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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle: hazy orange beer with a frothy, diminishimg but quite stable white head. Sweet and fruity aroma - some yeast, orange peel, caramel, malt. Taste is orange fruity, very sweet, light bitterness. Very soft carbonation, oily carbonation, nothing speciel, but a nice label.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peterkh (13) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
(Bottle) Pours blonde almost orange. Initially very large offwhite head but falls quickly. Aroma: citrus, hops, bisquit, malt (almost wheaty) and belgian yeast. Flavor: Medium bitterness, alchohol, spice. Overall: Refreshing, drinkable but doesnít leave a lot to remember

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
courtesy of Doeschi - hazy dark blond beer under a persistent white foam; yeasty and fruity aroma (pear and apple); full-bodied and oily; some sweetness and pretty tasty; a hint of acidity and a solid bitterness; very long yeasty and fruity hoppy finish - pretty nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a hazy medium orangish color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle (rated in Nov 2009). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of lemon, soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, orange-golden colour with a blond and tall foamy head. Citrus-fruity, slightly zesty cara-malty aroma. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Cara-malty base with citric notes of tangerine and a touch of drying herbal hops; sweet-bitter malty and slightly fruity and spicy finish. Quite good. 09.X.11

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
In short: A basic Belgian blonde ale with spicy herbal/floral hops and a little too much carbonation. Just ok
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed a little more than one year before expiration date
The look: Cloudy light peach color body, lots of small particles, small white head
In long: Nose is has some of the usual Belgian blonde ale fruity esters (tropical fruits, lychees and even some bananas) and herbal spiciness. Taste has lots of straw, honeyed crackers, some dried light color fruits, flowery and herbal hops with a strong spicy character. Aggressive soda-pop style carbonation. The aggressive carbonation added to the spiciness made for a rough abrasive finish adding metallic and acrid sensation. The beer didnít taste all that yeasty which is strange given all the yeast floating in my glass. Overall a rather ordinary Belgian blonde ale but nonetheless something I could get drunk on an uneventful day. Because I donít need excuses to get drunk, I need beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12543) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
(33cl bottle, BB 09/07/12) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, earth, alcohol, and stone fruit. Flavor of yeast, apricot, light florals, and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5419) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (not sure, might be draught) @ Moeder Lambic. Very yellow to orange colour with a vast white head. Smells mandarine, fruity, refreshing. Tastes as i expected from the smell. This beer would be best enjoyed during the summer, outside and when itís warm.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2011
Gedronken op het bierfestival van Moeder Lambic in Brussel, deze is ook weer geel/oranje, niet helder, standaard geur, manderijn en te weinig koolzuur voor mijn gevoel. Beetje waterig.


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