Brewed by Kombolcha Brewery (BGI Ethiopia)
Style: Pale Lager
Kombolcha, Ethiopia


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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AgentAle (1742) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Aroma is honey, tart, caramel and light straw. Taste is basic light sweet malts , honey and saome sweet grain flavors. Pretty basic overall but crisp and fairly smooth. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

vipinvelp (4424) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
Clear yellow, white little lacing foam head. Sweet barley aroma - sugar added? Pale ale taste, nothing special. (Velp 201609)

tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
20/VIII/16 - 33cl bottle traded with Alengrin @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: 23/VII/15 (2016-894) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle with the group!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet and sugary, grains, dusty, cow fodder. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: marzipan, little sweet, watery, weird bitterness. Aftertaste: watery, bit metallic, meh.

Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from a trade with tderoeck, shared with the Ratebeer crew at GBF. Thanks for the country tick! Irregular, off-white, stable head over an ’old gold’ coloured beer, as good as clear. Nose of soaked chicken corn, cereals, hint of grass and a faint sulfuric touch (molten plastic). Sweetish corn on top of sourish grain as expected, but none of both very outspoken, more or less fizzy, thin body but strangely a bit less thin than many other standard pale lagers; the sulfuric accent returns a bit retronasally and there is a weak echo of grassy bitterishness in the finish, but otherwise it goes down neutral, grainy and watery. Bland industrial lager as usual, but to be honest, I found it less off-putting than I thought it would be, I had worse African lagers than this one.

77ships (9774) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing Alengrin! Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2016. Presumably vintage bottle. Clear orange, little white head. Nose is metallic rain water, very metallic with low corn. Taste is sweet corn, sugar, watery, quite watery, massively metallic & rotting corn. Metallic & watery body. Quite poor.

PanMarek (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, January 2016. Bitter, lager nose. Pours clear, dark golden with thin foam. Initial bitter taste with some grain in the middle and a crisp finish. Light body and surprisingly crisp finish.

mile (3941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, faint caramel and faint grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and light grassy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish, faint caramel and light metal with light grassy/herbal hoppyness. Nothing wrong - nothing really special. Lacks character (as most of lagers do).

YantarCoast (1364) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear gold with a large white head. Decent amount of the glass. Aroma is grain, malt, herbal notes and corn. Taste is light sweet, corn, light herby bitterness. Surprisingly decent and drinkable.

Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottled. Pours a pale clear yellow. Wheat at malt aroma. Cracker taste like a Mexican lager. Refreshing and great for spicy Ethiopian food.

Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle while deployed in Djibouti Pours bright lite orange hue with a small soapy white head. No lacing served very cold. Nose is slightly grassy some adjunct and lite grsins. Really doesn’t smell bad at all. Flavors are grassy slightly grainy. Finish is short with lingering dry grassy notes and pale malt husks. Very solid pale lager if you ask me.

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