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Harar Beer - Harar Beer Factory

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BA SCORE
76
okay

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harar Beer Factory
Ethiopia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brakspear on 08-14-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

jaredkc889, Sep 15, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev 0%

Afroman, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of KAF
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
Photo of BeerDocT
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this thinking it might have the Ethiopian Hop Powder called Gesho Kitel in it. Does it? Read on.

Appearance 3.75: Poured out a hazy golden color. Completely opaque. Decent 1/4" head and OK lacing.

Smell 3.5: Nice bouquet. Heavy hints of malt and slight hints of a slightly sour mash scent along with a pervasive honey scent. Light notes of hops.

Taste 3.75: Front is light and smooth with little real flavor. Middle is very pleasant with a mid-level hit of delicious malty caramel and honey. Finish is balanced and refreshing with a hint of deeply alkaline hops and a slight taste of corn. Aftertaste is remarkable as a huge wave of very light malt seeps in and overtakes the palate. This turns into a very long aftertaste of pleasant light hops.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Lightly carbonated and a great match to the style.

Overall 3.75: Very nice beer. Light, refreshing and it contains absolutely zero negative beer flavors: no wet-dog, cat-pee, skunky tastes at all. Does it have Gesho Kitel in it? I have no idea. Regardless, this is such a pleasant beer to drink, definitely a session beer or perfect with spicy food. Recommended for a try to sip a beer from the ancient city of Harar.

BeerDocT, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

SkinniePost, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

GratefulEdd, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.09/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pale golden colored lager and rather hazy in appearance. A half inch wide head of foam rests on top. The aroma is a bit of corn and light biscuity malt. The mouth is lightly carbonated and crisp. The taste is a bit of a well water Danish lager yeast and corn. There's not much hop presence.

Franziskaner, Feb 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

jsprain1, Nov 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Dope, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

tedho21, Oct 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

ROGUE16, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Dreadnaught33, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Darrell2777, Jul 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

nmann08, Mar 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

SocalKicks, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

warpedrevolution, Jan 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

alysmith4, Jan 22, 2013
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1/5  rDev -69.1%

ChrisComparetto, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

gshackles, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Odri, Dec 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of rale
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this interesting beer in Ethiopian restaurant. It was surprisingly good. It has a bit cloudy appearance, yellow color and nice head. Although it is a lager, it has some special taste, a bit honey-like. It's very easy to drink and goes extremely well with Ethiopian food. You should try it if you have an opportunity.

rale, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Chrisdslap, Jul 12, 2012
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Harar Beer from Harar Beer Factory
76 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.