Asmara Brewery Reviews




MarkoNm
1.9
Asmara Lager Beer
Pours a clear darker golden color, topped with a small and non-lasting white head. Sweet syrupy fruity aroma with a corn-like character. Some wet paper. Not nice altogether. Taste is a tad sweet first, some bitterness in the finish which is nice, but there’s that metallic/medicine aftertaste which is not nice. Nope...
Friday, April 01, 2016

Manslow
2.3
Asmara Lager Beer
COUNTRY 186. Butelka 0,33l dzięki Radek i Max. Kolor jasnosłomkowy, trochę mętnawy, piany praktycznie brak. Aromat słodowy i waniliowy. Smak lekko kwaskowy i trawiasty ale jakiś nijaki. Raczej słodko-kwaśne.Na podniebieniu dośc przyjemne.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

madmitch76
2.4
Asmara Lager Beer
25th September 2015
Borefts VII. Day 1. Bottle share thanks to Craig. Almost clear pale gold beer, small white head. Papery pale malts, sweetish. Forensic citrus. Light finish. Meh!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

PMgep
1.2
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle from Systembolaget Sundbyberg. Clear colour, malty aroma with no hops. Not that good.
Monday, October 12, 2015

kermis
1.5
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle sampled at Borefts ’15. Pours clear dark golden with a medium off white head. Aroma is skunky with light malt, bread and grain. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Theydon_Bois
1.4
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle split at BBF 7, Bodegraven, 25/09/15. Pale golden with moderate off white spotting. Nose is pale malt, cereals, grain, uber thin and nothingness abound. Taste comprises paper, light bread, straw, grain husk, stale cornflakes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A pretty low end Pale Lager all told!
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

tderoeck
1.8
Asmara Lager Beer
25/IX/15 - 33cl bottle @ Borefts 2015 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2015-1276) Thanks to cgarvieuk for sharing his freshly traded bottle!

Clear blond to pale yellow beer, small aery irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: grains, hay, cow fodder. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: grains, hay, very watery, bit sweet. Aftertaste: grains, nothing else.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Benzai
1.2
Asmara Lager Beer
Sampled from bottle. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, skunky, butter, old, metallic, dusty. Low body and carbonation. Crap.
Monday, October 05, 2015

77ships
3
Asmara Lager Beer
Thank you! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2015. Day 1. Clear golden, little white head. Nose is bitter flowers & candy. Taste is hugely sweet corn, candy bread, sugar, sweet flowers. Oily body. No unpleasant beers, good for a pale lager. Shockingly good for an African pale lager. Neat.
Monday, September 28, 2015

Beerhunter111
1.9
Asmara Lager Beer
Klare goldene Farbe, schöne weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Getreide, süß, wässrig. Geschmack schwach malzig, getreidig, wässrig, nicht gut.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stuu666
2.8
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle at borefts. Pours hazy pale golden, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is similar, quite sweet.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Koelschtrinker
1.4
Asmara Lager Beer
Dumpf getreidiger, muffiger Antrunk mit geringer Herbe. Schlecht, kurzer Nachhall. 8/5/4/4//4
Friday, September 25, 2015

harrisoni
2
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle at Borefts 2015. Pale gold lasting white head bad aroma. Smells so bad. Yep terrible. Cereal nasty. Some softness.
Friday, September 25, 2015

cgarvieuk
2.8
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle at Borefts 2015... Golden amber.. Big white head... Soft grassy fruits nose soft sweet fruits... Soft fruits hay
Friday, September 25, 2015

MrHult
2
Asmara Lager Beer
Flaska från Systembolaget Kista. Dimmig guldfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Enkel lager med relativt mycket smak. Inte så god i munnen men bra eftersmak
Saturday, September 19, 2015

SamTheBarrel
2.4
Asmara Lager Beer
330ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy straw colored with a medium sized thick frothy beige head with good retention, that left lacing when reduced. Aroma of grains, hay and honey. Flavours of bread, cereal, lemon zest and dough. Taste is medium-light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Asmara Lager Beer is decent, unusual appearance and mouthfeel for a macro lager.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

