Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Traditional Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1276) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Piw (218) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
330ml Flasche. Bernsteinfarben und trüb. Leichte, weiße Schaumkrone. Ganz interessanter, mit nichts zu vergleichender Geschmack, aber durchaus trinkbar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kauge (483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. Pours copper, very hazy with big bits floating around; very lively head jumped right out of the bottle, not big in the glass, colour pale beige. Nose is... man... that’s strange... indeed nutty, but also a great deal of beeswax... caramelly... Taste is less freaky, delicately sweet yet gooey fruits like fig, malty and kind of metallic (especially in the finish). Palate sticky and sweet. Finish grainy and unpleasantly semi-dry. Carbonation less than expected from the initial explosion. Body medium. Among the strangest brews I’ve had - definitely intriguing and memorable, but good? - rather not. Difficult to rate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
330ml bottle cheers jeevan! Pours clear amber, thin off-white head. Aromas are nutty, caramel. Taste is oddly bitter, nutty, them sweet at the end. Weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, but full of floaty bits despite of 3 weeks settling in the fridge. Medium size, thick beige head, stays. Sweet, tropical fruits, melon, coriander, bit metallic notes in aroma. Slightly fermented fish, melon, metallic, juicy notes in taste. Medium carbonation. Sweet and metallic body. Weird stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgajdaczewa (718) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Aromat bogaty ale nieco sztuczny, są orzechy, jest nutka kokosowa, trochę jak malaga, dochodzi nuta maślana. W smaku słodkawe z wyraźnym kokosowo - orzechowym posmakiem. Raczej sztuczne i słabo pijalne, ale okropne nie jest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1352) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sweet fruits, malt, citrus and yeast. Strange but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
Palm nut beer allegedly to an African recipe. Sweet, caramelly and sugary, with nutty, bit weird but not uninteresting aroma and a hint of toasted malts. Significantly better than the coconut and banana versions but still an overtly sweet, weird concoction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is sugary caramel, taste is sugary sweet, fizzy, a little nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 06.15. Pours dark amber with very light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is exotic fruits, fresh apple, malt, spices. Flavor is sweet, exotic fruits, malt, caramel, brown sugar, and some nuts. Finish is fruity dry bitter with hints of alcohol. Overall: nice brew, very pleasant surprise.

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