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Valeir Divers | Brouwerij Contreras

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3.74/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Contreras
Belgium
contreras.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 01-27-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,817
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
48
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a hazy copper color with hints of gold and a foamy, large head with big bubbles. It smelled estery, yeasty and of clove. It tasted of dried fruit and smooth, sweet malt. It had a peppery spice. A medium-bodied beer.

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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Pours a pleasant, cloudy gold with excellent foamy head and lacing

Smell is of honey, almond, it smells like spring (if that makes sense?) Fresh sweet caramel maltiness, mild floral and hint of esters.

Taste like honey, raw almonds, slightly sweet, a little like a mead with residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel is full due to the copious carbonation, which provides enough astringency to keep the sweetness from becoming too syrupy.


Overall this is a delicious, easily quaffable beer. I would definitely stock up on this scrumptious beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-not so clear, but not real hazy with a large white head that fades slow, and leaves a great heavy lace on the glass.
S- pear, apple, and some sweet fruit, maybe banana, in there also. Has spice and some tart smell with it.
T-grapefruit hits me at first, then the spicy tart aftertaste that stays with you until the finish
M-medium body with high carbonation feel
O-smell had everything, but the taste uncovered something else. It was better as the beer got warmer

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of PhantasIPA
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a light golden color. Poured with a 2 inch head and kept a solid 1/2 inch head for the duration. Left a heavy lacing on the glass as well.

The smell is a light, earthy tone up front. Like almonds and wheat. Next is a caramel malt that is mixed with a floral scent. Not that hoppy at all.

Taste is nutty, slightly sweet, a little spicy, and a little fruity (oranges). Good mixture and balance of flavors.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing but a little heavy on the carbonation.

Overall it is a very good beer. Duvel is still better but this is a solid beer with good balance.

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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a snifter glass with a two finger high white head that faded into peaks of bubbles (like meringue). It also left lots of thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of floral and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has flavors of fruity yeast and earthiness. A light amount of bitterness is present, and this lingers into the finish along with the fruity flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are slight bits of dryness.
O: This beer is incredibly drinkable and has no alcohol whatsoever in the taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of argock
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $4.49.

A: Crystal clear straw yellow with 1-finger of bright white frothy head with decent retention and quite a bit of fine lacing.

S: Light fruit aromas prevail with a lot of pear and apple, some sweet maltiness aside from the fruity ester notes, some spicy yeast, and mild herbal grassy hops.

T: Very nice flavor with a melange of light fruits including pear, gala apple, and some light pineapple, mild bubblegum yeastiness, and nice cracker maltiness. The hops are pretty subdued and background with a light grassy note. The alcohol is very well-hidden. THe bitterness is minimal -- the fruit notes are superb and not overdone at all but more steely than most BSPAs.

M: Exceptional mouthfeel, avoiding syrupy while still managing a very full body with solid carbonation that spread the beer over the palate well. Nice light fruit and yeast ester aftertaste.

O: A really well-crafted BSPA - kind of treads the line between tripel and BSPA in my opinion with more fruitiness and bigger body but comparable dryness. Super beer.

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4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger puffy head and one inch of it is sticking out of the glass. It is a pale golden staw yellow with carbonation coming up through the glass. Head has retained well and only reduced a little bit

Smell: apple, pear, vanilla, spices, bready malts, Belgian candy, and yeasty goodness.

Taste: All the above flavors blended well together. Very delicious. Bready notes and slight bitterness finish the taste off.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little dry, full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: Another solid find last week and an addition to the BSPA list. Never seen it before, but had to buy it when it was marked down to $2.29 due to the store having to clear out inventory that wasn't moving. What a big win-win situation for me. I hope they have more left.

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Valeir Divers from Brouwerij Contreras
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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