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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: 195 | 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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Ratings: 534 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

hpthebull, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

sacrelicio, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip- pours a hazy golden yellow/orange color with one finger of bone white head, modest retention and lacing.

Smell is wonderfully tart- some funk, some citrus a bit of hops. Nothing complex, just a plain old good tart smelling golden ale.

Taste is a different story- pineapple juice comes through strong at the beginning and throughout. A slight hop bitterness after the initial pineapple note, which gives way to a slight funky yeast tartness, then back to the pineapple and candi sugar to finish sweet, but by no means sickeningly sweet.

Mouthfeel is very nice and different than usual- I'm ordinarily a big fan of prickly carbonation, especially with belgians, but this one works nicely without the pinpricks. Medium bodied, light carbonation, milky pineapple feel on the tongue. This is a wonderful brew and I felt that way from the first sip. I would recommend buying it if you find it- I plan on obtaining another bottle.

Hopdaemon39, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of yoitsarch
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

yoitsarch, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of wmobley
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of nquigley16
4/5  rDev +12.7%

nquigley16, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dextermcgurk, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

WCW, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of lsummers
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

lsummers, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

halo3one, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

AlexM, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of jlindsey
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

jlindsey, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of beerhan
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a thick urine yellow with a fuzzy white head

S-lots of fruit juice and Belgian yeast and some pineapple coming through.

T- initial pineapple taste with some rice and Belgian yeast. As it warms up it tastes like alcohol and poison.

M- super thick and unpleasant. Lots of carbonation for what it is and boozy. Very hard to drink.

O- this is the worst thing that I have had from the bruery. A below average overpriced beer that I am unfortunate enough to have had. Maybe 7 years will help this beer until then I want to forget ever having this.

beerhan, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

anhigdon, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

jpaulsen, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

miadw3, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

PeterIngemi, Dec 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Powderhornphil, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

g_jenkins, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Lambocalrisien, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

drebrew, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

roblund, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of ThePaleRider
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Toronado in San Diego.

A - Cloudy orange in color with absolutely no head. Obviously no lacing as the beer had no head, but a very pretty color indeed.

S - Belgian yeast, candy sugar, apricots, and granny smith apples. Smells very fresh and alive.

T - Very tart, almost bordering on a sour ale without the berry flavors you'd be used to. Very dry finish. Lots of sour apple, reminds me of a sour jolly rancher. Way too tart and dry! Not impressed in the slightest.

M - No carbonation at all. Leaves a lot of after taste.

O - Just a strange flavor. Strange blend of sour ale and Belgian ale that doesn't really work well together.

ThePaleRider, Dec 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Honus1, May 06, 2013
5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.