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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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3.7
   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 (6159) - 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 (4762) - 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 (6212) - 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 (1305) - 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 (4829) - Stockholm, 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6901) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 (Draught at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London 27 Apr 2007) Golden yellow colour, slightly hazy, with white frothy head. Rather lively. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of orange, lemon and apricot. Fruity taste with balanced notes of spices, orange, lemon and mandarin. Very drinkable for the abv. Quite nice. 7/3/7/4/14=3.5 Rerate: (Bottle, 10 Sep 2014) Hazy golden colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, dried apricots, honey and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange, bread, banana, honey, grapefruit and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle as well from draft drunk at BAB beer festival. A very nice taste and smell make this beer very good


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