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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100726.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of fruits, some hops, yeast, caramel and toffee. Flavor is the same with distant licorice notes and spices. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3261) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle at home. Golden pour with a huge amount of chunks. Solid off-white head. Aroma of latex paint, ripe fruits, peppery, shoe sole and some herbs like rosemary. Flavor is bitter spicy and quite fruity with something strange and herbal. Still well balanced and quite unique.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
33cl bottle, shared. - Most likely the most relaxed mix of a Belgian strong ale and an IPA I have yet come across on both sides of the pond. This brewery doesnít even need to scream out its crossover style or use of US/exotic hops, itís just called Extra and at a modest 6,5% it is packed with the subtlety of a Belgian ale yeast and some tangerine/citrus hops adding gentle summer flavours. A paean to subtlety that I prefer over other Belgianís explicitous dryhopping experiments (Duvel) and some US (Flying Dog) triple IPAs, although they are points on the same sliding scale. - Probably sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thiesen (169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Orange hazy (with yeast) crisp white head. Citrus grassy aroma. Fresh hops, grass, tangerine and balanced by a sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle: Bigger sized, airy and fluffy off white head. A hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of hops, yeast, manure, cotrus, soap, floral, herbs, some chalk Flavours floral, hop, citrus, soap, sprinkle of honey, some smooth bitterness, grass, herbs, hay and hop florals. Aftertaste soap, hop, floral, light bitter, some yeast and grass. Low carbo, soft light watery mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture. Pretty crispy and a fine beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5948) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Rated on 28.2.2013.
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, herbs and grains. Flavour of slightly sweet dried fruits, citrus, caramel and grassy hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet bitter finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1325) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with high white head. Lot of carbonation. Aromas of citrusy fruits, belgian yeast, some breadyness to it Nice fresh tones of citrusy hops mixed with belgian yeasts. Hints of banana. Low to medium sweet, low bitterness, medium carbonation, wee bit alcohol taste,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
big malted barley and wheat aroma like butterscotch and sweet with caramel and perhaps a bit of vanilla. flavors like above with hint of vegetable and a bit of really any fruit iíll say pineapple. Beige looking brew with a hop presence that intensifies and retreats. never had such a full brew yet with a watery body this is magnificent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Draft at Monks Cafe. Hazy light orange amber pour with a huge frothy head that left lots of runny lace. Some amber fruits in the nose but the taste is quite dry. Lemon pepper. Green banana. Earl Grey tea. Plenty of hops. Fizzy on the tongue. Strong fragrant blonde.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 An excellent beer that’s hoppier than the Blonde. Due to my personal tast preference I prefer the Blonde but still think this is an excellent beer and would drink it any time. Yellow/orange pour with more of a hoppy aroma than the blonde. Huge white head. Lovely beer.


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