Brewed by Nile Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Jinja, Uganda


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Nile Special has been the flagship brand of Nile Breweries for over 50 years. An eight times Gold Award and double Grand Gold winner at the Brussels-based Monde Selection International, Nile Special has been trusted over the generations for its satisfying full bodied character and consistency.

A smooth balance of sweet and bitter, trusted for its satisfying full-bodied character that carries a hint of pleasant ester.

Also versions exist that are brewed under licence by South Sudan Beverages Ltd., Juba, South Sudan.

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sverhulp's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
sverhulp (14) - - FEB 20, 2014
OK, it's not a very special beer, but served cold in warm Uganda, it tastes perfect. Easy drinkable pilsener.

AtronSeige (1790) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 10, 2018
Aroma: Medium-light corn, grainy. Appearance: Brilliant, light yellow body. Large, white head. Small bubbles, good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium-light grainy, corn, bitterness. Dry, crisp finish with light floral, corn. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Soft flavours, clean, crisp. Beautiful beer! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Danie! 2A. International Pale Lager

Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts and adjunct. Sweet flavour. sweet malty finish.
(from 50cL [email protected] Noa Is Born tasting, Tim’s place, Gent. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!!)

tderoeck (10682) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2016
9/IV/16 - 50cl bottle from ... shit, I forgot @ home - BB: 15/XII/15 (2016-329) Thanks to the very kind person who helped me reach my 126th country tick!

Note: I feel really guilty not remembering who got me this gem... I do know I’ve been waiting for an occasion to share this with other country tickers as well. In any case, thanks a mill!
Clear pale yellowish beer, small creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, bit weird, musty, wet grains. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: malty start, some citrus, little chemical, sweet touch. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, bit sugary, some banana, yeast touch.

77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
500 ml. bottle sampled thanks to tderoeck! Super pale golden, little white golden. Nose is off-putting skunky mineral watery apple, oily, lemon cleaning agent. Taste is oily irons, sweet falt awful apple, faint skunk. Near flat, very watery, unpleasant off-putting oily rotting apple notes. Really bad even by country tick standards.

kraddel (9348) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2016
Thnx to Tderoeck. Pours is clear blond and wattery. Smell is medicinal, avg maltysweetness from a lager, and some apples. Taste is malty, bit sweet, not very natural.

sebletitje (10502) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
Bouteille de 50cl de et partagée avec Tderoeck. Dorée, col blanc fin. Arôme au nez malté, pils léger pâle avec une petite note houblonné noble en pellette mais restant trop neutre. Palais est malté, poussiéreux, grains malté avec une certaine douceur persistante en fin de bouche. Fin est sec et finement houblonné, gardant un côté métallique sur la fin.

olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from a supermarket in Nairobi. Artificial smell with apples. Similar taste. Unclean with a light body.

yasingamyballs (1) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
greatest beer on the fucking planet. y’all racist if you don’t like this beer and i bet you don’t even love jesus either #blackbeersmatter

Manslow (1977) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Wypite w Ugandzie dośc dawno temu, 2007? Typowy niczym nie wyróżniający się lager afrykański dobry na upały.

Mariusz (12304) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel.Clear golden color with fat white head, stays. Watery, light hop, corn and boiled potato water taste. Very booring.

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