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Grimbergen Goud Dorée - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 04-13-2008)
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Reviews by benfons:
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Thin head but somehow it manages to stay, pilsner-like color, not very attractive.

S: Very slight hint of citrus, but actually there isn't really any strong smell.

T: A little tart, the citrus who lingers through, slightly bitter aftertaste.

M/D Very easy drink, carbonation is slightly thin.

Not a brilliant beer, but it's worth a try.

benfons, Aug 15, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of ggaughan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured a pale yellow color with a head of more than 1 inch. Thick white bubbles, soapy looking. The aroma had citrus up front with some malt and yeast in there as well.

The taste was malty, a bit scotchy and definite citrus notes as well. At the back end there was also a nice hop bitterness that rounded the beer out.

The body was a bit filling with a strong carbonation character and a bit of hot from the higher abv.

ggaughan, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of mattfancett
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of sfprint
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly brown tangerine/peach, massive 4 finger sea foam head, lots of rising carbonation, hint of opacity.
S: Fruity yeast, excellent balance of sweet and savory, apple/pear/peach.
T: Alcohol and yeast in the front, peaches, orange, lightness of a blonde, medium body,
M: mildly astringent, mild to moderate stinging carbonation, fluffy body.
O: Nice, peachy and very enjoyable.

sfprint, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of BierMeJohn
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BierMeJohn, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ManforallSaisons, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dumpy 33cl bottle: well in date when opened in May 2012. Poured into my 'Westmalle' chalice giving a huge white foaming head and a body of clear golden beer.

The smell is like fresh mince and cardboard, strange but not as bad as it sounds.

The taste is also not normal: salt and pepper mixed into an alcoholic, yeasty, beery blend that kind of works somehow.

Well carbonated and spritzy: not something I'd usually take too, but overall it's fine.

BlackHaddock, May 09, 2012
Photo of spacemanvt
4/5  rDev +7.2%

spacemanvt, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of byronic
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold/straw color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, alcohol, slight spice, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, slight sweet malt, slight hop, slight spice, and slight pale malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend.

Tone, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow color with a white head the leaves almost no lacing.

Smell is faint of orange and spice.

Taste has some honey notes, but mostly citrus and spicy, with a dry finish that leaves a peppery tang on your tongue.

Pretty good beer, not to heavy but has a kick and nice flavor. Wish I had a few more to drink tonight.

weissbierdrinker, Sep 15, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BigCheese, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Zorko, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

seyton, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of webmanspidey
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Duvel tulip glass.

Golden yellow color with loads of frothy/bubbly white head. Smell is mostly skunky unfortunately.. the only pleasant smell I can make out is slight bubblegum.

Taste is sweet and spicy.. definitely a "Belgian" flavor. Not overwhelming by any stretch, a fairly easy drinking beer for something this strong.

This is pretty average for the style.. hard to describe much else.

webmanspidey, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of rvdoorn
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Belgian supermarket.
Look: Poured clear golden color with a huge white head leaving a nice lacing
Smell: spicy yeast, sweet malts, and some grass and hops.
Taste: Yeast, fruits (citrus) light hops, spicy with some balanced sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, medium body, crispy mouthfeel
Overall: Good beer

rvdoorn, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow golden color with lots of thick head with medium retention, but leaving heavy laces.
Unexpected sour aroma with lemony notes, hints of pineapple, green apples and wheat.
Interesting that its flavor is a bit different than its nose, especially on the sourness intensity. Taste of peppery yeast, wheat, Cointreau liquor, peaches and brown sugar. A hint of tart, especially in its head. Mildly dry finish.
Light to medium body with an effervescent carbonation. 8% ABV is well hidden.
Not a highlight among its style and country, but still a good beer and worth it to try.

FLima, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

pensinck, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dcmchew, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

gcgarcia, Apr 02, 2012
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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Grimbergen Goud Dorée from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.