Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
4.84/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A- reddish brownish plum with a foamy beige head. The foam settles to a thick disk and leaves little spots of lace.
S- totally rad aromatic balance. All at once sour and sweet, very woodsy with the impression of chocolate, vanilla, and stinky cheese. Olive brine, tomato acidity, and soil. Grape, fig, and sour cherry.
T- pleasant tartness from start until near the finish, wherein the sourness fades abruptly and woodsy barrel vanilla and chocolate flavors move right in to fill the void. In between, there's sour cherries, sour berries, mineral water, lots of oak, acorn trypsin nuttiness, raisin, oxalis, tomato, and earth. This is dark angry cave basement type fun. Masterfully blended and well rounded at 2 years old. This that boy.
MF- tannic and moderately dry with a very nice powdery yeasty feel. The effervescence of this beer is fan freakin tastic and lasts until the glass is empty.
D- throughout this review "vinegar" NEVER once popped into my mind (although other strange things had... Oxalis? Wtf) setting this one apart from other beers that I've tried in the same style. Definitely gonna cellar a couple bottles.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2013 23:55:37 | More by hustlesworth
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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 1,070 ratings.