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5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Belgian golden ale with pineapple juice. 11.5%.

A: Oxidized pale orange is filled with a medium rise of effervesce. Chalky white head is creamy and in good standing at one finger leaving a thin sheet lacing.

S: Pineapple juice, sweet bready cake, pretty dominate upon opening but fizzles a bit when sitting in the vessel.

T: Funky pineapple slices, yeasty and estery with green pears, lemon and lime juices and a cake like breadiness. Touch of banana, grapes with a passing of sour fruitiness on the close.

M: Fair carbonation, bready and full with a warming of sour fruitiness as it sits on the tongue.

O: Overall somewhat complex, smooth transistion, spicy, though may be a bit much for one serving. May be better justified in a smaller quantity. Could be crisper, the pineapple takes over a bit at times, not something that holds your attention and loses some luster by bombers end.

Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hardcor33
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of IHyphySF
2.72/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Excited to try this because many of the other beers in this series have been really tasty.

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a light orange/salmon color. The color is almost the same hue as a bottle of peanut oil but a little bit more pink. The pour starts with a fast foaming head which dissipates quickly.

Smell - Pineapple, nail polish remover, strong apple cider or some sort of high abv fermenting fruit liquor. The smell of this before the sip i know it is going to taste like its posted 11.5% abv.

Taste - Booze Booze Booze! After the taste of rubbing alcohol subsides i do taste the subtle farmhouse style ale which i correlate with golden belgians. The aftertaste is sweet where i can taste the pineapples but it has a crazy taste like windex or some sort of industrial cleaning solution flavor to it because of the booze flavor.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation so it is quite easy to drink but at the same time it is hard because of how hot this bottle is.

Overall - Kinda disappointed after last years holiday styles from The Bruery have been amazing and wish they could have made this fifth one a little bit more palatable. After tasting this i tried hard not to pour this down the drain but after i was done with one cup of it i had to pour the rest down the drain. Maybe with age it will tame down this beast because i have had success with other beers i thought were to hot in the beginning like damnation 23.

Photo of oline73
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a layer of off white head. This is a nice looking beer. The smell is sweet with a strong spice note. I'm definitely getting some pineapple. The sweetness carries over to the flavor. There is less spice in the taste with a good amount of pineapple. The finish is sweet and malty and has a significant alcohol burn. I think this one might mellow out over time, but I don't know that I'll buy more to find out.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a bright orange color with a very wispy head.

Smell: pineapple and some spice comes through to the nose.

Taste: very fruit forward beer. Pineapple is up front with some ginger, pepper, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout.

Overall: this beer was way too fruity and overloaded the golden ale qualities I expected. Tough to have more than one pint in a session.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.