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

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3.91/5
Very Good
322 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
322
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of Slarson7
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 04/19/17

Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like caramelized bready honey cereal grain, some musty yeasty funk, apples, pear, orange citrus, grapefruit, fresh lemon peel, banana, clean peppery clove-like spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tart apples, pear juice, grapefruit, orange citrus, fresh sour lemon peel, banana, phenolic peppery clove-like spice, caramelized bready honey cereal grains, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice hoppy Belgian golden ale.

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Photo of Satsuma
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head... not as aggressive as I was expecting. Still a solid rim of lacing.

S: Lemon/citrus and yeast. Smells kinda like a Duvel.

T/F: Belgian strong pale all the way. Light malts/grains... lemon citrus, faint banana... esters, honey, and Belgian yeast. Mildly fruity and complex. Some Sierra Nevada comes through in the hops, but still Belgian forward. Light bodied... nice carbonation and great feel. The finish is citrus and esters.

O: A really nice Belgian strong golden ale... drinks a LOT like a Duvel. Great beer, but not entirely sure what Sierra Nevada contributed to this one. Would have again any time.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, slight Belgian yeast, floral hops, fruit esters, floral hops, slight resin, and alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong wheat, alcohol, Belgian yeast, slight grass, floral hops, fruit, pale malt, hint of spice, and slight spicy hops. Overall, great complexity, good body, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of kingmaker
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanK252
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Citrus, fruity, floral, a touch of spice, light malt, and a little sweetness.

T: Bight, lemony, light fruity notes, grainy biscuity malt, and caramel/honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Wasn't really sure what to expect from this one as Belgians aren't typically my style, but I actually enjoyed it.

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Photo of rab53
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrific. What a perfect marriage of Duvel and Sierra Nevada. The pepper is there. The lemon. Warm, banana bread on the nose. This is great. The hops were somewhat hidden. Great head.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear and light gold in color with a slim white head...the aroma is muted with a yeast and spice note. The taste has a Belgian, yeasty quality. Full in body and enjoyable.

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Photo of gandres
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from a beer camp around the world variety box poured to tulip glass
Sight: light amber, small foam, appears clear some lacing
Smell: very good, slight yeasty aroma
Taste: low bitterness throughout, some sweetness
Mouth feel: good follow through, good finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer, ok to repeat not to look for

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of hman43
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours golden with an off white head with lacing. It is clear.

Smell: It has strong barnyard aromas with some floral and spice. There is also low bread and slight wine.

Taste: There are strong barnyard and earthy flavors with spice and slight floral elements. It has low bread and a very low winy element.

Feel: It has a slight tart aftertaste that is quite dry.

Overall, it features earthen elements with a very dry finish.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer Camp Across The World: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 322 ratings