JanVah
0.5
Asmara Lager Beer
På flaska från systembolaget. Ljusgul grumlig färg. Doftar gräs tror jag. Smakar kemiskt någonting. Vaskad
Friday, September 11, 2015

Peter_L
2.6
Asmara Lager Beer
Flaska från SB. Doftar säd och hö. Smakar som en blandning av gräs och torkat hö. Inte så speciellt besk. Mjuk, nästan gräddig munkänsla. Nja.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

MSBrindbergs
3.1
Asmara Lager Beer
Flaska från SB. Kul med eritreansk öl! Lätt dimmig mörkgul färg med lättare vitt skum. Klassiska dofter och smaker av lager, men något kryddigare. Jag gillar! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Vighals
2.1
Asmara Lager Beer
Gulbrun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter maltekstrakt og fudge. Lett. Søtlig karamell. Kort
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Gorm
2
Asmara Lager Beer
Klar gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av noe søtlig malt og sitrus. Smak av noe søtlig malt og sitrus. Import.
Thursday, March 06, 2014

nilsas
2.7
Asmara Lager Beer
Dufter av sukker og honning. Lys honning farge. Lite skum, noe langs kant. Liten bitter smak sammen med honning.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

gunnar
2.4
Asmara Lager Beer
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours unclear golden with a small white head. Aroma is weak grainy malts, sugars. Taste is light sweet, some harsh bitter hops towards the long finish. Light oily mouthfeel.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

abemorsten
1.8
Asmara Lager Beer
Small bottle courtesy of gunnar. Misty golden body with a white film. Sugary, honey wood on the nose. Sweet, light malts and a papery bitterness. Light to medium body. Papery finish.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

sebletitje
1.9
Asmara Lager Beer
33 cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Nisse666. BB 25-06-2013. Dorée claire, col fin blanc. Bouquet et profile de grains en dominance. Rien d’étonnant avec ce type de bières africaines. Malt pils avec une rondeur de maïs, sec et grains presque poussiéreux, monotone mais ce côté malté et grains reste agréable. Houblon est absent.
Friday, June 14, 2013

gnoff
1.7
Asmara Lager Beer
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666. Sampled on June 8, 2013. BB 25 June 2013.
A bit hazy straw color, small white head. Sweet, corn, gypsym scent. Dry, malty taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nisse666
1.3
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle many thx to DSG cons 2013-06-08 Mölndal AR: melas, corn, AP: very pale golden, frothy deminishing chemical white head F: cardboard, corn, artificial sugar
Saturday, June 08, 2013

gunnfryd
1.4
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is butter, citrus, malt, hay. Flavour is butter, citrus, malt, hay. Thin body. Boring beer.
Sunday, April 28, 2013

beastiefan2k
1.2
Asmara Lager Beer
330mL bottle shared by RobertDale, thanks Bob. My favorite part of this beer is the vintage appearance. When Bob pulled this out I thought we were about to drink some 70s German berliner weisse. It looks like the only bottles and label makers available in Eritrea were donation from retired German equipment. More importantly, I had no idea there was a country named Eritrea. Apparently, its only been a country is 1991. And the beer, well its a sulfuric mess, burning match kind of sulfur. Eh, I could not drink this stuff. If this was my only choice of beer I would be teetotaler.
Sunday, April 21, 2013

RobertDale
2
Asmara Lager Beer
330 ml. bottle. Thanks kerenmk! Pours a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, and some citrus. Not so good.
Sunday, April 21, 2013

fonefan
1.2
Asmara Lager Beer

Bottle 330ml.

