paintyouup824 (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
My first African beer and was not the most pleasant I’m sorry to say. It poured a light yellow, a lot of carbonation, with a white head that was fully diminishing. The aroma almost smelled like apple juice, or at least that is what it reminded me of. It had a little sweetness to the smell, but was all in all a bit confusing. A slight bitterness in the beginning flavor wise, a more or less malty end. The aftertaste was really non-existent and I guess would serve it’s purpose in East Africa. It was quite watery and with a very light body. I’m glad to check this beer off my list, it was nice, but just not for me.
kathouse (1507) - Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A friend brought me this from Kenya. Very pale gold with a small white head. Light grain aroma and flavors. Not the worst I’ve had.
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Peculier Pub. Clear pale yellow with very small frothy white head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, little malt taste, almost no hops, watery body, abrupt finish. This could only be a substitute for water under the fierce African sun!
beerme31 (623) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light golden color and medium white head. Mild aroma of hay, grass, and malt. Light sweet taste. Light body, mild hop presence. Decent lager overall.
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle-purchased at one of the "clubs" while on this deployment
Pours very pale yellow hue with a small fizzy white head. Nose of grains, oxidization, malt husks, corn, cereal, and other adjuncts. Flavors are pretty oxidized as well. Mushy grains, lots of cereal. I have definitely had better wild lagers than this. I don’t even think this would be that much better fresh. WIth that said, I now have Kenya off my list.
minutemat (3739) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle @ JDW Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Bought purely and simply because it was a new country tick, despite seeing this in the fridge here many many times and not giving it much thought. Pours clear gold, white head. Aroma is musty malt, straw. Taste is an initial pale malt lager character but with distinct, offputting oxidised wet cardboard notes coming through which makes it incredibly difficult to finish. So I left it.
BuckeyeBoy (5172) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle picked up at Belmont Portland. Pours out a crisp clear pale straw topped with a white head. nose is cream of corn grassy hops and some wheat. Taste is more of the corn and light sweetness and some spice. I have had worse.
radio_nowhere (1340) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into pils glass, clear straw yellow color with white head. Aroma notes of pale malt sweetness, kind of a honey-like note and faint grass. Taste adds some grain and hay. Light body, moderate-heavy carbonation, crisp with clean finish. A sweeter than average pale lager.
mzaar (2600) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska. Klar orange med ett stort vitt skum. Maltbaserad lager där det också ryms en gnutta frukt och socker i såväl smak som doft. Finns betydligt sämre lagers.
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Meh. Had to do it. First - probably only ever - beer from Kenya. African Bud. No thanks. Maybe on an Africa hot day...
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BlackBeerPG (242) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste was crisp,semi sweet, some hop to the malt backbone but not a lot.
Lite gold, clear, with a foamy head