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5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 22
Gots: 196 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ winter seasonal ale series. The only golden ale in the bunch, we spiced up the natural pause in the classic song with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple. The resulting ale is a true holiday treat that can be enjoyed fresh or cellared until 2019, when 12 Drummers Drumming will be released.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, herbs, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a very spice and herb forward flavor on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's strong and isn't coming together super well at this time.

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Interesting beer. Definately different from the last three in the series. The alcohol taste is prominent. I guess the flavor of pineapple is there, but its not overpowering.

I think it tastes less 'raw' than the four calling birds, it I think this beer will improve with age too.

At this point I will say that the jury is still out. The potential is there for something great, but its not there yet. I will drink another one next year.

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5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.