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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Straw color with a wispy white diminishing head. Flour, dough grass and grain aromas. Sweet flavors dominate. light herbal hops help just a little in balancing. Actually fairly dry in the finish. Just a bit of cardboard in the end. Fairly thick feel, but some acidity cuts in at the end. Certainly not the worst pale lager, but still far from the best.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamnowek (2475) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2017
Clear golden. Aroma is sweet malt and some banana leaf. Hysterically sweet and sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (950) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2017
I bought this bottle at the drink of the world in Geneva. I drank it in Paris, in the hotel room. In my point of view, it is a honest lager, nothing to fall in love with ten women but it makes the job to be refresh and relax. The taste is standard like so many lagers in this planet: malty, bready, some hop and a bit watery, a bit metalic at the final but the taste is relatively standard during all the time. The body is yellow and gold, normal carbonation, thin and white head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marius (21) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2017
33 cl bottle. 4.7% appearance golden yellow with white disappearing head. Slightly bitter and medium sweet. Average carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kramer (6612) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle. Animal kingdom. Pours a clear gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is all corn and sweet malt, zero hops. The flavor is much the same, very sweet from the corn, with a slightly clingy soggy grain finish. About what you would expect from a pale lager from Ethiopia. Light bodied and a little clingy with fizzy carbonation. New country tick. Had to do it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tim Webb (439) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
33cl bottle at the Beer Garden Inn, Addis Ababa. Immaculate condition, beautifully presented largely pointless, could-be-from-anywhere little blond job from the style that will tell young aspiring Africans across the continent what to drink. They do not have to list the ingredients so I am guessing 30% adjuncts. Tasting notes: nothing offensive.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
blackmetal (228) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Not as bad a some would suggest, but is slightly bitter but otherwise not spectacular.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmok (1398) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
Clear golden liquid with white head. Aroma of hay, caramel, flowers. Taste has straw and caramel, copper, medium sweet, medium bitter. Light body, light feel, average carb, astringent, long fin

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
indrekr (510) - ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
Appearance: golden, fast disappearing white foam, clear. Aroma: hay, bread. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, light bitter, astringent finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AgentAle (1713) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (4320) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
Clear yellow, white little lacing foam head. Sweet barley aroma - sugar added? Pale ale taste, nothing special. (Velp 201609)


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