Brewed by Brasserie BB Lomé (BGI)
Style: Brown Ale
Lomé, Togo


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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La bière « AWOOYO SPECIALE »(ou AWOOYO pour la plupart), est une bière brune brassée PAR BB Lomé. C’est une bière du groupe ayant un taux d’alcool de 6,2% et une Amertume de 38 UA et qui a pour slogan « LA TRADITION AMBREE ». Son territoire cible est constitué d’hommes de 25 ans et plus. Elle est disponible en bouteille de 66 et 33 cl. Code couleur dominante : Marron

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1323) - Brussels, - MAY 14, 2013
66cl bottle. Brown amber with medium and ivory tanned head. Nose : yeast, bread, ginger cookie, roasted. Sip : low to medium density with good carbonation. Sweet with roasted notes. Ginger cookie and roasted grains background. The finish is moderately bitter malty flavour. The beer is not that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2568) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
66cl bottle. Light brown colour with a nice beige head. The nose is slightly alcohol together with smooth malt. The beer starts smooth, light and nice. Brown - like the colour, hints of hazelnuts, nice roasted malts, not too sweet. Very fresh and easy to drink. The aftertaste is smooth, malty, fresh. It tastes a bit like the 6.2%, but still light and smooth.
Nice brew from Africa! 10/12/10/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7945) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut with a thin off-white head; earthy aroma; sweet and malty with roast chestnut.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RasmusOtt (1098) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Thanks to travlr for bringing this home all the way from a land far far away. This beer pours ruqby copper with a tiny beige head. Aroma is weak soapy, caramel malts, weak spice, dry lagerish, tobacco, dry ropes and some corn. Taste is hops, caramel malts, spice, grains, nuts, weak metallic and some weak soap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Rate country tick from travlr. Pours nice amber with an OK off white head. Aroma is spicy and hoppy. Smells like those coffee bags made from fabric, some tobacco, almost nicotine smell, some malt presence, a bit of stale hoppiness. The taste is basic malts and some sourish stale hoppiness, some weird tobacco/nicotine component like the aroma. Not exactly bad, but as you can tell, nothing you should sell your red cross food portion to get your hands on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Huge bottle, thanks Travlr, pours clear golden copper, small fluffy head, Aroma: caramel, sweet malty, grains. smells like a dark lager rather than a brown ale, light minerally notes, faint soap, some sweet tobacco, toffee, Taste: very minerally, iron, vitamin pills, soapy, malty sweet, grains, slight grassy notes, tobacco, dry, liquorice,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (11382) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of me, at the Danish Sour and Bitter Warm-Up, thank me very much! Clear amber color, large fluffy white head with acceptable retention and spider web lacing. Aroma of dilute caramel. Taste is toasted caramel, subtle detergent. Definitely not another terrible African beer - it can’t hold a candle to Laurentina Preta or Hakim Stout, but it is actually drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
660mL thanks to Travlr. Super rare tick thanks to Gene. Clear amber with a yellowish head. Medium retention and okay lace. Nose is baked cinnamon Eggo waffles with maple syrup. Pretty nice actually. Taste is thicker, has body, with low hop balance and larger soapy bitterness. Tangy and mildly soapy through the finish. Surprisingly not bad. I don't mind it. Got a g** f**ken name but... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6648) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2011
66cl bottle in Lomé, Togo. Finally an African beer that steps out of the boring lager realm and offers a nice amber change. Couleur ambre, mousse est épaisse allant sur le café au lait. Arôme malté, note e caramel et léger café tout en conservant une approche vers le houblon. En bouche, une bière originale pour un marché africain trop souvent perdu dans une mer de lager souvent toutes plus ennuyantes les uens que les autres. Ici, BB Lomé offre une bière qui garde une approche houblonnée tout en ayant un profile dont le malt caramel donne à la fois une présence caramélisée et chocolatée ainsi que une touche de biscuit. Cela vient se mélanger à une fine touche d’amertume citronnée du houblon. Une bonne surprise, et quoique la bière ne révolutionne pas la style, elle reste très intéressante pour ce marché africain. Ma note reflète cet opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ccex (922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
I haven’t had the pleasure of sampling an Awooyo since I left the Peace Corps in 1985. This was one of the reasons I would ride in mammy wagons and decrepit vans from my school in the Ashanti region of Ghana to Lome’, Togo. Beer was scarce in Ghana in the early to mid 1980s but it flowed freely in Togo. 22 oz bottles cost about 30 cents there and then. Biere Benin never really promoted this brand, which never sold as well as their hoppy lager. Awooyo was dark and strong and much darker, with a slight caramel taste (but yes, it has no bananas). I’m not sure if it still exists outside of Togo, or even there, but if someone said they had an unlimited selection of beers, this is what I would order. It has led me to find an equivalent to this fine brew in the intervening 27 years.

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