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5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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534 Ratings
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 21
Gots: 194 | FT: 16
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-03-2012)
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Ratings: 534 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

IPAchris, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Camel242000, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of extra
3/5  rDev -15.5%

extra, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of VonWeissenheimer
4/5  rDev +12.7%

VonWeissenheimer, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Bruery tulip with a Bruery bottle opener, just because. Beer is amber and hazy with a nice tight white head of small bubbles, lots of lacing, nice retention. Looks good.

Can definitely pick up the pineapple in the aroma, there is also a lot of malt and sweetness, hints of the yeast.

Beer is heavy in body, the pineapple comes through in there as well but there is an almost smoky / spicy flavor that grows and becomes a little off putting. I drank the bottle but the aftertaste got too much toward the end, not a repeat.

drabmuh, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Sark
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- orange red with a thin lacing finishing quickly

Smell-pineapple with citrus notes, hop character is minimal

Taste- spices of nutmeg, hidden alcohol behind light malt character

Mouthfeel-full bodied but only noted after a full swig

Overall- complex taste to decipher, warming to the core

Sark, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This one pours a dense, heavy yellow-orange color, thick throughout with what may also appear to be a touch of chill haze. A small off-white head manages almost a finger with pretty good retention, and light lacing by way of a couple lines and some spotting remains on the glass.
Belgian yeast is evident, adding emphasis to the spicing by way of the clove notes and bringing its dusty sort of earthiness alongside what smells like fresh pineapple juice. The effect it has, though, is to remind me of a dusty can of pineapple slices. There's a candi sugar sort of sweetness as well as a note of something like tropical fruit alongside the pineapple, possibly an effect of the mingling of other notes with the pineapple itself.
The pineapple is strong in this beer and that's good. It seems maybe that maybe the Belgian yeast strain isn't a suitable mate. The effect is a type of sourness going into the finish that reminds me of the taste on my tongue when, attempting to suck the ink toward the tip of a pen after it's hit a dry patch, it explodes in my mouth. It's not exactly that pithy sour bitterness, but it is a sour bitterness. It's not terrible, but it had potential going in that it can't meet.
This beer is thick for its medium body, but the carbonation cuts through that without being too terribly heavy itself.

Brenden, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Angryzen
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Angryzen, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jsurfs82, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

soonerchamps, Jan 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

miadw3, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Pugs78
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Pugs78, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of JxExM
4/5  rDev +12.7%

JxExM, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

cool beer ive been dying to try. nearly a 50dollar bottle at falling rock in denver, but thats the price you pay sometimes... the pour is hazy pale yellow in color, washed out looking, with some fine sediment in suspension and an inch of white head. the nose is really tart, almost pushing a sour beer, its funky from the yeast, fruity from the pineapple, and quite boozey as well. i dont taste a ton of pineapple, but i taste its acidic sweet/tart kick, its contributes more to feel than to taste i think, but it works gloriously well in combination with the yeast. i think this beer could be improved by a heftier richer malt body, i found the fruit flavors and essences to be overwhelming in the absence of any serious malts. however, this was a delicious brew, with fine carbonation and just a little too light of a body. overall im sure it was overpriced at the bar, but i am glad i got to try this. its been a brilliant series so far. good bottle to share at this abv!

StonedTrippin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of StevenH
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

StevenH, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
2.33/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

750ml Bottle poured into a tulip.

Poured a nice golden color with a decent head that lasted.

The smell threw me off a bit as all I could detect were spices. Slight pineapple on the nose but quickly covered up by the yeast notes and spices.

Tasted awful. Could not get around the spices. I had half my glass to make sure I tasted it completely between cold-warm but still couldn't finish it. Luckily I was not alone on this bottle but in the end we all dumped it and moved on.

The only reason for anyone to buy this bottle would be to have the whole set and open them all in 2019. Other than that, do yourself a favor and buy something else.

oldp0rt, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of katan
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml

A- Pours a bright golden color. Fairly opaque, but not really hazy. Bright pearly white head formation that breaks down to a film.

S - Very yeasty nose. A little bit of breadiness combined with all the Belgian hall marks, some white pepper and spiciness along with a citrus note .

T - Starts off on the very sweet side, some pilnser malts seem to be hiding in there. Mid-stream gets more Belgiany, with potent hint of the white pepper. Citrus flavors sneak in, very estery. Finishes with an almost sour almost cider-like flavor.

M - Full bodied, not much corresponding carbonation. Little bit of alcohol warmth, but not out of line in relation to the abv. The sour flavors in the aftertaste coat the tongue.

O/D - An alright beer, the sourness comes through a little too much for me. Filling, and obviously an ABV you have to be careful with. It is pretty mean to the palette.

katan, Jan 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

MADPolo, Jan 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

AlexFields, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened on 12.24.12

A - Pours a slightly hazy darker orange with a one inch foamy head with great retention.

S - Sweet citrus and fruit, pineapples mostly. Pretty sweet smelling.

T - Pineapple, and some alcohol burn, spices in the finish, but this one makes me thinks it is designed to last.

D - Decent carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Very sweet, but it does have a Christmas flavor to it.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Ravenacht, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

bconsidine, Jan 09, 2013
5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
79 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.