5 Golden Rings - The Bruery
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
2.35/5 rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured into a Bell's tulip on 12/23/12
Golden brown and tangerine hued; look mighty similar to honey. Foam rises rapidly, cresting at two and a half fingers before dissipating to a thin layer. Some lace, halfway down the glass. Decent, considering the abv.
The aroma has a lot of pineapple juice follow by toasty grains, hay and prairie grass. Overtones of pepper and perhaps a little ginger. There are also notions of pear and alcohol. The grass becomes more appreciable over time, which is probably a good thing. Smells good, though there seems to be an underlying heaviness.
Yup, the aroma tried but wasn't able to bluff it's way out of the reality that this is one mess of a beer. This is floored with slick alcohol heat. Pineapple juice, fermenting fruits, spices and grains are muddled together in this sticky, boozy glob. The flavor (alcohol) is too closely tied to the feel to warrant separate paragraphs. Heavy, cloying and with a penchant for causing weary palates. Carbonation is very low which makes the sluggish feel that much worse.
My fiance doesn't like beer so, of course, I asked for her take on this. She took not one, not two, but three sips before asking me if I don't like it. Then she said it's like a mesquite hot wassail. Then she drank more.
If this were cut down by about 4-5% abv, it might be alright. As it stands, I'm glad this is the only bottle I'll ever come across.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 04:45:45 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
750 mL bottle poured into a tumbler. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Deep golden body with a large white head that settles to a single large island of foam in the middle.
Smell - Belgian sugars. Apples. Some tropical fruits. Booze. A variety of sugars.
Taste - Sharp fruity flavors. Harsh booze. Spices. Not as sweet as the nose suggested. Dry boozy finish.
Mouthfeel - Boozy and rough. Medium body. Kinda bitter.
Overall - Not loving this. Very rough, without the flavors to back it up.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 17:38:46 | More by Alieniloquium
3.68/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in late 2012. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, pear, pineapple, banana, apple, clove, honey, biscuit, candi sugar, cinnamon, ginger, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity pineapple, spices, and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with good strength and a lot of sweetness. Taste of apricot, pear, pineapple, banana, apple, clove, honey, biscuit, candi sugar, cinnamon, ginger, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Large amount of sweetness and some light fruity tartness present on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, pineapple, banana, apple, clove, honey, biscuit, candi sugar, cinnamon, ginger, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of pineapple, spices, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt flavors; with huge robustness and minimal cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this was a nice and unique Belgian golden ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of pineapple, spices, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the big ABV and sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 03:54:46 | More by superspak
5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
80 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.