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5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 20
Gots: 192 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-13-2013 19:53:54 | More by spycow
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New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-13-2013 19:31:51 | More by JxExM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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!

01-13-2013 18:25:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

01-13-2013 05:27:35 | More by StevenH
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Quebec (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -34.4%

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.

01-12-2013 18:03:19 | More by oldp0rt
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3.81/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

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3.48/5  rDev -2%

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.

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New York

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has faint hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has an interesting mixture of pineapple aromas along with some hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste has initial flavors of sweet candi sugars and pineapple juice; these transition into notes of ginger, Belgian yeast and pale malts towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The pineapple flavors lend a slight amount of tartness to the mouthfeel, which has some dryness towards the finish.
O: This beer seems to be a little sweeter compared to other Belgian Strong Pale Ales, but seems like it has just enough dryness and ginger to make it rather drinkable. There are absolutely no traces of alcohol in the taste.

01-09-2013 03:58:45 | More by metter98
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -43.7%

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3.55/5  rDev 0%

Drank on 1/4/2013, 1/6/2013
Received as a gift
Served at roughly 55 F

A - The beer poured a beautiful, if slightly murky, amber/orange color. A full 2+" head subsided rather quickly; the lacing was quite noticeable throughout drinking, which somewhat surprised me as the head retention was not that impressive.

S - Pineapple hits you right away. When I read the label upon receiving this bottle as a gift, I was reluctant to say the least. However, the pineapple did not overwhelm and I was soon able to get hints of very pleasant malt notes that lingered beneath clove and coriander.

T - The first thing I tasted was a slight tartness - not bitterness - on the tongue. This was a nice surprise, but unexpected. The pineapple smell that was evident tasted instead strongly of mango, which was strong, but did not mask a taste of butter. The alcohol was quite brilliantly masked by the brewers (quite the feat at 11.5 ABV). I digress here for a moment; I was not able to finish the bottle in one sitting and vacuumed the remaining 1/3 of the bottle to consume a couple days later. While the beer had definitely lost some of its carbonation, the result was a rounder, more balanced tasting experienced highlighted by wonderful notes of caramel. Just in case someone wants to try this, I found that the beer was enhanced by the simple dish of roasted tomatoes and French bread that I was eating with it. This may have been an aberration, but it turned out to be a delightful one if it was.

M - Strong carbonation hit my tongue initially, but there was very little there in terms of substance. The beer slid over my tongue rather quickly without lingering. The taste, however, did stick around for a while on the roof of my mouth.

O - There were certainly ups and downs to this beer, but I generally liked it. I am not usually a huge fan of fruit beers, but this one was better than average. I would not buy it again to drink, but would certainly drink another glass if it were handed to me!

01-08-2013 06:46:25 | More by Slammy
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5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
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