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Goudenhop - Brewery Ommegang

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 11-08-2012)
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-09-2014 01:23:08 | More by disconat
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-29-2014 00:27:07 | More by Comparison_Ford
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2014 02:49:33 | More by griffey123
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-12-2013 02:30:18 | More by christoefir
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-21-2013 13:45:14 | More by TheHumanTorch
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-21-2013 12:42:15 | More by rag
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-28-2013 17:33:44 | More by HookemHops13
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-08-2013 09:46:37 | More by JasonMinck
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%

750 mL to libbey Belgian
7.4% ABV
Belgian-style blonde ale
Bought ~1/2013

A – Pours a beautiful golden color with a fluffy eggshell white head. Translucent, transparent with great carbonation coming from the bottom.

S – Orange and lemon with some Belgian yeast smell, and a slight malt smell in there. Tiny bit of grass and pine. I think the lemon zest, Belgian and malt aromas belong to the Belgian side, and orange and tiny grass and pine come from the hops.

T – Taste follows smell, except less Belgiany and not quite as strong.

M – Pretty light and slightly effervescent. Dry finish. A tiny bit cozy but then distant and a little thin.

D – Refreshing but the flavor wasn’t as strong and lasting as I’d like. I need to let it warm.

Let it warm 10 minutes.
S – A more balanced and mixed (less distinct for each smell) aroma. Malt and grass balanced with some lemon.
T – Follows smell again, but with a bit of Belgian taste. Not strong though. Ends on a lemony-grass note. There are subtleties here that are nice, but it’s a little muddled with a flat finish. I notice some pepper now.
M – Light to medium body, cozier, and much less effervescent. Not nearly as dry.
D – I would say the taste strengthened but muddled a little. The beer is to be served at 40°F so my initial comments are supposedly Ommegang’s intentions.
4.25, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75.

08-17-2013 01:34:20 | More by nsheehan
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3.29/5  rDev -13.6%

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass that approximated the glass shape on the label.

A: pretty golden yellow. Not much carbonation. Nice thick, off white, creamy head that left some lace.

S: nice citrusy hop aroma. I think I get some orange/spice in the back ground.

T: typical Belgian style. Some fruit but not banana. Light malty sweetness. Some hop spice but not overpowering.

M: thin, dies quickly for me.

O: tasty but not what I expected. I'd like some more body and hops bitterness.

08-06-2013 00:08:21 | More by Robb_in_Austin
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-17-2013 01:09:11 | More by Jame515
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-01-2013 01:53:29 | More by morrowd3
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-29-2013 19:37:19 | More by craigdb
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-28-2013 21:36:25 | More by sblank
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3.31/5  rDev -13.1%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

And I thought Mickey Finn's had a monopoly on the "Gouden-" names... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a couple of fingers of steadfast white foam. The nose comprises lightly-soapy lemon rind, flowers, and very dry wheat. It's refreshing, but decidedly light and ephemeral. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger lemon presence and a bit of grass tossed in for good measure. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent enough BPA, but one severely lacking in any Belgian character. It's still pretty good, but too light and ordinary (for lack of a better word) to be in any way memorable.

05-22-2013 21:21:41 | More by TMoney2591
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4/5  rDev +5%

05-14-2013 03:47:16 | More by CesarLopes
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4/5  rDev +5%

05-03-2013 01:31:50 | More by hsus0225
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New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Appearance: Nice golden color, good white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Citrus and herby hops, classic Ommegang yeast profile, some fruit

Taste: Strong citrus hops, decent hop bitterness, finishing with that classic Ommegang yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp carbonation

Overall: Not the most impressed with this, when compared to other Ommegang offerings. If you want something hoppy from Ommegang, the BPA is better.

04-21-2013 21:35:45 | More by MadCat
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4/5  rDev +5%

04-09-2013 15:29:35 | More by abex44
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2013 21:51:28 | More by kjkinsey
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New York

4.14/5  rDev +8.7%

A: An inviting looking beer with an impressive head stand having two fingers of persistant, rocky white foam. The golden colored beer is a light hazy.

S: A moderate citrus and earthy hops notes dominating the aroma along with moderate Belgian yeast aromas of pepper and fruit notes of peach and orange. There is a honey like malt sweetness and pils malt character.

T: A moderately-strong citrus hops flavor with a moderate hops bitterness. The yeast brings some peppery spice along with some more light fruit character. There a touch of malt sweetness but overall this is a very dry beer. The balance is moderately bitter with a dry finish and a linger hops bitterness.

M: A moderately-light bodied beer with a high level of carbonation. The is a slight bit of carbonic dryness on the palate from all the CO2.

O: This beer has some peppery and fruity yeast character with a firm amount of hops so a Belgian Blond with an IPA influence is an apt description. I want more hops particularly in the nose maybe enven some dry hopping but I always cheer for the hop bomb and to be fair this was bottled on 8/20/12 so fresher would be more aromatic and flavorful. There is an obvious Belgian yeast character but towards the light side with is in keeping with the Blonde-Style which is a style that can be almost lager like in fermentation character.

03-17-2013 22:29:43 | More by MadScientist
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New York

4.41/5  rDev +15.7%

poured from a 750ml into a duvel tulip
(still a relative noob)

1/2 inch head, great smell, very reminiscent of duvel and i can say the same for the taste. doesn't have that same sweet aftertaste, this beer carries a little bite. color is a strong golden yellow, looks beautiful. i bought this at the ommegang brewery because i hadn't seen it anywhere prior, glad i did.
not sure if i'd go out of my way to procure this, but definitely glad i tried it and definitely glad i still have about 500ml left.
would recommend for sure, definitely worth a try.

03-17-2013 05:29:19 | More by YieldToNothing
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-26-2013 01:55:54 | More by Cablejelly
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2013 23:24:40 | More by THECPJ
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4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

A: Cloudy (even after leaving it in the fridge for a couple days), golden pale.. unfiltered. Lots of head and some subtle lacing.

S: Very bright citrus hop aroma ... lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, grass, lavender.

T: Those aromas really come out on the taste too - lemony, orange, vanilla, crusty bread type flavors, almost like a baguette. Fantastic.

M: Medium carbonation, no alcohol detected either. A very dry & spicy pleasant noble hop aftertaste.

O: A wonderful beer, perfect for a picnic or kicking back on a summer day on the yard. Reminds me a lot of Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace. No really BIG flavors here, but every flavor is melded just right. A definite must try for fans of saisons & hoppy Belgian pale ales.

01-12-2013 06:44:27 | More by diamondc
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Goudenhop from Brewery Ommegang
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