Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Formerly known as Maarts Tonneke, or Maartse, which was a Flemish Sour Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2007
33 cl bottle. (This version says 6.5%) Yeast at the bottom. Amber colour with a nice fine white head. Light yeasty aroma with notes of fruit and some spices. Quite sweet and fruity flavour with a little acid finish. Ends up alcoholic and sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Skinnyviking (7940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. High white fluffy but lasting head. Hazy light orange body. Light and sweet honey peach aroma with notes of soap. Thin honey flavor with no bitternes. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Sorry highraters I find it boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerDoppelbock (22) - Aachen, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2006
An dieser Stelle ein großes Dankeschön an Joris, der mir dieses spezielle Bier für den März hat zukommen lassen! Ganz sanfter malziger, gewürziger Geruch. Das Mars Especial vermittelt einen stimmigen Eindruck, der nicht nur gute Aromen, sondern auch Balance zeigt. Hefig-fruchtiges Grundaroma, worauf sich die zarten Gewürznoten beziehen und dennoch die Ruhe selbst signalisieren. Die restlichen Aromen versuchen nicht schon die bestehende Ordnung zu toppen und bleiben auf dem gleichen Level. Feines Bierchen!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 In short: A super nice Saison-like golden.
How: Bottle 33ml, consumed (probably) very fresh the day if purchase in Belgium
The look: Cloudy dark golden body topped by a large white head with low retention
In long: Nose is barnyard, dusty, musty, with citrus notes. This is a Saison alright. Taste is pleasantly dry with a strong spicy sensation. Very yeasty and the yeast has a strong barnyard dusty character the brings a sawdust sensation. Some citrus fruits, bubblegum and tropical fruits lighten up the beer. This beer feels a lot more like a Saison than Contreras own Saison (Valeir Extra). If anything this is an exemplary Saison that is not a Saison. Weird. I want more Contreras brews, especially especial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle, oct. ’05. Amber brown, quite decent white head. Aroma from dark fruits and malts. Medium body. Sweet-ish flavour with a little spicyness. Malts here too. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a cloudy, dark amber with a creamy, beige head. Somewhat impure malty nose. Surprisingly full and sweet body with notes of burned caramel. Lightly metallic edge. Considering the only 4.8% ABV this is quite rich and tasty. 060706

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle (from BItter Virtue, BB Jan 07). Fruity malty start with a smattering of hops. In the mouth a light tartness and then excessive fruity yeast which overwhelms any subtler flavours and leaves a cloying mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, big foamy head. Aroma is flowery and hoppy with hints of fruits. Flavour is fruity with some nutty hints. Also hops is present. Wellbalanced and ok. Aftertaste fruity and yeasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Bottled, alc. 6.5% (BB 07/2007)
My 500th Belgian rating.
Hazy orange color, big orangy head. Sticky orange fruity-rye-alcoholic aroma. Fruity, yeasty, biter flavor - maybe some orange peels found too. Woody dryness in the aftertaste. Basic Belgian ale, not a real winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (681) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Bottled. Hazy light brown in colour. Rich, creamt and bubbly head, lacings. The aroma i fruity and yeasty some plums or something equivakent is present. The flavour is yeasty and there is lots of fruits as well.

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