Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From wooden cask at The White Horse Belgain Beer Festival, 24th August 2008. Flat, clear amber with no head. Superb aroma of toffee, honey and nutmeg. The flavour is similar with the soft, delicate palate stopping the beer from becoming too overpowering. The relatively low strength makes it easy to drink. A lovely beer.
omhper (17472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber, brief head. Sweet and buttery with some lingonberries and almonds. Light bodied with soft, velvetty mouthfeel. Well balanced, and very drinkable for a Belgian ale.
Jerre (2228) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Light drinkable beer. Bottle, 25 cl. Amber coloured, with white head. Aroma = sweet malty. Medium body. Finish is sweet-bitter. A good belgian ale. (much better as palm)
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale amber; slim cream-coloured head, fast gone. Slightly roasted & caramalt nose; bit herbal finish.
Again a fresh, grainy & herbal taste on top of sweet & light roasted malts. Biscuit finish. Quite carbonated, the little head notwithstanding. Very refreshing. Nice, refreshing ale. A whiff of simple beers made once everywhere... those that were really satisfying. "A honest ale", my friend Jeremy said. Exactly.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel and carbonation aroma. Light amber colour. Caramel sweet and sparkling.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ East Croydon, Belgian Beer Fest. Golden body with a rich snow white head. Curvaceous and sexy this beer was a-ok by me. The Marilyn Monroe of beers, it had curves and interest in all the right places.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from utobeer at home with mesandsim. Alround rating: Sweet, showing age, some dates, sherry hints. Very nice stuff.
bierkoning (8956) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color. Steady frothy head. Vinous aroma. Grapes and apple. Buttery nutty flavor. Full bodied. tasty and not without complexity.
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle from Brussels (as "Tonneke Speciale Belge," Brouwereji Contreras, and listed as 5% abv). A careful pour gets you a slightly cloudy orange-amber with a fluffy, antique-white cloud cap. Bready, fruity notes in the nose, slightly pie-like. More doughy malt and fruit with some tart, gingery spice in the mouth. Further tastes get you light pumpkin pie; overall, very moderate sweetness. Finishes lightly acidic, not quite "sour," with something akin to tannins. Good, even very good.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml at Kafee du Hopduvel, Ghent. Amber to gold with white head. The advice was, when in Hopduvel have the Contreras, its hard to find. This is soft and fruity, with quite an easy going nature, no big flavours, just enough to find satisfying. It’s ok.