Beer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden AleBeer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale
BA SCORE
79.9%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 298 ratings
Beer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden AleBeer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgium's Duvel are the masters of the golden ale-a beer style they helped create-so it was a natural fit for our breweries to combine the style with Sierra Nevada's hop-forward fanaticism. The resulting beer is bright golden and brimming with hop flavor with a pop of bright lemon, and perfectly accented by the fruity and complex character of Duvel's signature yeast.


Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,671
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
298
Liked:
238
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
7.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 298 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluesyasian
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a variety 12-pack $23.99 from Tamuras
Golden color
Fruity smell like a hefeweizen
High carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Taste of lemon, citrus, slight bitterness, some alcohol aftertaste but fairly clean
Overall a decent beer. Usually I expect high alcohol beers to come with stronger flavors, but this one is more muted. If you just want to get drunk fast then this beer will do it as it is fairly easy to drink, but I would prefer to have bolder flavors along with the higher alcohol.

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Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow in color with a light tan head.

S: Citrus and earthy hops up front with light clove coming through the Belgian character as well as little bit of funk.

T: Sharp with some tropical fruit and citrus hop notes. Belgian character with clove and a touch of tart funk.

M: Medium light in body, with fairly sharp carbonation.

O: Beer. Good. Interesting, complex, and flavorful.

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Photo of Burt
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up from TW Arrowhead 7-1-17 for $2.08 average price. Bottled on 4-19-17.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head on the original pour.

Nose is light fruits with a touch of west coast citrus.

Taste was very interesting. i was getting some pear and apple esters along with a touch of peach and light grapefruit. Finish was very much in harmony with no residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied, a tad heavier than Duvel, but smooth.

Overall i really enjoyed all the flavors going on!

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Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/1...pours clear still gold, foam all but gone. Belgian yeast nose, crisp and fresh. Duvel style Belgian ale taste. Slight citrus sour finish, leaves the tart on the tongue. Crisp clean finish and rolls away quickly. Simple and elegant.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is one of the beer i was most excited about. i havent known duvel to deviate from their normal beers much, so its cool to have them involved in a collaboration like this. the beer is really good, even if fairly predictable. sierra has contributed a much hoppier finish to this, but the beer is largely duvels it seems. bright belgian yeast, a classic of course, with white grape, stone fruit, and light candy notes to it. the malt base is simple, light, and clean, and its almost shocking that this is actually as strong as it is! i like the hops in the nose, citrus and pine, but not as heavy as i would have expected, it beings out the fruitiness of the yeast more. in the flavor, especially the finish, the hops get to be a bit much, more bitter than they smelled, and while they dont take over or anything, its a really predictable dimension from sierra here, almost annoyingly so. seems like about half the beers in the box they just took an old world classic style from a reputable brewery and just made it hoppy. this one works better than some of the others, and the yeast gets me every time, so i am a fan, but more dry hop less bitter is where i would steer this one towards improvement.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the last bottle in this year's Beer Camp Pack that I tried, and I had to say that it was extremely pleasant from start to finish. With a low presence of alcohol and a full but crisp taste and mouthfeel, this was an easy winner that was as bright as could be without feeling too light or watered-down. It should come as no surprise that Sierra Nevada and Duvel were able to come up with a beer that was a Pale Ale at heart while having all the good qualities of a Belgian beer!

Nice look to this beer as it was blonde, nearly clear, and topped off with a massive, fluffy head that held it's own for quite a while. The aroma was muted with bits of lemon and yeast softly making their way through. Lots of breadiness here as this beer had an extremely full body to it, giving it plenty of dough to balance out the lighter apple and pear flavors and complexity of the yeast. A bit of spice and lively carbonation kept this from feeling too heavy and the recessed amount of alcohol made this feel like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, to *some* extent.

In reality, there was a decent amount of strength here and the hidden presence of Sierra Nevada's signature hops kept this from feeling full-on like it's stylistic moniker. One of the more unique brews in this year's box, I'd easily reach for this again if it was available year-round, even though it was packaged on 4/19. It's that good, deep, and enjoyable - please add it to your lineup, Sierra Nevada!

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jak
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells malty and dusty with yeast. Smells fruity with some lemon oil and the smell of bitter pith. Green pepper rides the alcohol fumes. Scents of coriander and cardamom, reminds me slightly of curry.

Starts out neutral and kind of dry with a slight tartness in the finish. Gets mildly sweet as you drink it. Hop qualities are not that strong, making this slightly more like a Belgian IPA. Strong coriander. Lemon is there but I wouldn't call it strong. Overall an OK Belgian IPA in flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an 1/2 Duvel Belgian IPA.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear yellow body, short white head, moderate, sticky lacing.

S - Lemon hit, limestone, a bit of mint and resin.

T - Follows the nose, with strong lemon and minerality, a bit of bitterness in the close.

M - Super clean and light on the tongue.

O - Lovely. Clean. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.57/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Probably the least favorite offering from the box...

Decent coloring, but a very strange scent to the nose. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. Taste was solid enough, not bad but weird enough to make me pause.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean golden with a nice white head and thin head of lacing.

Aroma: Fruit and spice, quite nice.

Taste: Belgian yeast from Duvel, for certain with spiciness. Drinks with a fruity body and a kick of hoppiness that balances really well here. About as ideal a Belgian IPA (though it isn’t billed as one, technically) as I’ve ever had. Solid.

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Photo of Mojo
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79.9% out of 100 with 298 ratings
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