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Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Maarts Tonneke, or Maartse, which was a Flemish Sour Ale.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Orange golden coloured, small head. Slightly alcoholic, some spices, bit sharp. Not really as special as the name suggests.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5059) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Slightly hazy orange color, short head. Aroma is milky, hoppy, bit caramel malt. Caramel malty and fruity taste. Bit bitter palate. Average beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2004
Amber color, lasting frothy head, just a touch of haziness. Vinous aroma with grapes and pear. Absolutely bone dry. Bitter flavor, vinous and just a hint of wood. Apple and grapes, with just a touch of tartness. Bitter and fruity aftertaste. Very tasty and complex. JorisPPattyn is right. Drink this!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle Frothy, off-white head - moslty diminishing. Spare lace. Amber, sparkling body. Toffee, herbs, medicine in the aroma. Medium to fully bodied. Averagily carbonation. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter (averagily long finish. Actually I don’t get why this is so superb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2004
Dark amber with large head, leaves nice lace. Malty, nutty, little iron, iron, bitter. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
Dry caramel and minuscule peaches idling complacently...Dabbling with earthy malt, vegetable innuendos scare the palate, although they are quite inoffensive...I’m sorry but I really don’t see the Flemish Sour in this one, not in the least bit, what I had was more like a regular, unfulfilling amber ale...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
Copper pour wearing a thin off-white head. Aroma proposes caramelic malt, moderate yeastiness. There’s something oily going on as well. Fruity palate with earthy cranberries and cherries dealing with yeasty tones. Highly carbonated thin-medium body carries little off-flavors, almost vegetably, almost cardboardish. I must have missed something seeing the other reviews or this bottle was not in splendid shape, because there was nothing too interesting in there with more oxidation than you’d hope for and a hard time finding anything related to flanders sour ales besides ever so slight woody suggestions.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2004
Tap, ZBF 2004. Hazy amber, off white head and good condition. Spicy and yeasty with some soapy hoppiness in the nose. Sweet and fruity in the mouth with some low caramel that lingers into the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2004
This beer has a brown body - hue apperance and a white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the barrel and it had a no carbonic acid. The initial flavor tast was acid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
A hazy amber beer with beutiful light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of corriiander, bannana, and mango. The flavor is very acidic which prickles the tongue combined with notes of lemongrass and hints of bannana. A very interesting beer.


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