[ As my country rating # 137 on ratebeer ]. Unclear matt medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain, hay, vegetables, light cereal. Flavour is light moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, cardboard, vegetables. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20130216]

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

homawaye
2.1
Asmara Lager Beer
Compared to European Lager beer Standard this is poor. But I think, if you have nothing else to drink, go for it. At least it has got quite a clean palate and some freshness. Hops don’t grow in Eritrea, so they are hard to detect in this beer.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Papsoe
1.9
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Hansen. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Odd chemical aroma. Medium body, a dry maltiness and a surprisingly bitter hopping. 160213
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Geokkjer
1.5
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of hay, flour, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is bitter and dry with some flour and fruitiness. Thin body, average carbonation.
Saturday, February 16, 2013

yngwie
1.5
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle. A clear, golden beer topped by a small, white head. The aroma reminds me of a store room filled with old, buckets of paint. Some pale malts and fruityness too. The flavor has the same paint store room feeling, but is more on the fruity and malty side. Medium body with some carbonation, semi-sweetish. My 1.5 rating is probably too high, as this was a really shitty beer. 130216
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Meilby
1.9
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, lemon and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dedollewaitor
1.5
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours hazy yellow with a bubbly head. Dust, corn, paperbag and filthy water.
Saturday, February 16, 2013

yespr
1.2
Asmara Lager Beer
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mouldy and soapy. Cornish, mouldy and light earthy. Medium sweet cornish and cooked vegetables. Light bitter and dry finish.
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hansen
2.3
Asmara Lager Beer
Thanks Barak (DSG)! Light yellow coloured and has a white head, medium duration. Sharp aroma, perhaps hops. Flavor starts light sweet and finish medium to heavy bitter. Dry texture and soft carbonation.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Zita
2
Asmara Lager Beer
thanks to DSG:light sweet hoppy aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, flat, dry finish.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

onystrom
2.2
Asmara Lager Beer
Clear pale yellow color with great head. Nice smooth palte and moderate bitterness.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Rasmus40
1.9
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle @ chrisv10 tasting. Courtesy of DSG. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, light malty and light corn. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Watery. 060912
Thursday, September 06, 2012

HenrikSoegaard
2.3
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter harsh finish. Watery palate.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

chrisv10
2.2
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle courtesy DSG, clear pale with small white head. Aroma is malt and grainy. Flavour is malt, grainy, hop, herbs, little grass and a little bitter.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

saxo
2.2
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle courtesy DSG via Hansen. Nice head with good duration. Color is pale yellow. Aroma and taste are malt, straw and hops.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

kerenmk
2.8
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel.Thanks DSG. Murky pale golden, white film. Sweet, molasses, corn aroma, generic bitter taste, something artificial tho. Light body, rather soft carbonation, bitter-sweet finish. OK.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

zvikar
2.1
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel.Thanks DSG, Pours pale yellow with a medium head, aroma of grapes, wort, sweet to sourish tones, flavor is bitter and herby with some maltish tones, light to medium bodied, nice
Saturday, June 23, 2012

DSG
2.2
Asmara Lager Beer
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Almost clear golden. Cereals aroma with corn. Sweetish grainy flavor with a bit of corn and a dry finish with light bitterness and sourish hints. Light to medium-bodied. Quite drinkable.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LesArgen
3.6
Asmara Lager Beer
OK, so it’s been eight years since I tasted this beer, but at one time I drank quite a lot of it. When I arrived in Eritrea for the first time in 2002, the country was still recovering from Ethiopian occupation a decade earlier, to such an extent that the beer didn’t even have a label. There was something very nourishing about drinking a beer from an unadorned brown bottle in a country that hardly had electricity. My score for appearance (4/5) is for the sight of a few mls of beer hitting the concrete floor of the bar you were in - it was custom to pour a little onto the floor to make sure it foamed up. Foam = drink, no foam = send it back for another one because this one had gone pear-shaped in the production process. When there was foam, Asmara Lager was a very clean, crisp lager beer and one I never tired of drinking.
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pinball
2.7
Asmara Lager Beer
Several bottles, 33cl, back in the 90s. I was in asmara 3 weeks on a IT infrastructure job, and even back then I found pleasure in beer, and new exotic beer. The brew was somewhat similar to faxe fad, a little less bitter than HOF, and a little bit smoother. Also very slightly sweeter, but it is more or less just like any other macro lager. At the time i found it pretty good, as it was definetly drinkable. I ususally only rate from notes, but this is an exception - i’m not going back to asmara, eritrea anytime soon, although it is a nice town, located on a plateau on the mountain with very nice climate due to the high location.
Sunday, January 08, 2012