Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans
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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
Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
94 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.