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Windhoek Special

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Brewed by Namibia Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Windhoek, Namibia

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A slightly stronger, yet smooth lager beer made in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. This beer is brewed to perfection by German Master Brewers to award drinkers with the power of a full strength taste whilst maintaining superior, natural quality.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma - the aroma is combination of cardboard, corn, and honey Appearance - the body color is yellow; the liquid is clear, but with a few beads of nucleation and bits of stuff floating with in. (Yikes!); the head was about 1/4" and white. and quickly dissolved into a thin layer of foam. Taste - the taste is of caramel malt, some wet cardboard as well, kind of nutty, kind of corny Palate - body is light; the texture thin; the carbonation flat; the finish very abrupt

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3018) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Barley malt and sweet plum aroma. Hazy honey gold with a small white head. Sweet barley malt flavor. Light body, soft carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Clear gold, short white head. Spoiled grain, age, and oxidation aroma. Taste is a fairly decent "beer-ness"....overwhelmed by old grain/breadiness..... Might have been ok once upon a time.... unknown age.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (7949) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Cardboard and malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet barley malt flavor. This is probably a very decent beer when fresh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4205) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
So, I’m honored 2B the 47th ratebeerian to rate this BS? How can I tik this less than a 3 when on the label it says "natural power" heheh. Funny eh? Right on the neck of the bottle like a blue ribbon from pabst. This is my tik for nambia, lets see, where is that on the map, HAH? Color of slightly hazy baltic lager. Processed third world country water background. Smell is clean, then infected. Difficult, taste is a little old thar. Aroma is a little like volatile cheap ice lager. Yes, like so many other third world country beers that I have had, lets make sure this is past yer eyes. Is there enough clean water to make sure I don’t get bullshit digestive trouble? On par with a lager I got from sri lanka. Some co2, not much.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ContemplateBeer (1580) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2012
Aroma of white grape, slightly sweet corn and apple. Appearance is gold with scant light head. Flavor of toast, apple and white grape. Palate is creamy and bubbly. Not a bad lager; good to see that German colonization was worth something.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hannelie (1) - Keetmanshoop, NAMIBIA - APR 1, 2012 does not count
On a hot Namibian summer day... Nothing better then an ice-cold Windhoek Special. Yet, hard to get.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Certainly malty in the aroma, leading to a malty flavor that is somewhat sweet (caramel) and mixed with a bit of fruity sourness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mojoharper (31) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 9, 2010
Golden color, with a hoppy, slightly caramel nose. Initial tastes are sugary. Finishes dry, but overall, an unremarkable lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2009
12 oz bottle bought at drinks over dearborn in chicago. Pours a clear light golden with a small white froth. Aroma is very sweet grains, sugary with some apple cider tartness. Flavor starts with a sweet candy and malt graininess and some light sharp frutiness. Finishes weakly but smooth with a fading malt breadiness.Light to medium body and a zippy carbonation. Nice palate and smooth flavors, just overall a bit bland


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