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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy light amber/golden with a decent sized cream colored head that stays for awhile and produces nice lacing. Aroma is complex with grapefruit, passion fruit, pinapple, light malt and an undertone of Belgian yeast. Very light sweetness with medium to heavy bitterness, short dry finish. Medium bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Of all of the Belgian IPA’s I have had so far this one is by far my favorite.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2203) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
Basically the old Extra revisited and now incorporated in the Valeir brand. Thick, creamy, yellowish white head over a cloudy yellow blonde beer. Strong floral and grassy hoppiness in the nose, tonic water, grapefruit peel, orange, young ’jenever’, pineapple. Crisp fruity taste, citrussy freshness, tingling and minerally, nutty touch, long and dry finish of elegant, aromatic and flowery hoppiness; hoppier than before and clearly influenced by the new ’Belgian IPA’ style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (198) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours hazy orange with a frothy white head. Aromas of citrusy hops, cheese, tobacco, and yeast. Hop flavor dominates the beginning in middle: herby and citrusy. Mild sweetness towards end, then finishes with a long, dry, resiny hop linger with warm alcohol. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, decent enough, but nothing standing out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3375) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Tap@ Belgobaren. Deep amber , thick white head. Spicy, yeasty, coriander, grainy aroma. Flavor similar, fruity hoppy but too yeasty. Last of the keg?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2400) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Tap@belgobaren. Orange yellow hazy. Doughy yeasty, golden malts, fine herbs. Med bodied, well bittered. Yasty again, I’m thinking too much so to be intended. Might be keg dregs, but right now this doesn’t feel that refreshing.

-- bb

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Dit is voor mij persoonlijk een van de slechtste bieren dat ik ooit geprobeerd heb. Ik heb het niet volledig kunnen uitdrinken.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1694) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
På fat. Smak och doft av humle, belgisk jäst, päron, melon, gräs och örter. Fruktig, lagom sötma med fin och rund beska. Riktigt gott.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6128) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Draught @ Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, peach, melon, little citrus. Flavor is malty, grass, fruity hops, melon, peach. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 300714

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (74) - 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 (4166) - 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 (160) - 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.


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