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Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,106 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 108
Gots: 118 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

KimenTshom, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 8/2010. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Good foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big tart cherry, prune, apple, red wine, grass, hay, light vinegar, earth, and funk. Very nice aromas with nice complexity and balance. Taste of tart cherry, apple, raisin, hay, grass, red wine, oak, herbal, earth, vinegar, and light yeast spices. Slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, light fruits, hay, grass, herbal, vinegar, and earth on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying at all on the finish. Not as tart as I wanted it to be though, but there is a fair amount of acidity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders brown ale. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; very smooth to sip on with a fair amount of crisp acidity. Very enjoyable stuff.

superspak, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

rolltide8425, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

anteater, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork has a 2010 date on it
A: pours a deep brown with a very slight red tint and a small off white head into a duvel tulip
S: smells of sour cherries, a bit of oak, a slight vinegar acidity, and a slight sweetness
T: very tart up front, slight cherry, a bit of the oakiness, slight sweetness though always with that bitterness. aftertaste brings a sweet cherry and oak finish
M: perfect and soft carbonation, obviously bottle conditioned. good mouthfeel, it feels light but not too light
O: this is a very tasty beer. very nice sourness and just oh so good. You can't ask for something much better and the price for a 750 is pretty solid. buy it and try it if you're into the sour beer thing.

SHODriver, Sep 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

stealth, Sep 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Keith_R, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jbaker67, Sep 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

tjkinate, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ReeseMax3, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

yossarian14, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

fortheunheard, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of koopa
3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1992 Vintage caged and corked 375ml bottle received from a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a transparent garnet to russet brown with illuminated folds. Crown is fairly non-existent as is lacing.

Smell: Potting soil and oxidation.

Taste: A very nicely muted sweetness from the malt mixes with a sophisticated softened acidity. Unfortunately the potting soil and oxidized wet paper quality carries over from the nose into the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thick side of thin bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: A fallen warrior. Probably due more to handling / conditioning than anything else. This bottle did not age well at all and my score is far from indicative of what I'd give regulaor goudenband. Makes me wonder if vintage bottles should ever be the basis for a beer review actually...

koopa, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Magery, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

heddar33, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a small white head. Scent is sweet cherry and vanilla. Hints of wood and chocolate. Slight acidic and funky aroma. Taste is initially sweet cherry with some chocolate and very little anise. A bit of alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an acidic finish. Drinkability is very high and refreshing. Overall, this is my favorite offering from this brewery.

DovaliHops, Sep 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

mbajoel, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, courtesy of Von Schplieffen.

A: Creamy light brown head atop a medium-brown body. Quite nice.

S: Sweet, tart, and fruity. Figs, cherries, vanilla, and light red-wine vinegar. Quite good.

T: Follows the nose, with a nice mix of tartness and sweetness. Plenty of vanilla, cherry, fig, and grape. Dry, tart bitterness on the finish. Tasty.

M: Frothy, creamy, and a bit thin. Not bad though.

O: This was quite enjoyable, but honestly I was expecting more. It was a bit heavy on sweetness and yet thin on body. Good, not great.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MarkyMOD, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

bentonquest, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Proteus93
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rather deep brown, and topped with a sparse head that is lively during pour, but dissipates quickly.

S + T: A nice maltiness with an excellent balance of tartness. Modest fruitiness adds a subtle character. There's a little bit of a tinny note to it, but it is a positive experience. Delicate, balanced, and complex.

M + D: This is quite a fabulous old brown. It's subtlety is one of its best characteristics. The alcohol content is almost impossible to determine from drinking it alone. That... comes after a few quaffs!

Proteus93, Aug 24, 2012
Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
93 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.