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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5639) - 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 (10029) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 5, 2011
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Bruxelles. Very easy to drink beer, light and fruity. Not too much persistent froth, and a little bit floral. Pale and cloudy and frothy. Very pleasant to drink also if associated with cheeses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
A gentle, lasting white film remains over the cloudy, opaque golden shade. Pleasantly yeasty, floral and spicy ale with a fun honeyed biscuity maltiness + honest fresh pils malt extraction all akin to the grain bill of a maibock. Fresh tasting and moderately hoppy, its Belgianesque carbonation is engaging and fitting the general dryness. Kinda green and rustic, it’s another pleasant surprise in that Valeir lineup - simple and most effective beers that are most undeniably Belgian, but drier than average and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5472) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (not sure, might be draught) @ Moeder Lambic. Very yellow to orange colour with a vast white head. Smells mandarine, fruity, refreshing. Tastes as i expected from the smell. This beer would be best enjoyed during the summer, outside and when it’s warm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a moderate head. Floral hop aroma. Nice and fresh flavour; one of the most hoppy Belgians I’ve had in a while. Very pleasant if slightly over-carbonated beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (7668) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1562) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeast, malt. Flavour is caramel, fruit, malt, sweet. Long aftertaste. Somewhat bitter.


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