Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans
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Reviews by Samuel906:
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I remember having this beer a long time ago, and not being particularly excited. My exact thoughts were "why did I just pay a significant sum of money for this beer"? BUT, this was before I knew anything about beer, or had any appreciation for the subtlety of flavor. I am sure glad I tried it again. First, this pour much, much darker than any other sour I've had. Brown and ruby with white, light head. Smell is fantastic, sour and fresh. Lime, some slight brown sugar sweetness, and cherries. The taste follows suit with the perfect amount of sour and bitter. The flavor is light and refreshing and absolutely none of the 8% ABV comes through. This beer has a lot of subtlety and picking out the many, many flavors is a pleasure (cherries, plums, oak, spice, lime, orange and many more). Great carbonation brings the flavors to life on your palate. Zesty, refreshing, and overall great. I am very glad I got a chance to revisit this beer, and it holds a place as one of my new favorite beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 10:17:22 | More by Samuel906
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3.7/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at the LCBO 750ml bottle for just under $9.00. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens well pours with little head. Settles to a film and stays. Dark brown and cloudy.
S- Cherry and malt.
T- Sour cherry. Not quite ready yet. Needs time to blend. Raspberries will come through later when this thing calms down. Think that that will be a while though.
M- Tart and dry. Rather carbonated which is good for aging. Looking forward to having this one on a few years.
O- Pretty good. Way too young to drink. Will save the others for a few years down the line
This way too young fruit beer goes well with... Spicy chicken with green vegetables. Keeping it open for you to substitute in what you like as this beer will work well with many combinations.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 16:23:43 | More by DaveBar
Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
93 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.