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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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African-style ale, based on West African tradition. Brewed with sorghum and has notes of spice and fruit. Unfiltered.

Shakparo style beers originated West African and are brewed with sorghum. Our Shakparo is light and refreshing with hints of fruit and spice, and is presented unfiltered as is traditional with this style.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Quite cloudy amber liquid with a taller beige head that diminishes quite quickly. Sweet caramel with a touch of dark candi in the aroma. Nothing real strong, just somewhat mild, in a relaxing sort of way. Dry caramel flavors with a lightly woody and wheat undertone. Agree with the other assessments that this does have a mild Belgian quality, lIkely from the yeast. Light fruit in the finish, with raisins and a touch of melon. This reminds me of there base brew for the old belgian raspberry.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
degbert (1104) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold with a large-grained white head and a lot -- I mean, a LOT -- of carbonation. It might say it’s unfiltered, but I don’t see any sediment or particulate in it. Nose is the typical burnt sugar I expect from gluten-free beers, along with slight bandaid/latex, black pepper, and a little stone fruit. Starts out sweet, then immediately shifts into a heavily acetic sourness; flavor is short and astringent, and while there’s some stone fruit, green apple, and grain there, it’s buried under apple cider vinegar. Finish is murky and muddy. Not good.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zeke626 (422) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear gold body with a white head. Aroma of damp hay/grains and light fruit. Tastes much better than it smells. Taste is light sour fruit.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2014
Gold pour, thin lasting head. Aroma is weird fruity musty fermenting apple, wet hay, sour graininess. Not particularly enticing. Flavour continues to unsettle with a lot of wet grainy, un-identifiable berry and spice. Lingering sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
boxofrane (2093) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with minimal head. The aroma is nonexistent. The taste is weird sweetness. Bad. Sorry.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Berry, orange, and sorghum aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet berry, sorghum and light malt flavor with the typical sorghum bitter finish. Not horrible - better than most Gluten free beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear golden color with a quickly disappearing head. The aroma has some toasty malt and light notes of fruit and spice that recall Belgian yeast. The flavor has lots of dried fruit, grape, mild spice and a lightly tart finish. Not something I’d want to revisit, but pretty good for a gluten free beer. Interesting stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle: Pours clear, brassy gold with a quick white head. Fruit syrup aroma, apple. Taste is apple, like a heavy-handed cider...ginger. Spicy, almost nutty flavor towards the back. Sweet. Different....not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Gold pour with white head. Smells sweet and of fruit. Tastes sweet with a lingering aftertaste. Not terrible if you have to go with a gluten free option. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbcAnc (2) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
A - copper; white head; mild retention and long lasting lacing. S - light sweetness, apples, with hints of orange peel. T - apples, caramel, spicy with light tartness. No bitterness. M - light to medium body, smooth, crisp This is excellent as a gluten-free beers and far more flavor than the big brand American beers. It has a slight sweet, apple character that makes it an excellant session beer. I wpuld preger mpre body, although most beers nice this for my taste.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pkbites (678) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Blech! Tastes like a Band-Aid smells. Weird wheaty aroma of artificial banana and chemical rock. Kind of leaves a numby feeling on the lips and tongue. There is nothing tasty nor refreshing about this goop at all. Bottle directly from Sprecher brewery store.


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