Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans
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5/5 rDev +19.3%
Bottle purchased 6/2010; Opened 5/2013.
My first thought is, this is the best beer I've had in a very long time.
My second thought is, this is quite possibly the perfect beer.
My third thought is, DAMN why did I only buy one bottle??
A deep ruby colour entices in the glass.
On the nose it is, in the words of another reviewer, "like Scottish food" - lots of spice, malt, esters, vinegar, tartness, and plum.
On the palate it is extremely complex and enjoyable - sweet & sour with a fair balance between the two: not too sweet, not too sour.
The finish snaps sour with a hint of bing cherry.
Pair with: carrot-miso soup with sesame oil (I'm not even kidding), herbed goat cheese, baked brie with fruit, dates and figs, roast duck, or venison with cherry sauce.
And when you find it in a shop, don't make the same mistake I did: purchase more than one bottle.
05-03-2013 01:13:44 | More by drperm
Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
93 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.