What are the best beers of Ethiopia? Dashen beer ranked last

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5-3-2017

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What are the best beers in Ethiopia? Based on Beer testers and reviewers, the website has ranked the best beers in Ethiopia. Of the 15 local Ethiopian beers ranked by the reviewers, Dashen Beer, the ruling Front owned beer factory in the Amhara region, has been ranked last, 15th. “The following are the highest rated beers brewed in Ethiopia as they appear in the ranks at RateBeer.com. Beer scores are weighted means so that more ratings for a beer increase the score’s tendency to the beer’s actual mean.” RateBeer notes.

NAME SCORE COUNT STYLE
1 Garden Bräu Ebony 2.82 4 Dunkel/Tmavý
2 Garden Bräu Blondy 2.77 4 Dortmunder/Helles
3 St George Amber Beer (Ethiopia) 2.72 61 Amber Lager/Vienna
4 Hakim Stout 2.72 193 Foreign Stout
5 Raya Beer 2.69 5 Pale Lager
6 Bedele Beer 2.60 22 Pale Lager
7 Habesha Cold Gold 2.51 11 Pale Lager
8 Walia 2.48 10 Pale Lager
9 Harar 2.38 128 Pale Lager
10 Meta Premium 2.25 63 Premium Lager
11 Bedele Special Beer 2.24 65 Pale Lager
12 Castel Beer (Ethiopia) 2.18 60 Pale Lager
13 Meta Beer Export Lager 2.18 71 Pale Lager
14 St. George Beer 2.16 208 Pale Lager
15 Dashen Beer 2.04 28 Pale Lager

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