5 Golden Rings - The Bruery
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3.15/5 rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Had a goblet at Liberty St. Tavern for $6.50. A pineapple Belgian? I figured coming from the Bruery, it'd be worth a shot. In hindsight, I don't recommend this one. The pineapple flavor upfront tastes interesting and unusual, but it grows too strong as the beer warms. It's contrasted by by a too-dry spicy finish that comes off astringent. Kudos to the brewers for hiding the high alcohol, but the feel and flavor balance is off.
Serving type: on-tap
01-05-2013 21:17:36 | More by tempest
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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 525 ratings.