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Goudenband - Brouwerij Liefmans

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1,220 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 131
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-24-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"The best brown ale" as proclaimed by beer guru Micheal Jackson.

A: Pours a dark cherry red color with a moderate light tan head.

S: Sour dried cherries on nose, very fruity.

T: Nice sourness upfront for flavor but is very smooth and silky and refined. Very light toasted nutbread and toasted grain. Sweet and sour palate with rich dark cherries, raisins upon warming. Sweet caramel and earthy hops round out this beer. Wow , very good.

M: a little light body wise, smooth with only a faint touch of carbonation felt on the tongue. dry, crisp, and pretty nice.

D: good drinkability, sweet, dry, crisp, fruity and a joy with every sip.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear red in color and has yeast particles floating near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly dissipated into delicate lacing on the surface.
S: There are aromas of sour cherries in the nose.
T: Slightly sour, the taste has flavors of cherries and oak, but this is balanced by some initial sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a slight amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is extremely easy to drink; it's very flavorful, there are absolutely no traces of alcohol present in the taste and the sourness is mild and isn't overpowering.

Note: 2006 vintage

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Paper covered bottle reveals corked 12.7 bottle . 2007 vintage.
Pours a murky brown , no head or lacing.

I smell a sharp funkiness , with a slight bit of alcohol.

Very fruity, ripe apples , brett & slight alcohol notes on tasting.

Mouthfeel is medium , some sweetness, decent carbonation.

A very nice beer , probably the first time I've had this style. I picked up two to try aging.

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Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
93 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.