Flanders Golden Ale | Five Seasons Prado

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Brewed by:
Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheEclecticGent on 02-01-2006

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting beer. Some of it’s characteristics suggest that it’s a Flanders Red, but the color would suggest otherwise. It’s a pale amber with a white head. The aroma is green fruits not quite ready to be picked like apples, grapes and plums. There’s the faintest hint of vinegar in the aroma (which is fairly common in Oud Bruins from what I’ve seen). I’d like to see it a bit bolder, but the tartness makes for a refreshing beer without being bland.

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Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At the brewpub: cloudy orange with lots of lace. Fresh aroma, yeasty aroma and solid yeasty taste. Glen the brewmaster said it was triple style. Bit of corriander, and fruitiness. Easy drink, that the brewmaster came up with in honour of his recent wedding - in the courtyard of the brewpub - the wedding that is.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is listed as the Brewmaster's Wedding beer and was on tap in January 2006. It pours a cloudy straw color with a nice 1 ½ “ head. It had very nice lacing all the way down the glass. The smell was light but spoke of bananas and light spices. The mouthfeel was light and creamy. The taste is a light refreshing maltyness with notes of banana, clove and coriander. I’m sure it’s a high gravity but I’m not sure of the strength. This is a very drinkable beer and could be dangerously addictive since it packs a high-gravity punch.

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Photo of DanielClouser
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

From a 750ml into tulip. Had on-tap several months ago and remembered liking it but little more, in terms of specifics.

Appearance--Head dissipates very quickly, and this bottle provided no lacing beyond a few flecks of foam, but the color is just beautiful. A lovely ruby glow penetrates the brew's golden hue. About as inviting a color as one could hope for.

Smell--Not overly complex but certainly good. Dominated by a juicy fruitiness and some malt. Reminds me of many Unibroue beers, in a way.

Taste--Seems simple initially, but this is just the harmonious blending of the three yeasts involved. I can taste the Belgian and English elements. Alcoholic warmth very subtle--unnoticeable until brew warms. A non-cloying sweetness permeates. I'm guessing that the secret ingredient is pomegranate seeds. Hop bitterness fairly low, but an astringency I would attribute to the seeds kicks in with warmth, boosting the hops presence (it's synergy!). Some tartness lingers but the finish is a pleasant, dry bitterness that is still quite mild. In some ways, this is a lot like Midas Touch but without the hot, cloying heaviness (and I do very much enjoy Midas Touch, just to be clear).

Mouthfeel--Light, with tight bubbles. Good but not incredible (then again, I don't think I've ever been THAT impressed by mouthfeel, of all things, so it's no big deal).

Drinkability--Absolutely through the roof. This one is dangerously chuggable, especially if the 10% ABV that brewbubba reported is accurate. I really have no idea how it could be so smooth and light. It is absolutely deserving of a 5 in this category, rivaling beers brewed ONLY for drinkability, whose negligible taste is absolutely wretched. Still, I would bet that you could get macro drinkers hooked on this one. You know, if they wanted to spend $20 on a 750 ml.

Overall, an excellent beer. I really hope GA law gets changed soon enough that we can see 5 Seasons brews sold off-premises. Assuming that this led to lower prices, I would make this one a staple at my house (Hopgasm, too, as long as it was fresh).

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Photo of doubleipa
4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally had this last night at 5 Seasons, as they were out of it a few weeks ago. A nice thick, off-white, ceamy, head with great lacing. Head completely disappeared. Hazy, orange color, but it was a little hard to tell since it was pretty dark. Aroma was incredible! I smelled banana, a little clove, but lots of yeast. Taste matched the aroma to a tee. I had this with the pork chop and it worked perfectly; it cut the fat beautifully. As a previous rater stated, this was served a bit too cold. The three other beers I had were not nearly as cold. Once again 5 Seasons hits one out of the park. I've yet to come across a style that they can't brew. This beer is right up there with the Dubbel.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad rendition of a Belgian style. Pours a nice clear very dark golden with a good tight fluffy head. Good lacing. The smell is very fruity and bright with orange, clove, and an undercurrent of subtle banana. The flavor is similar, but slightly less bright. The mouthfeel is a little flat, a little grainy, and very soft. Could use some oomph here. Drinkable, but needs a bit more sparkle and crispness.

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Photo of hurleymanvw
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at 5 seasons prado location. Nice lacey white head with a nice hazy orange color. Aroma was nice but hard to tell what stood out besides citrus. Hints of fruit, candy sugar and yeast in the mouthful and a nice smooth finish. A very nice creation.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, dusky orange-hued body with a well-sized, finely-textured, whitish head.

Smell: Aroma smelling of white wine dosed with cut fruits, clover honey, flower petals, and light spices with a teensy background note of sourdough.

Taste: Honey-layered, candi sugar-coated Pilsner and lightly bready malts with a goodly amount of complimentary sweetness. Hint of spice. Fruity tastes of sliced orchard fruit, plump white grapes, and (though subtly) banana. Slight sourish yeast accents in the background. Crackle of puckering acidity midway. Finishes lightly sweetish, warming, and still suggestive of a white wine drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite nice. This one has a very high degree of drinkability, it's a beer that would be great enjoyed on a sun-soaked porch with friends.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This ale is a dark honey-golden with a reddish cast and a little cloudy. Aroma is mouth-watering - rich and malty, with hints of apple, pear and even banana. Flavor is just as delightfully rich as the aroma, mainly malty with strong hoppy undertone and a touch of fruity sweetness. Finish is zingy and very pleasant. This is probably the best brew I have ever had at Five Seasons.

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