Gulden Fraug Belgian Style Ale | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Gulden Fraug Belgian Style AleGulden Fraug Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.58/5
76 Ratings
Gulden Fraug Belgian Style AleGulden Fraug Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by becktone on 11-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,896
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
76
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Chackman151
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StretchZep
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shimmering amber with a moderate off-white fizzy head settling to nothing.

Smell is plum, raisin, graham, and banana bread.

Taste is rich caramel, toffee, sweet biscuit, and banana bread with a little spice and earth.

Slick and velvety round and smooth.

2014 vintage.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a goblet
A: orange-ish/goldenrod in color with no head
S: Candied orange, sweet malt, Belgian yeast and cherry
T: Lots of Belgian yeast, florals, cherry, apricot, a hint of banana/clove
M: Full-bodied, a touch sweet, a bit of alcohol
O: Initially I had plugged in lower ratings since it had something weird on the finish, but that blew off by midway through the bottle and this turned out to be a decent Belgian-style ale. Not my favorite in the style and not my favorite from Hoppin' Frog, but a decent beer and worth a try

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Photo of doc_logic
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Phenomenal Belgian Trippel. Complex on the nose and the palate. Ages with the best of them.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was recently released. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/amber color with a small foamy light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, plum, pear, apple, melon, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast. earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, plum, pear, apple, melon, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, plum, pear, apple, melon, light banana, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of toppoop
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of davey101
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Guess this is from 2011?

Pours a hazy burnt amber body with no real foam. Some light edging and minimal lacing. Plenty of sediment on the last pour. Smell is oxidized malts, caramel, and some spices. Taste is also of caramel, oxidation and some Belgian yeast spice. Drinkable enough, but most certainly over the hill. Medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. Feels a bit boozy but doesn't taste like it. Probably a former shell of itself but if you enjoy oxidation this has a really pleasant level of that which works quite well off of the light spice of the Belgian yeast.

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Gulden Fraug Belgian Style Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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