and lightly malty aroma. Slightly malty and sweet taste. Something was a little off about it though. A decent pale lager from Kenya.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. Pours a light golden, with a thin white head. Aroma? no, not really. Taste is sweet corn, with some unpleasant sour notes. Not recomended.
ALLOVATE (2537) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I had to try this one again after the first bottle I tried tasted as though it had spent a month out in the African sun. Second sample was a little cleaner, thankfully, but I did say a little. Poured into a stein glass, clear pale yellow-gold body with a lot of very fine carbonation raising a huge, fluffy white head that rose a good inch out of the rim, remained for the length and left rings of foam down the sides as I drank. Obviously it was quite attractive in the glass, I just wish it had stayed there. Subtle peppery, grassy and sour hop nose, quite clean. Fell apart in the mouth though, lightly sweet, pasty and slick across the tongue, ultra-light bodied and in desperate need of flavour. Medium, ítonic waterí carbonation moved it along with considerable ease and the finish was short and crisp with nothing left to remember it by. After half a pint a light grassy and sour hop note came through prior to the swallow, but it remained otherwise tasteless. Nothing was honestly too disagreeable about it and I would imagine it would be heaven in its homeland. Average. (50cL, Liquor Merchants Morley, Born on 01/06/05)
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I must say I was totally shocked by this one. A very clean lager and very acceptable lager from Africa. Not much in the way of taste or excitement but that is preferable to lots of bad taste.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nice light decent lager. Not really very hoppy, but still a nice light easy drinking beer. Light, fizzy, but no weak flavors. Acceptable.
piscator34 (2036) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled sample. Very pale yellow in colour with high carbonation. Grainy cereal malt aromas, along with a note of wet grass. Flavors are not so good: creamed corn, canned peas, and a bit of apple juice with a bit of herbal hops in there somewhere. Very poor.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (500ml) I was outraged that I had only rated 21 countries - time to expand my horizons - and we start with Kenya. Iím sure it couldnít possibly taste like every other SIL/pale lager ... Poured a slightly hazy, bubbly, incredibly pale yellow with a big frothy, soapy-looking head. Nice lacing, though. Aroma was a little on the skunky side, with grains (corn, wheat and canola) and maybe a hint of apple juice - not really anything that should call itself malt. Taste was surpisingly nutty, with a little hop character, more straw, wheat and corn, and a slightly bitter finish - not too sweet. Mouthfeel was strangely oily for such a watery beer. Not much aftertaste, but Iíve had much worse. At least itís mild.
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow/light gold in body with a compact, almost lasting, head. There was some lacing but it was hardly worth the effort. Grassy aroma along with some lemon. Taste was ok without being outstanding, light in body, light citrus and not a lot else.
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, mediumsized white bubbly head. Weak malty aroma. Malty flavour with artificial sweetness. A bit hayish finish.
TBone (13449) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled 50cl (BB 11/2005)
Very pale yellow, some creamy white head. Aroma has rice, faint grassy hops. Sweet malty. Carbonated. Butterscotch diacetyl notes. Low quality African lager.