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Brewed by Kombolcha Brewery (BGI Ethiopia)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kombolcha, Ethiopia

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Elegantly crafted from superior quality caramel malts, our copper-colored brew stimulates the taste-buds with subtle aromas of exotic spices.
This inviting, full bodied beer will unleash its unique and exceptional taste over and over until the last drop.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (13264) - Bienne, - APR 30, 2015
courtesy of Jonathan Haile Jacobson - light hazy reddish-amber beer with almost no foam left; gently caramelish and earthy; creamy palate and medium-bodied; earthy finish, fresh with light notes of red fruits - not bad at all


2.6
melush (4737) - SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Hanan Restaurant, Madrid, Spain. Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is grain, malt, sweet, hints of dark fruits. Taste is malt, caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

1.7
Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2017
Amber colour, thin head. Has a sweet caramel aroma. Super sweet, cloying caramelly malts. Fairly bland. It's basically clean, just simplistic and unbalanced.

3
Tim Webb (470) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
34cl bottle at a hotel in Addis Ababa. Recommended as the best beer on the otherwise unexciting list by a bar man who clearly wanted to talk more about beer had the African Nations Cup not been in its second action-packed half. Nicely rounded, malt forward, reasonably balanced and likely liable to survive three or four glasses without palling. Not a show stopper but not bad either, particularly for the Horn of Africa.

2.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a huge foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, caramel and golden fruit. The flavor was bitter and a bit tart with golden fruit, yeast and molasses. Long finish with an herbal note at the far end. Medium body. Better than I expected.

2.8
Scotty001 (573) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Poured clear medium amber with a disappearing tan froth. Aroma of sweet, heavy malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, liquorice and some sweet fruit.

3
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle, at Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant. Pours a medium-dark amber with a medium-grained, soft, fluffy, off-tan head. Nose is caramel, wheat toast, sorghum, molasses -- very confectionary-like. On the tongue, it’s surprisingly hefty; very sweet, with caramel, molasses, and barley sugar notes. It is not, however, unbalanced; there’s enough structure to keep it together, and a touch of hops and savory to it. Finish dries out and keeps it from cloying. Good.

1.9
zvikar (6465) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours orange with a small head, aroma of honey, caramel, fruits, flavor is sweet with bread and cookies, light bodied

3.2
Torrefacto (1767) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2016
Ámbar limpio y espuma marfil. Aromas de cereal dulce y caramelo.  Cuerpo medio con sabor de cereal dulce y final seco.

3
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
At Ethiopian Diamond, I’m on the fence with this one nice to see something other than an pale lager, when it is cold it is good, when it is warm it is too sweet. Very malty. Almost a light dopplebock. Serving: Bottle

1.5
nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2016
12oz bottle at an Ethiopian spot on 14th Street in DC. One of the worst beers I’ve had in a while. Not sure on the color. Smells like butterscotch and malt. Flavor is super sweet, butterscotch, malt, caramel. Slick, cloying finish. Woof.


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