Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans
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Reviews by sjccmd:
4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark brown nearly black with a large light tan head. Super fizzy with decent lacing
The aroma is initially tart cherries with some oak and a bit of sweet roasted malts in the background. Sour and some mild funk.
The taste begins with sour and vinegar acidity, but not mouth-puckeringly so. Finishes with sweet malts and a hint of brown sugar. Surprisingly mild, but delightful and kind of refreshing.
The carbonation is high but countered with a relatively slick finish. Despite the sweet finish, it still cleans itself out nicely.
The problem with a lot of the sour-browns I've had is that the balance between sour and roasty/sweet flavors are off or are in competition with each other. This is not the case in this beer. It really is quite refreshing and quite surprising that it's 8%.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2011 20:39:59 | More by sjccmd
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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.