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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1769) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
On tap at Eiderdown. Pours deep golden with small white head into a snifter. Little lacing, medium body, light carbonation, and spicy citrus aroma. Taste is spicy dry citrus and finishes bitter hops. Wouldn’t seek this again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hetyu (115) - HUNGARY - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle - WoW! This beer should definitely rate higher! Really nice orange/golden in colour with a big white had which leaves decent lacing. Taste begins with malt sweetness, followed with a thin yeasty sourness and some biscuit. Ends with good amount of hop, which is unusual for a Belgian ale but absolutely good that this one has it. Great beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (2987) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
330ml bottle, cloudy honey gold hue, with a pillowy, bubbly white head, with a mild sweet honeyed, corny vegetable nose, with a wet grainy pale, pilsener, toasted malty, sublte vanilla accent, and with some candied lemon, grapefruit peel, faint floral citrus hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, sweet grainy pale, pilsener, toasty malt, corny character, with some honey, vanilla, faint citrus flavors and with a light flowery leafy, grassy, citrus lemon, grapefruit hop backbone, leading towards a sweet honeyed pale, pilsener, toasty maltiness, lingering juicy citrus hop bitterness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4879) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2012
29/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle @ Contreras brewery (Gavere) with the Gentse Biervereniging - BB: 27/VII/14 (2012-1087)

Clear orange beer, big creamy white head with some bigger bubbles, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sweet summer fruit, peaches, some pineapple, citrus, grapefruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, citrus, bit of pineapple, some almonds, bitter hops, herbal. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, bit nutty, grains, nice hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7974) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2012
No head but rim over pale copperish coloured beer. Fresh pale & toasted malts, nice aroma enlived by fine aromahops. Also some grain and/or grass. Toasted, waffles gone too long, gardenherbs in the flavour. Well-carbonated, medium bodied. Absolutely like the nose. If the rest had been up to that standard...
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2004 Total Score: 3.6
More orange than blond, end totally flunky; good yellowish head, slowly retreating. Nose is lactic, roasted cookies, even some butterscotch... finishes citrussy. Quite bitter initial taste, not hoppy, but citrus-zeste like. Gets sweeter afterwards, without ever becoming really malty. In the end, there’s even a whiff of aroma-hops. Finish is very good & balanced. Medium bodied, slight creaminess; finish feels, as said under ’taste’, just right, as if enriched with freshly pressed fruit juice. It’s more than OK. When the "Mars Especial" came to supplant the old "Maartse", I was less than happy. This first fully new post-Willy C. beer, promesses, however.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
An ok Belgian blond. Visual: Cloudy orange with a high white head. Aroma: Fruity (citrus/orange) and a bit flowery. Tastes: Slightly spicy, fruity (citrus). Light to medium body ---Rated by Sumonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, fruit, hops and malt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2012
Apariencia: color naranja claro, turbio, poco carbónico, bastante poso, corona escasa y blanca. Aroma: suave pero complejo, predomina el cítrico y la vainilla, notas galleta, frutas blancas, mazapán, plátano. Sabor: complejo pero suave, cuerpo medio, dulce, muy afrutado, pero sin ser empalagoso, caramelo, vainilla, naranja dulce y especias. Alcohol muy bien integrado. espectacular cerveza, de lo mejor que he probado últimamente, me ha encantado, muy bien hecha, muy equilibrada, compleja, pero suave. Además se mantiene dentro del estilo belga pero con un punto un poco más original, sin salirse del molde y manteniendo su "belguidad"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4036) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours amber with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, a lot of caramel and pale malts, and some floral hops. Flavor has a little too much pale malts, but it’s not terrible. Average texture. A decent beer, but not the best for Belgium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
Golden colour, small white head. Aroma of citrus, malts, soap, light spicy yeast. Rather bitter hops flavour, light sweet, some soap, citrus. Light sweet finish, bitter hops.
(From 33cL bottle @ Botteltje, Oostende)


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