overall
89
83
style
Brewed by Contreras
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gavere, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 360   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1627) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
Curieuse stratgie de ce brasseur qui place 4 bires au mme niveau abv, qui plus est faible, de 6,5 %. Par ailleurs le plus trange est encore entre les 2 blondes, savoir la valeir blonde et la valeir extra. Quest-ce que cest extra a donc de plus??? Ceci ne peut que se passer quau niveau de la dgustation... Donc, dgustons Couleur blond dor intense. Clart nette. Bulles par milliers trs fines partout dans le verre (tulipe). Mousse blanc cass norme, avec des flocons moyens en bas et du blanc doeuf en haut. 1re bouche souple et douce sur du malt, avec une pointe de fume, pices, fleur, tabac. Arrire-bouche bien sur le malt et le houblon. 2me nez de houblonnage sec. 2me bouche sur lensemble malt/houblon avec un peu de fruits blancs. 3me bouche superbe, quilibre, avec une toute fine pointe fume. Arrire-bouche pleine, qui va vers la complexit. La longueur commence sur le malt fum, avec de la noisette et de la reine-claude. La levure est douce, lisse, pure. Lalcool curieusement est bien malgr son faible niveau. Il soutient valablement lensemble jusqu la finale. La finale constitue le seul maillon faible de cette bire, parce quelle tombe un peu courte et avec moins de valeur dans les saveurs Conclusion: une bire qui choue la dernire marche pour la cote maximale Sa finale est faible par rapport lensemble. Pour ma part, je suspecterais le niveau abv dtre responsable de cette faiblesse ultime. Comme quoi, ce dont nous parlions au dbut se retrouve la fin....

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8588) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2010
Pours a little cloudy blond beer with a fine laced head. A lot of carbon is present in the glass. Smells like passion fruits and pineapple. Tastes very soft, fruity, spices. In the aftertaste again some fruityness and hops. Very complex and well balanced beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2612) - 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 ill 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Wow, what a surprose. I went to Craft Ale for Avery 16, but this one stole the show. Poured turbid deep goldish orange with 2-fingers of fluffy, clingy white head and spare lacing. The nose was citric in a pineapple and tangerine sense, with yeasty spice, rock sugary malt, and floral spicy wafts. The flavor was rock malty, on the sweet side, with a pronounced ciitric, floral, and yeasty spice presence, all balanced to perfection and smoother than silk. I had two of these, and wish i could have growlered it. Truly one of the best saisons i have ever quaffed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
very nice floral hoppy aroma hit me right away. the colour is cloudy straw yellow with a great white head. the flavor is an almost american ipa kinda hoppy with some suttle belgian funk to it. over all a really pleasent hoppy belgian hybrid style beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Pours a dark hazy golden orange color with golden ripe nanana yellow hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Excellent retention with a nice amount of lacing in the tulip. Earthy hops dominate the aroma with some nice bready yeast and clean crisp light fruit. Slight malt backbone with some straw and grass notes. Very hop forward for a Belgian with a fuller end of medium body with a nice citrus bready yeast presence. Hints of citrus fruit, peppery spice, ripe banana, light crisp apple and pear and a bone dry pine finish. This is a very complex beer which is extremely dry, piney and bitter for a Belgian beer with a nice amount of light crisp fruit from the Belgian yeast strain and a slightly malty backbone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (6232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Den tatoverede enke;soft hoppy fruit aroma,yellow,hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long nice soft hoppy ,fruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2151) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 31, 2012
33cl bottle. Clear orange and hazy. Big head with ivory white color. Sip : Strong citrus aromas. Hay and bit caramel malts. Sip ; Its low to medium density, a bit oily liquid with almost flat carbonation. Somehow it grows in the mouth. Its very low sweet start is overpowered by very refreshing fruity citrus sour and nicely bitter notes. Its also a bit soapy. Well balances and a bit spicy with notes of clove, yeast and little sour cherry background. It reveals quite rich flavor after couple sips. Well done and greatly refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Muddy orange with good, foamy, white head / Mellow, perfumey nose of candied citrus / Medium body, fat with soft carbonation, somewhat malty and sweet but not cloying, with moderate hop balance and good finish / Perfumed flavors of candied orange, passion fruit, pear, straw, rose petals, caramel, and coriander / Very nice in a fuller style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (899) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
Goudblond met wit schuim. Geur: Lekker bitterig, sinaas, pompelmoes. Smaak: Mooie hopbitterheid met vleugje mout zoetigheid. Goed in balans en goede carbonatie. Dit is een bier die ik volgaarne een hele avond wil drinken!


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