Flag Spéciale (Burkina Faso)


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Brewed by Brakina (BGI)
Style: Pale Lager
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.8
loscovar (777) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2017
It’s a common lager, pretty ok with 45°c and when you are lucky enough to find one ice cold

2.4
Idiosynkrasie (8068) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
330ml bottle [Thanks Aziz for this one and thereby supplying me with the whole range of Brakina brews!]. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with small to average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Slighty earthy-musty, grainy and strawy aroma. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty, minimally strawy and grainy, slightly bitter, hoppy counterweight with grassy, mineral and even floral touch; Probably the most accurate, cleanest Brakina Pale Lager.

2
sseb69 (1962) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
Couleur paille, claire, mince mousse blanche. Arôme de céréales. Assez mince en bouche, malt et très très léger houblon. Peu impressionnant mais dans le fond de l’Afrique, au Mali, une belle expérience. Légères notes d’alcool et de sucre de canne.

2.1
Alengrin (5788) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Burkina’s version of Flag, thanks Ruben for bringing me a large bottle of this beer all the way from Ouagadougou... Slow gushing (the first time I ever see this in a pale lager!), medium thick, moussy, quickly thinning, snow white head, clear and deep (almost ’old’) golden colour with lively sparkling. Weak aroma, hints of dry breakfast cereals and soggy chicken corn, iron, straw, dust, old cardboard. Neutral taste, grainy with only a very low degree of corn sweetishness, thin and slightly oily mouthfeel, bit metallic, medium carbo (on the soft side for this style). A faint grassy touch shows up in the end, only very mildly bittering. Actually I expected worse: this is as neutral a lager as it gets, but at least it does not contain too much disturbing corn sweetness which is omnipresent in standard pale lagers throughout the world; I can imagine drinking this ice cold under a searing African sun can be adequately quenching. Drinkable, if you do not expect anything else than that.

2.4
sebletitje (10424) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2011
65cl dans un maquis de Ouagadougou.

Bière typique dans ce que ce style veut faire et qui est elle aussi sauvée par l’ajout de sucre de maïs , comme toujours une fine amertume et un profile malt qui sont réduit au minimum. Pas mauvais par les grandes chaleurs, sans plus.

0.9
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
[Sampled with the duo Svoger & Svogergylp on Orø.] Thanks to HJ. Festival urinelook and with the smell of bodygarbage: true poison and really bad. Even in very hot weather I do not think it can be just a little drinkable (...like the other flags from Togo, Senegal etc!)

2.9
Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Mine had a special 2006 label on it celebrating Egypt’s football team, which didn’t make it to the World Cup. This was probably the third or fourth best beer I’ve had from Africa. It’s an international lager, but it’s legitimate: no skunkiness anywhere, a welcome rich yellow color, clear sweetness but not suggesting malt liquor--rather, just malts--and an interesting tingle of carbonation with enough body to escape criticism. My friend’s mom, who is a global traveler and supplied this to me, drank a good bit of this herself while in Burkina Faso. It’s not just better than the water, it’s actually reasonably decent in the style.

1.6
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Pale yellow with a frothy dying white head. Sharp citrus aroma with some hops. Sweet flavor with hints of sourness. Fruit, malt and little hop but weak and watery. Not one I would drink again, but a cool new country!!

1.7
omhper (25835) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
Bottled. Pale yellow, small head. A light hint of lemon in the nose. Hard and clean mouthfeel. Light bodied with low bitterness. No obvious flaws, but also no obvious qualities.


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