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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5257) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010 - Golden in colour. Fresh aroma with hops, grapefruit and a hint of tea. Fruity, hoppy and bitter taste with grapefruit, tea and lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4684) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2010
33cl Bottle bought at Brugs Bier Festival. Clear copper golden colour, white head. Aroma of floral hops, fruity esters like unripe banana and sweet lemon. Flavour is light sweet, malty, fruity, floral, hoppy, nice dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, dry mouthfeel. Subtle and nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange gold with a large foamy off-white head. Nice fruit and citrus aromas. Med. body; med. carbonation. Flavor is freshly fruity and finishes with a hint of yeast and a touch of citrus. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6499) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with a large fluffy white head and a fruity aroma. There is a carbonated caramel malt flavor with a bitter and refreshinfg finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4513) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2010
On tap @ Moeder Lambic, Brussels. The aroma is citric and good hoppy. Hazy, yellow orange coloured with a lasting head. The taste is bitter, citric, bit flowery. Smooth and nicely hopped beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. Malt and light spice aroma with light hay. Malt and light yeast flavor with light mineral tones. Medium bodied. Malt and mineral lingers with light spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (901) - Viby J, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Draft at RisRas, Aarhus. Hazy yellow-orange body and small thick creamy lasting head. Aroma of fruits, flowers, elder flowers. Nice well balanced taste. Medium sweet and light/medium bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 20, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy gold with lots of floaties, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, lots of floral hops
Flavor: lightly sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, light esters
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a rather hazy body the colored of washed out gold and capped with a small, fine, white head. Smell: Valeir displays a well-spiced nose from the very get-go, along with modest notes of crispy-crusted bread, sliced orchard apples, lemon peels, and meadow flowers. Taste: Lightly bready, lightly sweet maltiness with a touch of graininess to it. Little pinch of zested lemon, just enough to add a bit of bright citrus character. The lemon eventually gives way to a taste of apples, which soon gives way to a piquant spiciness akin to anise or even fennel. Slight floral accents perk up now and again. Moderate amount of carbonation on the spicy, drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Active, medium-high carbonation provides more than a bit of tingle for the tongue. Drinkability: It was a good BPA. Valeir brings some spice, some malt, some fruit and a light effervescence together for an easy drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fogdoctor (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Cold in a pint glass. Massive head but does not linger. A little over carbonated but has a nice spicy (citrus) / yeasty taste. Its quite a bit better than its aroma, which is fairly weak and has faint floral character. I really like the tase after it warms up some and the mouth feel is quite rich. Its a nice Belgian Ale, although not among the best. Additionally, for a moderate ABV it has a nice warming sensation thats is very pleasant.


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