flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rating #721, bottle from Pi Pa Po in Berlin
A golden pilsener like appearance and crappy head. Aroma is sweet and malty, winegums and maybe rice. A bit alcoholic and a lot of sugar. Sweet in the same way as an european strong lager in both aroma and taste. I’ve never smelled or tasted palm oil, but it might be the weird flavour and aroma that I’m confusing with rice thinner. Sweet flavour, pilsener like, metal and what I suppose is palm oil. Finish is only a bit bitter. Thin palate. Quite crappy beer, and the worst of the three Dju Dju’s I’ve tasted.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed for ’New Allied African Brewery’ (I think): not to be confused with the stronger 8.5 Palm based brew they also produce at Huyghe.
International Green Week, Berlin 2012: Hall 18 is a real mix of nations (Gambia, Ghana, South Africa, Spain, Peru, Malta, Thailand, Belgium and Holland to name but some), after my Slovenian Pilsner we moved on to an African bar and had a 33cl bottle of this poured into hardened Mango shell.
Difficult to gauge the colour, but it seemed a slightly hazy gold in appearance with next to no head at all.
The smell was of alcohol esters and sweet wood, some herbs and spices too.
Weird taste, not sure what palm oil tastes like but this had a distinct flavour that I found hard to recognise, not really unpleasant, but not the sort of beer to have crates of at home either. I’ll put this down to experience: I’ve had another Dju Dju beers out of the same vessels over the years at previous Green Weeks, but never bothered to take notes before.