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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Traditional Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A one-of-a-kind top-fermented beer, brewed with roasted malts and African palm nuts, based on an authentic recipe from Angola, South West Africa, thanks to Henrique Kabia. Traditionally drunk from a calabash, a type of gourd.


40oz's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Cloudy orange with a huge thick white head. Yeasty Belgian golden ale type aroma. Acidic taste well balanced with some malt sweetness, and an almost saison like taste. Unfortunately, this beer is way overcarbonated. Every sip vaporizes on your tounge in an annoying sizzling flash of bubbles. Maybe they put the extra bubbles in it because the rough interior surface of a gourd will cause a lot of carbonation to come out of solution. While this is a decent Belgian style ale, I was expecting something much more exotic with all of the "authentic African style" hype.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gangstergafje (669) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Mmm, this is not my cup of tea. The beer has a brown color. The beer has some cloudiness in it. On top of the beer there is a nice layer of rough slightly off-white foam. The looks aren’t bad. The smell is not what I like. It is quite mild. I smell a certain bitterness, that seems a bit simple. There is also a unpleasant touch, a bit sweet. I don’t really like it. It must be the beer type. Maybe it’s nice for the lovers. The taste is also not my thing. It’s to bitter. The bitterness is an unpleasant bitterness. It’s not my thing. I expected a sweeter more tropical beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4104) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
5 Dec, 2015, bottle. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. sweet, nutty, malty. nice enough.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3132) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle in an African resteraunt in Amsterdam. A little hard to judge the colour as it was served in a coconut shell, but it looked a clear amber as it poured. Excellent thick lasting foamy off white head. Mild aroma. Just a touch of citrus, wheat and nut. The taste is pretty watery. Slightly sweet with very light spice and light nutiness. Pretty bland, but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lokitje (163) - - OCT 25, 2015
lot of foam aroma sweet taste is sweet full body not bad reminds me a bit of a sweet. dubbel

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from bier huis, ossett. Dark golden copperish with lasting white head. Aroma is near non existent, a bit nutty, and a bit syrupy. Taste is sweet and that’s it. A bit fizzy. Not great.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4392) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy brown beer with a white creamy head of foam. It has a spicy red fruit, currant and nutty flavour followed by a creamy, warming slight soapy dried fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Clear brown/amber lasting off white head. Not sure what this is supposed to taste like. A little nutty perhaps. Not too sweet. It’s fine to be honest. Like a strong ale with some nuttiness. Very drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricksta_p (3357) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, nuts, fruity notes, some candy sugar. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Not terrible but too sweet and sugary.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1715) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Nice design. If only more Belgian beers had such jovial and summery labels. Amber body, tall to medium head. Aroma has some spices and palm oil. Taste has spicy malts with more palm oil. Weird. It’s somewhat Belgian but also not. The palm oil part is kind of rancid.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Piw (816) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
330ml Flasche. Bernsteinfarben und trüb. Leichte, weiße Schaumkrone. Ganz interessanter, mit nichts zu vergleichender Geschmack, aber durchaus trinkbar.


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