Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Formerly known as Maarts Tonneke, or Maartse, which was a Flemish Sour Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Couleur dorée aux reflets orange pale, apparence semi translucide. Énorme mousse blanche tacheté de nature écumeuse. Arômes de métal, de levure, de foin et de verdure rappelant le houblonnage à froid. Saveurs de malt grillé, biscuité, et de pain sous une légère touche épicée (anis). Amertume modérée en finale. Cet embouteillage correspond définitivement à la nouvelle version décrite par Joris (Belgian ale). Bouteille 33 cl, T’Kroegske, Izegem, Décembre 2005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 33 cl bottle, bbe Jan 07. Deep amber, abundance of large bubbles; hefty and stable, rocky head with a good lace. Aroma: caramel, lightly fermented plums, old bread, some light woody notes and very gentle hops. Taste: malty with light caramel and a good, slightly acidic fruity (apples? oranges?) background. The long, dry aftertaste mixes sharp hop bitterness with nut oils. A very good balance. Almost greasy on the palate, slightly astringent and well carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2005
Bottled, RBESG -05. Amber colour, off-white head. Nice candy-like, sweetish malt-juicy flavour, with notes of dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4208) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle (maybe) at Plan B during RBESG 05 pub crawl. Smells like a Dubbel. Light toasty brown, with a small fluffy head. Very sweet - ginger biscuits, brown sugar etc. No balance really, just smooth and easy to drink. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle. Quite flat and sweet. Touches of soy, and then some apple and berry fruit. The mouthfeel felt quite flat and empty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
Dark amber, quite decent white head. Aroma from dark fruits and malts with small hints of almond. Sweet-ish flavour with a little spicyness. Malts here too. Slight acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2005
flemish sour ale? thought this is a saison beer! it’s brewed in marz. tasted at BPW6. aroma: fruity, malty, bit spicy. taste: sweetish, citrus, spices. finish is fruity, sourish, caramel notes and long. full bodied. nicely balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21871) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2005
Bottled. Clear dark amber. Buttery malt aroma. Sweet with soft, rich, delicate malt character but also a wealth of carbonization. Grassy and lightly roasty. Overcarbonated, but what a fantastic malt flavour!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Dark brown colour. Malty flavour, bitter/astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2004
And the next Flemish Sour doubter. Reddish orange colour, with hints of orange and yeast in the aroma. Flavour is spicy, with citric hops, but there’s no great depth. Bone dry and quite fresh tasting. There’s a very subtle tart edge to the finish, but it could hardly be called sour. Bottled at the Beer Circus, Croydon.

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