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Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,064 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,064
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 104
Gots: 108 | 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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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-16-2014 14:29:13 | More by wtkphoto
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-10-2014 23:40:13 | More by Phil_H
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-10-2014 23:38:43 | More by Molson2000
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ApplePi

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-09-2014 08:32:55 | More by ApplePi
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-05-2014 15:45:07 | More by byronic
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +19%

05-04-2014 01:34:48 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-03-2014 23:19:16 | More by polloenfuego
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-03-2014 19:40:26 | More by dmorgan310
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Choco86

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-29-2014 08:53:45 | More by Choco86
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-29-2014 01:22:42 | More by ktenneydenver
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-28-2014 22:18:12 | More by evil_liver
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-28-2014 13:33:00 | More by illeagle05
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-27-2014 04:01:38 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-25-2014 21:08:59 | More by csfcmitchell
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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-25-2014 17:53:40 | More by atrocity
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-24-2014 00:17:49 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The cork marks this as the 2011 Vintage.

A - Doppelbock brown mixes with the deepest of deep dark cherry. Fluffy cinnamon-latte foam.

S - Acetic acid, lemon juice. Black forest cherries. You can smell the musty, wet oak barrels. Really strong aromas. Very nice.

T - It tastes old as its name suggests. Almost stale. Sweet raspberry meets the tip of tongue giving way to must cherries and then an intense and somewhat distasteful bitter red wine quality. It may be the 8% abv showing through but it's not good. After the nose I expected a rich fruity body, an expectation on which this does not deliver.

M - Falls flat regarding the carbonation. Again it tastes old, and perhaps slightly past its prime, despite the drink before date of 2021.

O - The combination of sour nose, tart first sip and bitter finish does not work for me. I was all set to love this beer, but I'm not particularly enjoying it. It goes down easier with small sips. Judging by some other views I wonder if this was a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 03:20:08 | More by abeeronthebeach
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PortLargo

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-21-2014 03:03:47 | More by PortLargo
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2014 12:41:29 | More by Biff_Tannen
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-17-2014 03:59:00 | More by chefbigjon
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

04-15-2014 01:35:43 | More by marmstrong1212
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scottfrie

California

3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle into tulip. 2010 cork date.

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a finger of light tan head that fizzed away into a thin collar.
S: Deep and musty notes of buttery oak, thick caramel, brown sugar, leather, musty stone fruits, semi-sweet dark fruits, lightly tart berries, black cherry juice, and a hint of vanilla.
T: Malty flavors of base brown ale dominate, but greasy buttery oak barrel adds some balancing dryness and complexity to the flavors. Lightly tart hints of cherries, cherry pits, woody barrel, brown sugar, cocoa, and caramel are easily picked out, with leather and gritty tannins bringing up the finish. Tastes a bit muted and tired.
M: Very very low carbonation, almost flat, with a full greasy body, and drying finish. This beer is oily and heavy and definitely needs some more carbonation to lighten it up a bit.
O: Unfortunately not as good as I was expecting. Oak barrel comes through really well though, but I couldn't get past the greasy, heavy mouthfeel. Decent flavors, but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 00:07:55 | More by scottfrie
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-12-2014 12:27:15 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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wellsnb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-07-2014 00:25:19 | More by wellsnb
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delgotit99

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-06-2014 20:14:02 | More by delgotit99
Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
94 out of 100 based on 1,064 ratings.