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Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 108
Gots: 119 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-24-2001)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Started drinking this a few years ago in Leeds at North Bar, one of their three Liefmans brews available. Very enjoyable all round, in moderation. Find it a bit intense after a while, intoxicating - true to form for bottle conditioned beer. A legend in my eyes. Reminds me of a Kriek I once drank at the Legendary Yorkshire Heroes(Archers) in Newcastle in early 1990's - very like Black Cherries.

futurefjp, Jul 22, 2003
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Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
93 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.