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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Abbey Tripel
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2010
chiara buokna schoiuma buona persitenza naso fruttato zucchero candido uva bianca piuttosrto secca un poco etilica non molto amara

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2009
I’m not usually disposed towards dry golden beers of the Belgian variety, but Valeir Divers knocked my socks off... When I was asked to describe the taste, the first term that came was "aristocratic." It is dry without being weak or unduly bitter, having almost a savoriness to the flavor instead. This is what Duvel would like to be when it grows up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2009
33cl bottle. Large, rocky off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, yeast, straw, some clove, orange, light bubblegum, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, yeast, straw, orange/floral, light clove. Watery light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2009
33cl bottle pours bright but hazy gold with some odd floaties remaining in suspension throughout. Nose like toasted white bread, sweet marmalade, and creamed ripe banana. Sweetish taste, mild bitterness. Lively carbonation despite fairly full body. Backtaste of banana, pineapple juice, rum, but alcohol subdued enough. A bit sweet and strong to be useful, but still damned interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009
LIght straw color with a voluminous off-white head. Fluffy head lasts for the entire quaff. Pale malt, grassy hops and a hint of light fruit in the aromas. Some really nice scents buried deep, but I really had to search for it. Pale malt, honey, and hints of alcohol in the flavors. Touches of floral hops in the middle. Light pepper and alcohol in the finish. Some rough parts surrounded by some really nice edges.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with some hints of citrus. Fruity malty spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, alcohol, malt and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Copper hazy body with a white foamy head. Hints of citrus lemon grass and a tangy spicy yeast. Pepper, clove and bubblegum notes. Full with a sweet chewy body with a wheat and light spicy fruity body. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 08/08/2008 (Thanks to oh6gdx) Large white head. Fruity aroma. Carbonation. Golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Strong in alcohol with fruit and some spice flavour. Malty finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap at Palm Tavern. Pale yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma is loaded with corn, wheat cloves, and belgian yeast. The smell distinctly reminded me of being at Summerfest the week before and smelling the roasted corn they were selling everywhere. Flavor is extremely corny as well with some sweet and spicy notes asl well. Finishes surprisingly bitter and dry. Not a big fan of this one.


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