Windhoek Light | Namibia Breweries Limited

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Windhoek LightWindhoek Light

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Namibia Breweries Limited

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-16-2002

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of DeutscheAfrikaner
1.99/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Light gold. Smell the hops.very bitter. Best served ice cold, close to freezing. Watery. I only drink this beer when I am very thirsty.

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Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthT
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of seydou
2.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the standard South African pub offerings -- my go-to for cheap light beer. Normal boring color, no head, light smell, but the taste is just beery enough while still having that watery refreshment that light beer has.

Your typical African lager.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
1.98/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle 2,4% Abv.
Served chilled in a pint glass.
BB: May 2012

Appearance: Pretty standard pour - very light golden body, topped by a large white head that lasts pretty well, but leaves no lace.

Small: Not much of a nose, light pale grain and a little sweetness is about it.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavour is very mild, pale grain and a hint of stale hops is about it.

Mouthfeel: Light, watery and over-carbonated. Blegh

Overall: I guess that this is better than other light lagers I have had, but still not something I would ever choose to drink.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.06/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yeeeesh! This beer is more like water with grain. Even USA light beers have 4% abv at least. This beer is way light. Poured a clear golden with good carbontation the gave a white head. The aroma was dominated by grain. The taste was similar to O'Douls....I am not kidding. Massive grain and water taste. This made the muthfeel very difficult. I believe Windhoek Light is Afrikans for near beer.

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Photo of drpimento
2.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Hm, at least it's pure beer and can be used as a tonic to aid the heart. Pours with a nice, foamy, frothy, sudsy white head and some lace. Color is a clear light yellow with a big bubble trail. Aroma is skunk hop and ever so slight malt. Flavor is a shallow sweetness with a hint of bitter plus a bit of carbonic tang. Body is a little watery. Finish is like flavor with a lingering sweetness. My last one ever.

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Photo of nick76
3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma is sweet and malty with a cereal quality. There is also a hint of metal which I guess is the hops. The appearance is pale gold with a small, foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a slightly bitter finish. The palate is smooth. This is not a great beer but its outstanding for a low alcohol beer.

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Photo of bark
3.17/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is straw yellow; the low head is white.

The smell is malty and a bit sweet. Hints of anonymous bitterness.

Some malt in the taste. Rather sweet with hints of wort. Some dough in the aftertaste.

The carbonation is medium sweet; the liquid is somewhat smooth.

A fully acceptable low alcohol lager, although I prefer the hoppier Swedish ones.

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Photo of SSBrennan
2.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Inoffensive and ultimately unappealing. The options in South Africa are a little limited and Windhoek Light falls somewhere between Windhoek Lager and the SABMiller line. It is fairly refreshing but virtually tasteless.

It poured very thin and clear with a fair head.

The taste is a fair approximation of Windhoek Lager but thinned, no ill-taste just not much taste at all.

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Photo of hunteraw
2.1/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pale gold, moderate head, no lacing

Smell: almost nothing detectable.

Taste: watery! very mild, almost nothing to detect, but the usual suspects are here - very mild malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: watery, thin mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation, mild aftertaste.

Drinkability: nothing objectionable per se, especially considering it's a light lager. Not a good beer certainly, but still better than Miller Lite.

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Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was very close to drinking water, i had a really hard time picking up any flavour whatsoever. Very, very watery, very low ABV aswell (2%). It'd probably be really refreshing in the hot African sun blah, blah, blah. But interms of a good beer, nah.

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Windhoek Light from Namibia Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 12 ratings