Goudale - Les Brasseurs de Gayant
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3.25/5 rDev -10%
The colour is deep gold with a tint of orange; the finger thick head sinks slowly down to a white lid, leaving some tracing.
The fruity smell got notes of apples, yeast, some sour notes and a hint of alcohol.
The taste is simpler than expected; I found flavours of sweet apples, alcohol, wheat flour, some feeble metallic bitterness and some sweetness. The rather short and simple aftertaste got notes of apples, some sweetness and alcohol and a discreet bitterness.
The carbonation is medium-low with small bubbles. The mouthfeel is much drier than the taste.
A middling Belgian/French type of beer.
03-24-2006 20:57:10 | More by bark
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
I had this beer on a hotelroom, all alone, when I was away on a congress. I "stole" a proper beer glass in the hotel bar...
A: It pours yellow to golden with a large creamy head that leaves great lacings when it dissipates.
S: Dry and malty, there is also hops (mostly bitter), some fruit (green apples): But the smell isn't as strong as I expected.
T: Somewhat roasted notes from the malt (caramell), but there is also some yeasty notes along with alcohol. Then there is a dryness and you can both feel the floral and bitter hops in this beer that also tastes a bit like bananas.
M: A slight metallic feel along with a lot of carbonation is mixed with the dry aftertaste that also has some bitterness.
D: An interesting beer, but there is more complex beers on the market. If you havn't had this one yet you should absolutely try this, but for me I could have enjoyed a bit more hops (both floral and bitter) as well as a bit more fruit - maybe my expectations was to drink something a bit more like an ESB...
08-14-2009 16:19:52 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms and leaves lots of lace behind.
S: A rustic funky aroma and some spices. Grain, bread, yeast, and finishes lightly fruity.
T: Follows the nose. Sweet malt. Funky yeast, grain and bread up front. Finishes with a spicy and fruity flavor. Very simple.
M/D: A lighter body and a little thin for my liking. Easy enough to drink.
Not bad at all. Fairly simple. Not something I will seek out again though.
02-18-2010 19:08:08 | More by champ103
3.28/5 rDev -9.1%
Sampled on April 7, 2012 at the Keene, NH Beerfest. The pour is golden with a white head and good retention. The aroma is malty and yeasty but hops are hard to discover. The body falls into the light to medium range. The taste is quite sweet with malts. It almost seems like overkill. There is a thin hop character that is next to impossible to find. This is one of those beers I have wanted to try but I am glad I got to try it at a brewfest rather than spend the $10 for it.
04-08-2012 02:02:08 | More by puboflyons
3.3/5 rDev -8.6%
750ml bottle served in my Gouden Carolus chalice. Poured a translucent gold with an orange hue. Half inch cap quickly dissipates into a fairly consistent swirl. Nose was grassy and minty. Taste was wet cardboard, grainy and grassy; mint flavor was diminshed. Mouthfeel was light and lively. Easy drinking, fairly clean and a well-hidden abv, but not really my thing.
02-18-2009 23:45:12 | More by Jwale73
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
Pretty good beer! Poured with a nice foamy, frothy, white head and a little lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma is earthy, yeasty, minerals, not cloying at all. Flavor's where it's really good. Spicy, malty, a bit tart sharp, and understated. Enticing without being overdone. Great body and carbonation. Clean and fresh. Very good finish. Slight hint of alcohol. Definitely a session beer.
11-26-2009 22:51:44 | More by drpimento
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes slowly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of barnyard funk, leather, and hints of lemon. The taste has a slight malt sweetness with mellow funky yeast notes. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer, but nothing special. I could drink it again, but there are so many better beers out there for the same price or less.
03-29-2009 22:05:50 | More by KarlHungus
3.65/5 rDev +1.1%
Yellow pale, not a lot of foam, even less lacing.
Smells of citrus fruits, grains and grass.
Reading the ingredients (fructose, dextrose and antioxidants), started on an off foot. The chemical meddling is surely felt, but the beer isn't as bad as i've imagined. The malts are the backbone, as is to be expected in a biere de garde, with lots of grains, going to toasted, biscuit, white bread. Fruitiness is low, but providing a decent apple acidity and mild ripe fruit sweetness.
Low caramel, more a sugar syrup kind of sweetness, not entirely icky tho. Spices remind of a toned down witbier. Hops are surprisingly nice and herbal, with a more than decent bitterness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is lagery, fizzy, crisp, ending with a metallic bitterness often found in pilsners
This beer ends up being chaotic: not entirely a biere de garde, not a german lager, not a belgian pale, but still not unique in the world of beers. Personally, i consider it a Belgian style pale ale, meddled upon.
A decent one, nonetheless.
11-03-2013 18:51:42 | More by dcmchew
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours golden amberw with a loose white head that fades to film and clings. Nose is apple, tropical flower, yeast. Deep honey malts with a hint of nutmeg, then spice and lemon rind hops. Tight dry end, chewy, medium body, some burn.
A certain cider vinegar quality that is quite pleasant. But a bit heavy and malty for the style.
03-18-2010 16:49:41 | More by StJamesGate
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Pours a pale golden brown with a large bubbly head which is light tan in color. Leaves some lace stuck to the side.
Yeasty smelling with some light caramel, clove and banana.
