Harar Beer - Harar Beer Factory
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3.7/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
05-07-2014 03:59:15 | More by BeerDocT
3.09/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
02-05-2014 20:56:32 | More by Franziskaner
3.58/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
10-13-2012 20:47:52 | More by rale
4.15/5 rDev +28.5%
not like a traditional lager. Overwhelming notes of honey throughout. a little on the cloudy side and the mouth feel is a little heavier than i would expect from a beer that finishes on the drier side.
this beer is not what i expect when i open a pilnser, helles or dutch lager, it is somthing different.
it is however, what I expect EVERY TIME I go Ethiopian restaurant and somthing i look forward to.
06-19-2012 20:57:19 | More by LagerThanLife
Harar Beer from Harar Beer Factory
75 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.