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81
style
Brewed by Contreras
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gavere, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
During the British Colonial Times, the English exported beer to India. To preserve the beer for a longer period, extra-hopped beers were produced (hops maintain natural preservation and add bitterness to the beer).

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3.6
TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Golden amber with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is peppery with herbal and floral hop notes. Taste also has a peppery flavor to it along with zesty lemon, herbal hops, floral hops and earthy notes. Also the taste of melon and hints of hand soap. Body is light-medium with a strong, effervescent carbonation. Lingering hop zest as well. Ends with more more herbal hops, lemongrass, pepper notes, flowery notes, sweet melon and earthy flavors. Different but very tasty!

2.6
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011
Aroma: citrus hops, nice aroma, caramel, toffee, some vegetables, alcohol. Well balanced in taste. Very cloudy with ok head. Harsch palate. Too much quality problems.

3.4
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
Aroma:Spicy grapefruit,citrus.... Appearance:Hazy gold,light head... Flavor:spicy,floral,citrus,grapefruit....

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Pale, slightly hazy golden pour. The nose is quite hoppy with loads of fresh, zesty aromatics. Sort of a mix of some noble hops with a little bit of US-style citrusy stuff mixed in. Not really resinous at all but there is a bit, bright hoppiness on the finish. Soflty spicy as well with a great freshness. Excellent balance with a bit of fresh bready malt. A touch of earthy bitterness on the back of the palate. Very expressive malt character. Another winner.

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
33 cl. Le liquide voilé a une couleur dorée. Une belle mousse blanche persiste. Présence d’une dentelle. Au nez, des parfums de citron et de notes florales rencontrent des grains maltés enrobés d’une fine couche de miel. Au goût, les saveurs maltées sont retirées derrière des saveurs agréables de citron et de fleurs au profil amérisant. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen-faible avec une effervescence modérée et une texture douce. En finale, la langue est touchée par une amertume pleine de vie, assez longue et flattée par un alcool tiède.

3.8
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
bouteille de 330ml.Belle petite bière blonde avec une mousse impressionnante. Le nez est très invitant avec des esters fruités de litchi, de pamplemousse rose et raisin muscat. La bouche est tout aussi agréable, désaltérante et fruité encore une fois avec des saveurs de litchi, de miel et de pamplemousse. rose. Si vous aimez le Muscato d’Asti,le Nivole entre autre vous allez l’adorer. Très intéressant comme bière.

3.6
rederic (3341) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
330ml bottle, golden color, with a big frothy white head, leaving some belgian laces, nice yeasty, fruity nose of pear, litchi, peach esters, with some mild honeyed pale, toasted malt notes and some faint herbal minty, floral leafy hop accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, honeyish pale, toasty malt, candied fruity character of pears, apples, litchis, with some honeyed lollipop, flowery leafy hop, candied lemon, grapefruit peel flavours upfront, with a faint marmalade, zesty undertone, leading towards a fruity, honeyish, lingering citrusy, leafy, hop bitterness finish.

3.4
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Poured from a 330cl bottle a hazy golden orange ale with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and floral. Flavor is a nice balance between hops, malts and Belgian candi sugar. Finish is a little dry and sweet. A pretty good Belgian ale/

2.5
Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
A hazy orange beer, this pours w/ an enormous head of medium bubbles. Nose is mild, sort of herbal and fruit. The texture is somewhat watery and flat, which is disappointing, along w/ the flavor which is also rather on the light side even for a Belgian of moderate gravity. I tried a tripel from this same brewery just yesterday and it was quite good. I’m not sure what went wrong w/ this one. It is overall just very bland and unremarkable.

3.3
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
No idea where I tried this. Found it in my notes. Apparently had it from a bottle. Says here it was a little yellower than some saisons, and that it didn’t have much aroma. Just some funk and dry spice. Same for flavour. Not too fruity. Flavour and body fill out as it warms. Full body for style. That’s all I’ve got. Seems I wasn’t overly impressed.


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