Very flowery tasting. Like flower petals that is. Belgian yeast, very light on malt, a little straw and some light buttery caramel. Slight spiciness. Clean taste and finish.
Creamy mouthfeel due to all of the soft carbonation. Somewhere between light and medium bodied with an extremely dry and clean finish.
Very easy to drink. Light and clean tasting. This beer could be a great gateway beer. For me, it lacks in depth and sweetness for the style. Still a solid beer. If you like belgians, this is worth a try.
11-25-2009 01:18:24 | More by jera1350
3.23/5 rDev -10.5%
25cl. bottle: The beer pours a golden color, with maybe a tinge of orange in there. A bit of a white, frothy head that subsided quickly. Lots of bubbles on the side of the glass. A lightly spicy aroma. Some sweetness also. The taste is a light caramel, with the still unidentified spices. Tasty, but I wouldnt go out of my way for it.
05-18-2004 18:26:03 | More by Boto
3.65/5 rDev +1.1%
A clear light amber beer with a nice white head that leaves lots of lacing.
The smell is rich with malty tones and sour notes. Fresh bread with dough, bitter oranges.
Tasting of sweet bread, sour cream, and bitter orange peel, alcoholic.
Medium carbonation, smooth feeling, somewhat oily.
A nice aperetif with some strong cheese, sausage and La Goudale. Not bad at all.
05-09-2010 17:16:57 | More by rarbring
United Kingdom (England)
3.25/5 rDev -10%
Really nice appearnce, clear gold, with nice fluffy head. Tastes like bread and flour, with some lemony acidity in the finish. The mouthfeel feels a bit empty. A bit sugaary aswell. Some herbal hops, but not as much as i like. dissapointing. I thought this was a biere de garde/ not a lager/pils as listed above,
09-25-2003 00:45:08 | More by rastaman
3.15/5 rDev -12.7%
Got this one in France while on vacation last summer.
From a 750 into a tulip
APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, white head with great retention. Perfectly clear amber yellow with lower levels of carbonation. Fades to a splotchy wisp that leaves some lacing down the glass. A slight wisp remains the whole way leaving some nice, chunky lacing down the sides.
SMELL: Toasted malts, caramel, some green fruits, and some earthy, floral hops on the nose. Bold enough.
TASTE: Toasted malts, caramel and green fruits, like apples and pears, much like the nose had indicated. A grainy, toasted finish of bread, earthy hops and some spicy notes from the alcohol. Much like a Belgian strong pale or a lighter triple.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Okay here.
OVERALL: A decent beer to be sure. Much like a stronger Belgian pale or a lighter triple, but this one showcased a good array of flavors and drank away quite easily. Must be pretty widely available in France, so a worthy choice if you're in a pinch.
04-12-2014 08:01:32 | More by Jeffo
3.5/5 rDev -3%
Beer bottle (25cl, 75 cl), tasted in 2001.
Appearance: blond copper color, with white foam head.
Smell: good smell of grain.
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity, balanced beer.
Drinkability: good beer in the "biere de garde" style.
Review translated from french 5-14-2008.
11-17-2007 21:56:59 | More by thierrynantes
3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a deep gold, or light copper, with a good white head and some decent lacing.
Some yeasty funk and toasted malt notes, but this one has a real honeyed edge to it.
Sweet malt up front, with some slightly spicy notes, leading to a bit if yeast and bitter grain husk. Honey and bitterness and some fruit come in waves. Feels heavier than it is. As the palate clears, you get significant pucker.
Medium body, ok carbonation.
Not my favorite of the style, but a solid brew. I got thru the bomber, but it was a chore at the end.
02-27-2011 12:44:52 | More by OtherShoe2
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
Amber golden color with a one finger thick head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of grainy malt, white pepper, white grapes and oranges. Hints of herbal hops.
Likewise, sweet flavor of oranges, honey, herbal hops, a bit of white grapes, very lightly spiced musk and peaches. Dry aftertaste.
Creamy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is well hidden.
Refreshing and easy to drink, a bit too sweet though. It is not a super complex beer but still flavorful.
01-11-2014 20:51:21 | More by FLima
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind
S - Is of fruity apple scents and some funk
T - Some of the apple taste comes out but theres more funky flavors to it
M This beer has alighter body with higher carbonation to it
D - I kinda like this beer a bit its different but still good with the interesting flavors that are going on worth a try sometime
01-10-2010 03:53:21 | More by armock
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...
Poured a pale golden yellow colour... White head poured big, thick and foamy then faded to decent covering... quite a lot of carbonation bubbles drift to the surface... some sticky lacing...
Aroma - Juicy, spicy fruits (light pears, apples and grapefruits), light biscuity malts, floral honey notes, sea saltiness, grassy, some wheat traces, some clove spiciness, peppery...
Taste - Spicy tart fruits (apples, pears, light lemons), some grainy traces, some vanilla, creamy, lots of floral notes, light salty aftertaste.. some spicy hops...
Feel - Quite sharp and dry... Light bodied... a pretty quaffable brew although a bit on the strong side to be sessionable...
Overall - A decent enough and very drinkable Biere de Garde... definitely worth a try...
11-14-2008 10:25:13 | More by mdagnew
Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
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