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Harar Beer - Harar Beer Factory

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.21%


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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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +8%

12-03-2012 00:45:31 | More by Odri
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

04-05-2014 04:27:49 | More by SkinniePost
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-11-2014 01:00:47 | More by GratefulEdd
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Franziskaner

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 20:56:32 | More by Franziskaner
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -38.3%

11-30-2013 14:27:02 | More by jsprain1
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Dope

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

11-27-2013 20:44:18 | More by Dope
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

10-19-2013 16:09:33 | More by tedho21
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

09-05-2013 23:47:33 | More by ROGUE16
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

07-29-2013 01:16:55 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Darrell2777

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2013 00:20:07 | More by Darrell2777
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

03-06-2013 03:54:17 | More by nmann08
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-19-2013 04:27:03 | More by SocalKicks
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-25-2013 06:09:00 | More by warpedrevolution
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

01-22-2013 00:57:27 | More by alysmith4
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ChrisComparetto


1/5  rDev -69.1%

12-30-2012 00:57:32 | More by ChrisComparetto
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev +8%

12-29-2012 18:47:35 | More by gshackles
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -38.3%

11-11-2012 01:26:00 | More by cfalovo97
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8%

10-24-2012 21:18:09 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 20:47:52 | More by rale
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Chrisdslap

California

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

07-12-2012 04:05:12 | More by Chrisdslap
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LagerThanLife


4.15/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 20:57:19 | More by LagerThanLife
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Dual45s

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-22-2012 10:37:39 | More by Dual45s
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to an Ethiopian restaurant, Harar Mesob, tonight in Arlington. Saw an Ethiopian beer on the menu and had to try it. Ended up having two with my food.

A Poured a blonde hazy yellow with nice white head that eventually faded.

S: not much in the nose. Some bready wheat-like aromas with a light hay-like graininess.

T: reminded me of an American wheat beer. Lots of bready, doughy malt chewiness. Paired quite well with the spicy cuisine I was having for dinner. Didn't seem like an adjunct beer whatsoever.

M: at 4.25% ABV, this one feels light with good carbonation. A nice quencher. Ample bitterness to even out the malts.

O: wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Being in the atmosphere, this beer met my expectations for being at an Ethiopian restaurant. Would drink this one again, but the setting would have to be appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 02:07:07 | More by jwhancher
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker pink glass at an Ethiopian Restaurant in San Diego - Bayu in Hillcrest.

Appearance: Dirty straw yellow with a slight haze. White head about 1/4" thick upon pouring, but died down to a thin head across the top. Some strands and dots of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Not strong - a bit sweet mostly.

Taste: When first poured, some German style hops and what I thought was sweet malt, but as it warmed up, the sweetness becomes much more pronounced. Not cloying, but definitely sweet - honey with something else in there - something grainy that I can't place. The hop flavor eventually goes away as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation, but with some good and smooth thickness to it.

Overall / Drinkability: Not something I would go out of my way for, but glad I tried it and it went quite well with Ethiopian food that evening. I could have easily had another so I will say it has good drinkability for the sitting I had it in. Not sure it would go well with all foods though.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 04:34:07 | More by damndirtyape
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -7.4%

03-04-2012 22:42:34 | More by 2neardead
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Harar Beer from Harar Beer Factory
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