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5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 21
Gots: 196 | 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: 537 | Reviews: 123 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Paccamacca, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Rand_ale_Thor, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of bierdeflanders
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

S: funk, pineapple, pear

A: orange amber with two finger head

T: lots of pineapple, some yeast notes, finishes with a nice alcohol warmth

M: medium and crisp, very refreshing

O: pretty impressed with this holiday beer. The sweetness from the pineapple, make this beer very refreshing.

bierdeflanders, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not going to spend too much time on this one, since I'll likely be pouring the rest of the bottle down the drain very soon.

It starts off great with a hazy orange-gold appearance and a nose reminiscent of a saison - bright and spicy, with tropical fruit. Initial taste is good too - big, crisp and spicy, with a pineapple juice punch. Again, like a big saison. But things go downhill after about one second on the palate. In comes a lingering metallic bitterness that's possibly attributable to the way the acid in the pineapple has aged (this bottle is over a year old). The sweetness also becomes cloying, but somehow still cannot mask the big booze. Overall, it's just a mess.

Mongrel, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Chuggernaut00, Feb 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

yourefragile, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

djgustafson, Jan 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

Filthyfloor, Jan 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

Callmecoon, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

DrewskiWhit, Jan 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mdfb79, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

leftstagebrew, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

alex_hart, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Our traditional Bruery Christmas beer on Christmas.

Bright orange with a thin, insta-skim head. Smells like pineapple juice and fuzzy Belgian yeast phenols. Tastes like it smells - fuzzy pineapple. Tangerine/nectarine (I don't know that I can tell the difference) in back.

Good but intensely juicy brew. Like a pineapple, tangerine cocktail. Had I known I would have brought fruit and mini-umbrellas.

donkeyrunner, Jan 06, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is peach in color with one inch of off-white head.

S - The aroma gives off scents of pear, pineapple, and cinnamon.

T - The taste is exactly like the smell. I get pear, pineapple, and cinnamon. i do also taste some Belgian yeast spiciness.

M - Moderate

O - It is a well done BSPA with added spices to give it a Christmas feel. i really enjoyed this beer. It is probably the best new to me Christmas beer of this season.

buschbeer, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

allstar255, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

heresy22, Jan 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

epim00, Jan 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

tfsimpkins, Jan 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Peter1977, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jayhunter357, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Boston_Steve, Jan 01, 2014
5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.