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Windhoek Lager - Namibia Breweries Limited

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Windhoek LagerWindhoek Lager

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72 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Namibia Breweries Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-16-2002)
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New York

1/5  rDev -67.9%

03-21-2013 00:33:13 | More by BGsWo22
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2/5  rDev -35.9%

02-08-2014 16:50:45 | More by dcisco44
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Ontario (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -31.7%

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$

Appearance - Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is a very high amount of carbonation and I can taste corn mixed with some grains/breads. There is also a bit of a corn syrup sweetness. It ends with a lightly sweet crisp aftertaste.

Overall - Way too much carbonation and too much of an adjunct flavour for me. First few sips weren't bad, but it was downhill from there. Not something I'd buy again.

12-19-2012 16:48:23 | More by spinrsx
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2.17/5  rDev -30.4%

Found this at the Singapore Beer Fest...Namibia, huh? Ok....
Pours like a MGD. Clear, light golden and fizzy carbonated head, which didn't last very long at all.
Corn and biscuit dominate the nose. A bit stale, too. No date on bottle after I pleaded with the lady to it out of the recycle bin.
Taste is stale. Straw and biscuit, some starch and corn. Flat. I wouldn't call it skunked, but I think it was well on its way.
Avoided at the next session of the fest.

10-11-2008 19:58:49 | More by Mebuzzard
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2.28/5  rDev -26.9%

The colour is yellow; the high airy head is yellowish.

There are sweet notes of corn in the smell as well as metallic bitter flavours and a touch of white loaf.

The taste is sweet with fresh malty flavours. Some light notes of bread. There is malt in the aftertaste, but almost no hops at all.

The carbonation is medium, the liquid is light.

A classic tropical watery lager.

10-18-2008 10:37:04 | More by bark
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United Kingdom (England)

2.3/5  rDev -26.3%

Suprisingly drinkable, given all the other categories scored lowly. This was OK, slightly hop bitter finish, but still quite watery. There wasn't anything really offensive about it though, highly drinkable, a swiller.

08-16-2002 16:34:16 | More by rastaman
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2.4/5  rDev -23.1%

Pours an unexciting see-through straw colour with minimal fizzy head despite my vigorous pouring efforts.

The smell is not skunked or adjunct lager style but faint and nothing special. There s not much else to be said about the taste.

The mouthfeel is kind of refreshing but nothing special. Drinkability when served cold is OK.

08-24-2010 19:15:22 | More by DerBayer
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United Kingdom (England)

2.42/5  rDev -22.4%

green 340ml bottle, best before April 09, drank 15th mar 09 (just in time). Obtained from 'Beers of Europe', Nambia must have moved since I last looked at the globe!

Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulip shaped glass. Looked a good golden yellow, bright and clean with a large white head comprising of big bubbles.

The aroma was of a yeasty farmyard and cereals.

The taste was weak, almost tasteless, neither sweet nor dry, not sour or anything really. The front label claims it is brewed under the 1516 German 'Reinheitsgebot' but it didn't taste or feel like a German pilsner, maybe the water doesn't suit the process?

Luckily I had been cutting the grass before drinking this. What some on here would call a 'Lawnmower beer' I believe.

03-15-2009 14:53:43 | More by BlackHaddock
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

02-06-2014 03:46:44 | More by threedaggers
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

04-23-2014 21:36:00 | More by sd123
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Poured into a pils glass it forms a fluffy white head that has a tremendous amount of support from a never ending fast racing carbonation. Pale Yellow body and the lacing is sticky.

Lots of tin type characteristic to it. Corn husk is to be expected and there is plenty of it, a lot more than I like in a pale lager. Sweet malts are somewhat dough like. Fairly crisp more due to the carbonation than the hop presence. Clean, Refreshing.

Notes: This is a run of the mill pale lager. To me thats basically what they are going for so its hard to knock it and be fair at the same time. I for one don't like very many from this style BUT there are some fine examples and this is just average.

03-18-2007 19:29:48 | More by DogFood11
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

08-18-2014 19:09:09 | More by getkrunkhoe
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2.55/5  rDev -18.3%

this pours a golden colour with a generous head. Some retention. Clear.

