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Harar Beer - Harar Beer Factory

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75
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
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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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

07-09-2014 03:05:54 | More by KAF
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

05-12-2014 01:04:11 | More by Georgiabeer
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 03:59:15 | More by BeerDocT
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Missouri

3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -38.1%

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

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.8%

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

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -7.1%

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


1/5  rDev -69%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-03-2012 00:45:31 | More by Odri
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -38.1%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +16.1%

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


4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
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 +0.6%

05-22-2012 10:37:39 | More by Dual45s
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Harar Beer from Harar Beer Factory
75 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.