Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1550) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, pear, vanilla and egg.
Appearance: A hazy straw colored beer. A high white head with good lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting brown bread, pear, vanilla and apple peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft texture. A medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A good session-able, but not extraordinary, brew.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2013-05-09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
330 ml bottle. Golden with off white head. Aroma spicy and sweet, pepper, apricot and apple. Taste sweet and malty, raw. Alcohol, yeast. Finish is sharp and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Golden with a huge, white head. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Metallic flavour. With peppery yeastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
breezer (2) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
medium body, creamy, average carbonation, citrus, floral, earthy, leaves, dough, amber, clear, white foam,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Ar: yeastiness, spices, citric, floral, cereal, herbs, corn, slightly sweet. Ap: golden colour, medium creamy White head. F: yeastiness, sweet malts, spices, herbs, floral, alcohol, citric, some noticable hoppiness for the style, low bitterness and some good old Belgian funk. P: medium body, Lively carbonation. T: Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. CLear amber, large fluffy off-white head. Bready, slightly earthy malt aroma, some almond and pears, some herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Pretty dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2013
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, April 2013. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, malt and some notes of cardboard. Also some yeast. Drinkable but not that exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1978) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
33cl bottles - Smooth and slightly spicy, with typical but not all too heavy Belgian yeastiness and a relieving low ABV for a Belgian ale. Creamy, sweetish yet dry, well-balanced and very drinkable - and yet oddly, the least remarkable - most traditional in the impressive Valeir range (modern atkes on typical Belgian taste profiles) by Contreras so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2291) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Cloudy dirty blond with a smooth full head that has good retention, curtains of fine lace. Taste begins with a bracing caramel malt that has a nice carbonation edge; grows through the palate, warming and changing to a smooth, lingering butter rum finish. Complex, balanced, good-tasting Belgian Blond. High recommendation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Rated on 28.2.2013.
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, floral notes and some spices. Flavour of pale malts, spices, caramel and surprisingly bitter floral hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly dry finish with some fruitiness. Good.

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