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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PalCabral (124) - - JAN 11, 2013
75cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy light orange, with a layer of foam that sets as a thin vail on the beer. The consistency makes it look like a belgian wit beer in haziness. The aroma is breathtaking, citrus like you sometimes get from a really stronglyl late hopped american beer. The taste is a great balance between the yeast, bringing in fruity tunes, and the hops with their citrusy and piney bitterness. It is a great beer, this one. Contreras makes good beers, this is almost at the level with the Mars beer. Lovely.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seynie (188) - Tienen, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
Orange with a soapy foam top. Smells very hoppy. Taste is bitter and sweet, with some citrus, earth, burnt caramel. Long finish, very tasteful for such low alcohol percentage, but a bit too sticky

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (869) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy medium amber color, one finger frothy off-white head, sizzles down quickly, good lacing; strong aroma of floral and grassy hops, fruity (orange, tangerine, peach), some honey, yeast, hint of basement; mild taste, moderate sweet and medium bitter, citrus notes; medium body, oily to light creamy texture, average carbonation, tingly mouthfeel, finish mild bittersweet; overall a crisp and smooth ale, very refreshing, quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (155) - LATVIA - DEC 2, 2014
Transparent amber, strong white head. Noteable continental hop aroma and some maltiness. Sweet with nice bitterness, nice body, though finishes slihtly sour and watery. Ok, but not much else.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2889) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Usually not a fan of Belgian IPAs. this is a darker orange, 1 finger head beer served in a stubby bottle. Nose is sweet, yeast forward, bread-like and with a bit of caramel. Nice mouth feel...almost bottle conditioned. hops are sligtly faded, tree pine notes and leave a sweet crystal sugar taste afterward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - 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 (243) - 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 (3460) - 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 (2638) - 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 (1248) - 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 (1783) - 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.


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