Grainy aromas dominate but not a lot else happening.

Similar on the palate. It's got that soapiness that I hate in Eurolagers.

Medium bodied. High carbonation.

Bland bland bland

10-18-2009 07:32:59 | More by Macca
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2.58/5  rDev -17.3%

Being as it is brewed to the Reinheitsgebot I thought it might have been better . However, it is a drinkable beer, it's just that I found nothing in its' composition that was truly worthy of note. At least it is not an offensive drink.
Hot summers day?....FREE Windhoek?... I'd take one!

08-01-2003 14:21:41 | More by ALEBOY
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2.63/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a deep golden color with plenty of creamy white head that fades away to a thin layer fairly quickly. Smells very faintly of hops, and a little of being lightstruck. Good ole green bottles. The taste is very clean, with a little coppery bitterness. Just enough to finish a little sour, but mostly dry. Mouthfeel is a little tingly, some creaminess, not too bad. Overall, it's fairly drinkable, as is water.

09-03-2007 11:55:01 | More by Kulrak
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2.63/5  rDev -15.7%

Best before date of September, 2007. Poured with a huge rocky head that filled 1/2 the glass. Golden, and with some decent lacing. The smell is bready and with notes of wasa crackers. The taste is clean and grainy up front, and then soapy. Some light bitterness and tannic tea like tastes are present on the finish. The mouthfeel starts off somewhat medium bodied but then quickly falls off. Can't say I really enjoyed this one.

08-04-2007 06:04:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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2.68/5  rDev -14.1%

I've bought this twice in Canberra, and twice it's been skunked.

So, not a real review as such but just a mention that somewhere between Namibia and Canberra it got too hot and bright at least two times!

I've given it a "C" just to keep it even.

07-15-2009 11:04:18 | More by Hubris
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

11-01-2013 20:06:05 | More by innominat
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

05-15-2013 23:54:45 | More by jmkoscie
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2.85/5  rDev -8.7%

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

I need more African beers in my life. Just for the sake of it. This one pours a clear very pale straw topped by a healthy white froth. The nose comprises rice cakes, cane sugar, toasted wheat, and corn syrup. A little too saccharine for my tastes, but better than many BMCs I've had in the past. The taste holds notes of corn syrup, rice, chalky wheat, burnt grains, a slight (bad) funk, and a fully chalky aftertaste. The body is very light, with a moderate carbonation and a dry, watery feel. Overall, a lackluster effort, but I've definitely had worse.

06-24-2010 04:05:06 | More by TMoney2591
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United Kingdom (England)

2.9/5  rDev -7.1%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2011. Brewed in Namibia, and the neck label mentions that this beer conforms to German reinheitsgebot standards.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden hue with good carbonation. Produces a finger of white foam that lasts for several minutes before settling. Aroma of light malt with clean solvent notes.

Tastes of light malt with a hint of bitterness. Slight grainy note and faint undertones of solvent/alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth but slightly thin.

A relatively crisp and refreshing lager. Drinkable, if unchallenging. Would go down nicely in hot weather.

02-01-2011 22:01:27 | More by jazzyjeff13
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2.9/5  rDev -7.1%

This lager was decent...what else would you expect from a former German colony. This beer poured golden clear with white head that stemmed from good carbonation. The smell was somewhat grainy. The taste was starts with grain, but comes off the pallete clean and crisp. Made the beer refreshing. The mouthfeel was smooth....certainly no issue with this beer.

06-27-2011 18:50:24 | More by WoodBrew
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2.93/5  rDev -6.1%

A - Pours a perfectly clear gold with a extra white head.

S - Slightly skunky, but a little bit of fresh hop aroma.

T - Clean, clean, clean. Slight malt flavor, and slight hop taste. Mostly unoffensive.

M - Light. Crisp is the word to use here, but it has more body and feel than a Bud.

O - Not bad for a lager, and very drinkable on a hot day.

11-20-2011 19:09:34 | More by enfield249
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2014 11:22:13 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2013 23:03:56 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Windhoek Lager from Namibia Breweries Limited
73 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.