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Windhoek Lager - Namibia Breweries Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

70 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Namibia Breweries Limited visit their website
Namibia

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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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear and golden color. There is a small white head which immediately settles down.
The aroma is very weak, almost nothing. There is just a slight presence of hops.
The taste is light and quite pleasant. There is a slight bitterness throught, including the finish. Aftertaste is slighty metallic, but nothing unpleasant.
Nice and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 18:46:35 | More by MarkoNm
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-09-2014 20:11:20 | More by harpus
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

12-30-2013 13:30:03 | More by Hoagie
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Anze

Slovenia

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

12-18-2013 06:47:45 | More by Anze
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

11-19-2013 14:48:59 | More by jkball01
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innominat

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

11-01-2013 20:06:05 | More by innominat
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-16-2013 11:44:39 | More by Johnq1964
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-03-2013 23:03:56 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +27.8%

06-19-2013 15:54:10 | More by mrfrancis
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

05-15-2013 23:54:45 | More by jmkoscie
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -68.1%

03-21-2013 00:33:13 | More by BGsWo22
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 16:48:23 | More by spinrsx
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-10-2012 21:09:30 | More by cfalovo97
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Viceroy

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

09-12-2012 00:54:27 | More by Viceroy
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seydou

South Africa

3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably my favorite African lager. Was lucky to find this on tap -- somewhat of a rarity in Johannesburg.

Standard across the board in terms of color, smell, appearance. Just a bit of a cleaner, less offensive taste than many of the African lagers. Also, as a session beer, seems much easier to drink several of when compared to the heavy west African lagers or overly-carbonated Castle.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 12:18:25 | More by seydou
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw coloured body and big foamy white head a good looking beer for a lager.

Barley is the predominant aroma slight hints of hops.

Slightly sugary start then straight onto grain then quite a hoppy after taste.

Easy flowing mouthfeel heavy on the carbonation but such is the style.

Up there with Budvar and Staropramen as a robust flavoursome lager with an unexpected flavoursome kick.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 21:55:41 | More by EmperorBevis
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dansmcd

Australia

3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden straw colour, not much head and no lacing.

S - Mild grassy hops and some salty grains. Clean.

T - Surprisingly good. Lightly sweet with some hop presence. Grain and cut grass.

M - Clean and crisp, moderate to high carbonation, light body.

O - A very drinkable lager, a huge improvement on most macros.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 11:24:29 | More by dansmcd
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enfield249

Michigan

2.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 19:09:34 | More by enfield249
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-14-2011 08:48:15 | More by Thehuntmaster
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 18:50:24 | More by WoodBrew
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 mL green bottle poured into a glass tumbler.

A: Deep amber/yellow, bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Grassy/grainy with hints of bitterness and sweetness in the nose.

T: Much more enjoyable than many European pale lagers (e.g. Grolsch, Peroni, etc.) but still not a lot going on. What it has over these beers is a milder bitterness and less metallic flavour.

M: fairly typical of this style--carbonated, fizzy bite but not too overpowering.

O: I'd choose this over some other Euro pale lagers.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 10:44:22 | More by fullsweep
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AEK

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.22/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml brown bottle poured into a Stella Artois flute style glass.

A. Straw coloured ale with a foamy white head, head formation during the pour was well controlled.

S. Juicy malt. A hint of melon. A little citrus fruit, nice floral bouquet, peppery spice and some ginger too.

T. Not a great deal in the mouth, maybe a touch of lemon. Surprisingly smooth.

M. Medium.

D. Quite a nice lager. Much better than I was expecting and a lot less carbonated than I imagined and other pale lagers I have tried. A very nice drink - especially as it was reduced to only 50p a bottle in Morrison's.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 10:41:20 | More by AEK
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

An incredibly clear, light straw coloured with a small bubbly head that settles down to a thin lacing around the top. There is also a couple of bursts of bubbles rising to the surface.

Grainy cereal and some light hops make up the smell along with a faintest of syrupy corn aromas.

Similar to the smell and quite basic in flavour. There is a mild skunky taste but nothing to put you off with bread & grain being the main flavours here. There is an unusual aftertaste that is mildly bitter but not unpleasant.

The light side of medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and nice carbonation although it is not all that refreshing.

I would say that Windhoek is on the nicer side of average for a pale lager and isn't really anything special. Generally quite pleasant although I felt it was a let down on the palate although I can't really complain on the price as it was incredibly cheap.

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Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 17:47:14 | More by flyingpig
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 22:01:27 | More by jazzyjeff13
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a giant, foamy, frothy, fluffy, white head and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow and some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is beer and a hint of hop. Flavor is mostly sweet with some floral notes and a little bitterness. Body is a little watery and carbonation is good. Finish is like flavor and short. Not bad beer.

Serving type: can

01-06-2011 11:54:35 | More by drpimento
Windhoek Lager from Namibia Breweries Limited
74 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.