Valeir Blond | Brouwerij Contreras

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85
very good
55 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Contreras
Belgium
contreras.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MikeGill on 03-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gives of a cloudy deep orange color . A very good high top of head when i pour in the glass. A lot of lacings on the glass. very bubbly . A good look on this beer

S: A very fruity aroma, citrus fruits, yeast, floral hops, light malts , some hints of spices

T&F: The first that i notice is the creamy feel, the flavour is much as in the aroma, malts,citrus fruits, spices and floral hops . gives a pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste that last for a long time. I think this beer had a good balance. comfortable on the tongue, gives a little prickling there.

O: A delicious beer that was very drinkable. I would sure buy it again if i got the chance. Enjoyable

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Photo of Filosoof
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing special. A bit too sweet.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthT
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VonZipper
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seedyone
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

06/19/13 From bottle at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Super dry; to the point of requiring a chaser. This is by no means, IMHO, a bad thing. Just imagine what alchemy was performed to change this water to the anomaly before me. A slightly viscose liquid that defies physics. The sweet/bitter balance hit all the right notes. I'm just waiting for the hammer to fall. Rated at 6.5% ABV, I have a feeling this will be as deceptive as it is quixotic, physics-wise.

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Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of desint
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle dated 10/05/12. enjoyed from a duvel tulip.

a - brew poured transparent orange with mad floaties and a nice fizzy belgian head and visible carbonation.

s - belgian candy. bubble gum. syrup.

t - sweet syrup. lemon. honey. candy. syrup.

m - syrupy. tingly.

o - did i say syrup? good thing i like syrup.

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Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sonorb7
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden color. Massive crystal white, very compact head. Nice lacings and crater.

S: Yeast and mild spices. Malty and sour. Bitter hops and loaded with citric notes.

T: Sour, yeasty and spicy – just like a Belgian Blond should be. Green apples and lots of lemons. Malty.

M: Long sour and bitter aftertaste. The body is a bit harsh and rather light considering the ABV. Low carbonation.

O: A nice and well balanced beer.

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Photo of humulus
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: amber, cloudy with yeast particles floating around in it. The foam is white and firm.

Smell: citrus, white bread, honey, belgian yeast, caramel, straw.

Taste: pine and pine resin, sweetness as from honey and malt, powerful citrus notes and nice bitterness. A very nice beer.

Mouthfeel: full bodied and elegant on the tongue.

Overall: a very nice Belgian ale with a complex set of tastes, from bitter to sweet and fruity. Very elegant and quenches thirst very nicely.

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Photo of apanloco
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of eriknordlund
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JDavidRice
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is copper, good effervescence, head was solid as well, good 1/2 inch.

Smell was a nice blend of cleaner malts and mild yeast spice, not overpowering.

Taste was similar to the scent, clean malts, mild yeast notes, pretty solid flavors, good bitterness

Mouthfeel was where it was slightly off, this could be a byproduct of an extended shelf life, carbonation was a bit much, and over powers the flavors in the lingering taste.

Overall, a decent belgian pa, solid flavors, maybe some aging issues.

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Valeir Blond from Brouwerij Contreras
3.84 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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