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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2010
Fruity, viny aroma, oxidized, with raisins, light spice, some caramel. medium amber color going towards orange, with a fine, thick, low head. Sweet, fruity flavor, lots of raisins and honey, a little caramel and citrus. There is a distinctly tart aspect. Not excessively bitter, rather dry at the end, though. Smooth, somewhat low carbonation. Seems slightly oxidized. Well-balanced but not all that interesting. Seems like it would be better if fresher. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1910) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2010
330 ml bottle a orange yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices fruits yeast and bitterness taste malts spices fruits and hop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2010
33cl, aged 1 year. Pours a dark orange to amber coloured beer. Pretty cloudy. Solid creamy off-white head. Smells a little dusty, ripe banana, figs and caramel. Full malty flavour, hints of caramel and wood. Ends a little acidic, but this might be the age (1y). Aftertaste is mostly caramel and roasted malts. Very little bitterness, again a little acidic finishing touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
Provdatum: 2009-03-12, bottle, Göteborg God god Belgare sour fruitiness, hops, a bit much alcohol, orange peel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14997) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden amber. Aroma and taste are flowers, malt, fruits, yeast and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
Serving date: 2009-03-11. Served in tulip. Best before: 2011-04-12. Brass colored, hazy and with a big ivory colored head that dissipates very slowly and leaves tons of lacings. A very fresh and pleasant smell. Sweet fruity aromas up front (banana, peach). Some dirt, yeast and slight alcohol right in the end. A rather powerful smell, mostly sweet but with some tart notes. The taste is not as interesting as the smell at first, but after a while, when the beer gets warmer, it develops in the right direction. Again, plenty of fruit up front (banana, apple, passion fruit). Earth and yeast. Nice mix of sweet and tart aromas. Plenty of malts with a prominent wheat character - rather doughy. The finish gets bitter just for a second, then more earthy yeast, mineral flavors and malts take over. The alcohol gets a little more noticeable towards the end. Medium body. Rather creamy (perhaps because of the generous amount of foam that sticks around) despite the semi-dry finish and lots of tiny but lively bubbles in the liquid. This is more than decent, rather good actually, but not great. Very fresh and well balanced. Really easy to drink. Nothing is really bad, but nothing is really good either. Recommended. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer market stall. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus notes, malts, quite acetic, herby. Herby, grassy, sweet, acidic flavours. Unusual. Sweet, malty and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
It poured a golden hazy liquid with a small foam that left some lacing. It had a fruity and yeasty smell. It had a taste of yeast, fruit, apples and some sweetness. Very nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
Hazy orange with a large off white head. Eggy at first, then a sweet, sticky malt aroma with the curious seaweedy note you sometimes get in Belgian beers. Interesting, but ultimately nauseous. Taste is really just sweetness, cloying like honey, and only the smallest hint of dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
Cloudy dark golden with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma has a lot of unfermented wort or heavy, bready malt. I’m not a fan of that. Flavour is sweet and fruity, with spicy yeast notes, but a little on the cloying sweet side. A real shame since it’s such an inviting yeast character.

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