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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (229) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange, large rocky white head. Aroma hops, Belgian yeast. Taste earthy and hoppy. Pleasant and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Light orange color, hazy. Hoparoma, somewhat dusty with vanilla. Sweetish, very hoppy flavor, almost creamy with vanilla. Great quality beer, not as deep and complex as Contreras Mars, but with a very fine taste. Tap, Café de Engel Oldenzaal. Malty aroma. Malty sweet buttery flavor, with loads of mango and peach. Lemon and vanilla. Hopbitterness comes up and persists in the aftertaste. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle@Plan B
Murky orange yellow, big whipped cream head. Fruity (peachy) base, yeast, slight belgian funk, clementine aftertaste. Ok body, mellow mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2006
Bottled - Evening Star Brighton. A blonde coloured beer with a nice white head and decent lacing. The aroma is hoppy with lemon citrus notes and a little pepper. The taste is smooth and a little creamy. There is more peppery spicy hop and a good yeasty flavour. Good body and tasty.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8320) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 Bottle, Palace Hotel, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium, 26-06-07 Amber in colour with a slight haze, large head, some soft caramel flavours, quite spicey, nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2009
33cl bottle - pours a cloudy gold, a substantial, lasting, frothy head - complex, earthy nose, with notes of herbs, wildflowers, spicy hops, lemon zest, white pepper, wheat, light funk and acidity - spicy, hoppy and herbal up front - this is followed by some wheat, tangy citrus, wet grass/hay - some husky character - gains a little bit of sweetness near the finish, which is tempered by warming spices and a light peppery quality - there are better belgian ales out there, but this is quite solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2009
Golden blond beer with nice with head. Aroma is slight spicey with floral hints of hops and malts. Taste is malty with a citrus touch, it has some spices and some yeasty notes. It end with a peppery touch of hops and some fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8998) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Tap. Peach, orange and musty malt aroma. Slight hazy yellow color with small head. Sweet orange peel with lightly bitter finish. Solid enjoyable beer.


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