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Contreras Valeir Extra

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97
style
Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (23) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Pours well with a medium-sized white head. Not much aroma, more of sweetness than hop. Appearance - blond beer. Taste is sweet but with a good balance of hoppiness. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Nice long, bitter finish. Well-balanced with more hop than grain. A very pleasant beer indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
33 cl. draft @ Mombasa. Clear dark amber, vanishing head. Sweet caramel, orange peel, candy sugar nose, bit sticky, light flowery hops that don’t jell & bit metallic nature that takes it down. Sweet sticky candy sugar, orange peel nature, bit metal-like, whole messes with bitter hop flowers, very dry, touch flower, bit metallic. Metallic & sticky, touch lighter, quite dry. Not bad at all but inharmonious & not all there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (116) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Presenta color amarillo anaranjado con algo de sedimento procedente de las levaduras; buena cabeza de espuma que perdura en la copa; aromas a levadura belga, flores, alcohol y lúpulo. En boca entrada suave con amargor equilibrado, notas a cítricos, especias y miel; pos gusto largo y semi-dulce con buen cuerpo y carbónico medio; compleja y bien balanceada mejora según coge temperatura, una muy buena cerveza artesana.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1199) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 33cl, @ The Capital, Leuven. Hazy golden colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Hoppy nose with hints of tropical fruit. Nice bitter finish. Easy drinkable, very good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1713) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Tap@Den tatoverede enke, CPH (25/04/2014) pours amber with a off-white head. Sweet fruity and herbal hoppy, caramel, some light spice in there, floral nuance throughout. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (157) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a nice cloudy gold with small head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of flowers, citrus and some grass. Taste is as the smell suggests, with an initial sweetness that transitions to tartness and is quite refreshing in the finish. Medium bodied. Quite enjoying this.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1820) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy medium amber with an over-ambitious head that does finally settle to 1/2", thick swaths of lace. Tart caramel malt that turns a little bitter in the swallow. Easy to drink, although the move from tart to bitter isn’t common, it stays true to what it is: a Belgian Ale (of sorts).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2661) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a frothy white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is of biscuity malt, herbal hops, spices and light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet with biscuity malt, perfume notes, spices and light herbal bitterness finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Good Belgian Ale. Quenching.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (213) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2014
Off-white creamy head. Hazy light amber. Aroma of american hops and herbal. Caramel, yeast, grapefruit, apricot. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (159) - GREECE - MAR 4, 2014
330ml bottle. hazy golden color with medium head. aroma is malty with raisins and hoppy notes. taste is similar with hints of yeasts. bitter finish.


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