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

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3.92/5
Very Good
315 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:
#7,019
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
315
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Photo of cjgator3
3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanK252
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev +2%
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 -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
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%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of hman43
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
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 +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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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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

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 315 ratings
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