omhper (25139) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Sometimes the world is strange. Just after I’ve first heard that this beer was available in the US, a colleague brought it to me straight from Ethiopia. It is pale yellow and rather hazy. The nose includes a strange but obvious bubblegum aroma. It is surprisingly malty with a velvetty soft mouthfeel, is bready and slightly grassy, and actually not bad at all. My bottle stated it being 4.3% though, so maybe there are two versions of this beer? Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at a tourist restaurant in Addis. Cloudy yellow with a rapidly disappearing white head. Aroma of bread of candy. Sweet taste with a slight bitter edge. Interesting but not great. HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Light bitter finish. Watery palate. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2015
33cl can. Crystal clear straw body topped by minimal white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, light honey, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, honey, light spicy. Light-medium body, light sticky. tderoeck (9735) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
6/X/14 - 33cl can @ home - BB: 4/XII/14, canned: 5/XII/13 (2014-1182) Thanks to Annemie for the can!
JohnRMurdoch (4876) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2011
Clear blond beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, pretty fruity, bit hoppy even, sugary touch. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: little bitter, some citrus, bit sugary, sweet. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, sweet and sugary, some banana.
Bottle in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia. Hoppy aroma, pale yellow colour. Resin hop flavour with bitter aftertaste. Mediocre lager. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, straw and hops. Malty flavour, sweet, light bitterness, wheat-like grainy touch. Malty finish, light bitter, light sweet. Not bad, not bad at all.DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
(From 33cL can @ the ’tick countries & enjoy some good beers’ tasting. 5% ABV. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)
Very malty nose, golden, pours a small firm white head, leaves some lace. Tastes is sweet malt, hops are seemingly absent. Light bodied, softly sweet. Ordinary, but a nice little beer from this country. It comes in a bottle like Duvel(recycled?) The bottle I had said it was 5.2% abv. A big Thank You to Laf-o for the headsup on this one! austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
I rather liked this beer. Mine had a touch of sourness/citrus and was flavorful. A real surprise to me. Rerate: Again, terrific! It’s a bit sweet. Not much carbo. Re-re-rate: This gets better and better! Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 I must have had an old bottle last time, grassy aroma, watery texture and a decent finish. Old rating: I should have known better than to have tried this beer. It tasted spoiled and I doubt that it would have been much better fresh.