drakes (2) - - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brewed from unique equtorial barley malt. Crisp and refreshing, perfectly suited for all seasons.
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer was purchased at a liquor store in Smyrna, GA. This is by far the best African beer I have had to date. My son drank this pretty regularly while overseas and he always told me that I should try it. He was right, nice flavor, palate and taste.
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 2008: from BA. Green 300ml bottle, brought back from Kenya last year so I could review it at my leasure.
Still well within its best before date, I poured into a Corsendonk stemmed tulip shaped glass.
Looks like a Dort, a deep darker, old gold colour. Not the bright, light normal lager hue. The white head does stay, but there isnít a huge top to start with.
Malt aroma, barley and some hops too. Fairly sweet caramel esters also.
Even in the cold English winter this African beer has something worth having. Drinking it reminded me of the Safari and all the excitment there of, wonderful. Malty and clean tasting, plenty of flavour from the yeast and hops. The sweetness of the caramel smell doesnít come into taste, but a little sweetnes is within the flavours.
This is a good beer, obviously it tastes better in the warmth with the sun on your back, but its mouthfeel is just right. The malt flavour stays throughout and no metalic twang arrives like some malt lagers.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this in Nairobi, so I am sure that it was much fresher than one would find it outside of Kenya. Standard lager character until you get to the flavor. Extremely robust and full. So hearty and even that I was shocked as I drank it. If only the beer could find itís way to the U.S. and still be this good.
canary dog (697) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice lager. Clean, cold, and refreshing. Very slight graininess and subtle hops make this a decent thirst quencher. Try it with spicy Thai noodle dishes.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 An excellent brew, of all the East African beers, this is the best IMHO. mild aftertaste, nice smell, hard to get outside Africa.. (well, hard to get in Ireland) one of my favorite beers.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a mug at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a clear straw gold, and forms a large, billowy head of thick white foam with good retention. Lacing was quite noticeable.
Smell: Biscuit malt forms the bulk of the smell, though oddly sweet, with an almost honey-like note to the sweetness. Grassiness is also present, with something vaguely rootlike.
Taste: Again, biscuity malt with that honey sweetness, like eating a biscuit that has honey drizzled over it. Grassy notes abound throughout the tasting process as well, alongside a presence best described as pollen. Itís a simple taste profile, though not a bad one.
Mouthfeel: Light, lively, and drinkable.
Overall: Not a bad lager. Not the greatest lager ever brewed, but the honey-sweetness adds a bit of interest that I havenít run across often with pale lagers.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprise present from my dad. I saw that it was a Kenyan lager and I almost didnít even want to try it. Being the ticker that I am, I gave it a shot, and this is exactly why we donít judge a beer by its location...Appearance nothing to note...Aroma is light and sweet, corn, but youíd expect tons of skunk and none is present...The aroma is light and sweet, not at all a typical lager. This isnít a great beer but it exceeds expectations for a lager and a Kenyan beer.
johnnnniee (2933) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Andover Liquors
Pour a crystal clear golden straw color with a decent sized tightly bubbled white head that dissipates quickly to a faint cap on top. Aromas of sweet grainy honey like pilsner malt and a faint floral hop. Iím a bit surprised that the aroma is so damn inviting. The flavor is lightly sweet and honey like with some faint earthy spicy hop to balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and slick sugary water mouthfeel. Very nice example of a pale lager, I could see some of these on a warm summer day.
Buzzfuzz (1) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad lager. Light and quite refreshing. Lacks body..... Ok summer drink. But then I am not much of a lager fan. I would buy it again