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5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
80
good

523 Ratings
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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 21
Gots: 188 | FT: 15
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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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a hazy golden orange with a whips of white head, a film remains around the outer ring of the glass through out... Not much lacing to speak of. It's not a bad looking beer, but the lack of head and lacing lowered the score here.

S: In the aroma I Mainly get bready yeast notes, along with some notes from the spices, I mainly get cinnamon, and nutmeg? (Turns out they used allspice, cinnamon and ginger) as the brew warms I deffinatly start to get more of the spice, particuarly the ginger, as I get vague whiffs that remind me of ginger bread men. There is a bit of sweetness in the aroma as well, although note as much as I anticipated, and while I get citrus I'd be hard pressed to say that I smelt pinneapple persay. Nice comes x-mas time aroma overall.

T: much like the nose, I get some bready yeast notes, along with a bit of sweet citrus, pinneapple comes through more towards the finish, along with the spices, I like the use of spices here, they blend nicley with the yeast notes and seem to balance them out.

M: medium body with moderate carbonation that works very nicley with the brew, keeping it from being syrupy, some lingering x-mas spice in the aftertaste.

O: this is a pretty good x-mas beer, I thought it was tasty and pretty nicley balanced and had a decent drinkability for the abv, defiantly worth enjoying for the holidays, I'm curious as to how this will age.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 04:55:35 | More by PeterIngemi
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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California

4/5  rDev +13%

11-20-2012 09:09:21 | More by g_jenkins
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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-23-2013 13:26:14 | More by Geuzedad
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-08-2012 22:20:58 | More by dextermcgurk
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours with a golden color and limited head. Light carbonation. Extreme sweetness in the first taste but a thick mouthfeel. Definitely has the smell and taste of pineapple and oranges. Initial impression was that this beer is almost too sweet
Overall it was okay but I think I would only buy again for the full 12 days of Christmas series.. this wasn't anything special

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +13%

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5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
80 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.