Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Traditional Ale
Melle, Belgium


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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 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottle from the fridge at klub malych pivovar - i must have been pretty desperate to taste something, clear amber with no head; aroma of sugar-coated almonds; thin, sweet but tolerable, nutty, not worth more than a couple of sips

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2057) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
I expected nothing, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is actually a nice beer. Malty, spicey and even original.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (6881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, süß, holzig, nussig. Geschmack nussig, süß, fruchtig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (442) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Pours a clear amber color. The head is quite generous, sligtly off-shite with nice retention. The aroma is quite complex, surprisingly. There are the typical lager qualities of malt aroma, and also some nuts, slightly woody and grassy aroma, as well as some more yeast. The taste is a bit sweet and slightly sour, followed by a minimal bitterness. There’s some nuttiness in the back present. It has a dry feel, but otherwise drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1027) - PORTUGAL - FEB 12, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora. (Luxembourg). Pours a pale orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma has wood, sweet and nuts. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with a sweet finish. Overall, a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (763) - HONG KONG - FEB 5, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer International in Tsuen Wan.

Cloudy, hazy dark amber honey colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasted for 2 minutes; Very Good lacing and quite fizzy carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of malt, with light honey, sugar, caramel, light dark fruits, light roastiness and Bel yeast; Medium sweet taste of light roasted amber ale malt, with molasses, light metallic, light caramel, dark fruits, phenolic, fairly light spices, lime and faint grass; Mid to light body, quite slick and slightly creamy palate; Mouth feel is closely resembled to a Dubbel, or Belgian Strong a la Leffe Royale, with prominent Amber malt roastiness. Sugary and caramel, with good amount of Bel yeast for some dried dark fruits, phenolic, and slightly creamy feeling. Okay… Hopiness is light spicy, lime and faint grass in taste. Most astringent than bitter as in Belgian Dark for an abrupt sweet-bitter finish; Fairly dry after taste, sweet and easy to mouth.

Comments: Again, if under a blind-tasting, I would certainly believe it’s a cross between a Dubbel and macro BSA, like a Leffe Royale with more roasty, malty character. Unlike Mongozo Quinua being a cool and tasty Belgian White, this palm nut beer is just relegated to an average, colourless Belgian Strong. Not bad at all, but also nothing special or distinctive either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gmonroe10 (240) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Nose smells alright, a bit like a lager. Bready. Clear amber in color, small head. Palate is medium sweetness, slightly bitter, quickly gone. Not really palmnutty, or nutty, but fine enough. Not good, not bad, not really rememberable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (608) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
At first rather lagerlike nose, followed by bread, floral, ginger, citrus, dough; frothy, tan foam, clear, amber; medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bittersweet finish, don’t know where the palmnut comes in, on the whole a decent beer and a lot less exotic than it sounds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (2786) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
bottle pours dark amber small white head smells sweet ( no idea if palmnut smells like this but i supose so, going from the other mongozo’s ) very high carbo . weird fruity taste ( i guess palmnut ) roasted malts - i do get them . maybe its an idea, because of the palmnut , but it does taste roasted way too much carbo though . bit sugary too

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