Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans
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Reviews by VinnyA:
4.88/5 rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Serving - 24oz bottle served in a Liefmans goblet.
Cork in bottle shows a 2011 bottling date.
A- dark, color reminds me of a black cherry. Thin head of beige foam that retains well. Excellent lacing.
S- sour cherries, vanilla, oak, grapes, hints of caramel.
M- moderate carbonation, refreshing with a dry finish.
T- caramel apple, cherries, a pinch of dark chocolate, sugar, subtle sourness throughout but amplified on the back end. Malt really stands out. The aftertaste curbs the sugariness of the fruit and dulls down the already soft fruit favor and enhances the sourness that is already present along with an oak flavor containing hints of vanilla.
O- Amazing! Outstanding! Liefmans Goudenband is a lesson in complex simplicity. There is a lot going on here but it doesn't overwhelm at all. Each taste invites you back for another. First had this at Monks Cafe in Philadelphia then spent the next two months trying to find a case. This beer is exactly what an Oud Bruin should be. I can't say enough about it. This is the only beer I've purchased where multiple people have literally congratulated me for my purchase.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2013 05:13:24 | More by VinnyA
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -11.9%
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
94 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.