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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2105) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle at Botteltje bar in Ostend, Belgium. A golden/amber coloured pour with a decent white head on top. Fruity, sweet, Belgian aroma. Tastes fruity, quite sweet, malty, honey. I’ve also had this on tap a few times, really nice Belgian ale, this is almost a Belgian session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle conditioned Chelmsford beer festival, 2006. Maeib bought this then realised that he, Kook and Duff had already had it before. Orange coloured with high carbonation. Candy, sugary sweet and a touch of fizzy cough syrup. A touch of pepper. Easy drinking Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2005
Bottle (Plan B): Blond with a white head. Spicy esters in the aroma. Grainy start with some vanilla notes there too. Nice spicy easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Tasted on 6/21/11 from a 330mL bottle. Pours pale orange with tons of chunky sediment and a pillowy white head that slowly recedes to thin, spotty lace. The nose is earthy and bitter hops, dusty, orange peel, and a hint of spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is lightly sweet malt up front, dusty, a hint of spicy Belgian yeast, and lightly earthy and bitter hops. The body is medium with an oily texture, average carbonation, and a long dusty, earthy, and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
Tap at The Wharf, Aalborg. Hazy deep golden color, nice off-white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Flavor is fruity and yeasty with some sweetness. Nice, but not great Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1872) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1819) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle at home, from Glouglouburp, served in my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours cloudy deep orange with a greenish cast. Thick white head that laces well. Nose is green apple, fresh bread, estery with some barnyard and hay. Very gentle in the nose. Flavours are round and creamy - almost brioche-like in texture, and the low hop bitterness is a pleasant surprise. Nice barnyardy fruit, cream, and hay, with a long, creamy, and lightly spicy finish. I could drink this all day!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of floral, herbal, and spicy notes, seemingly all from hops, and complex, light grain notes. Flavor brings in some citrus but again focuses in on wheat, hay, grass, as well as some clove, pepper, and nutty/earthy yeasty notes. Finishes with a spice and apricot kick. Really nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Hazy dark yellow with a bubbling white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of wheat and lots of spices. Sweet fruity flavor with notes of sweet oranges, alchohol and spices.


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