5 Golden Rings | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ winter seasonal ale series. The only golden ale in the bunch, we spiced up the natural pause in the classic song with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple. The resulting ale is a true holiday treat that can be enjoyed fresh or cellared until 2019, when 12 Drummers Drumming will be released.

Added by Halcyondays on 11-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
597
pDev:
15.97%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
200
Trade:
19
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Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a murky dark brown color with 1/2 inch of off-white head that had low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was dominated by spices, and the pineapple was barely noticeable.

The pineapple had a bit more presence on the tongue, but this beer was still dominated by the spice rack.

The body was on the light side of medium, and had a dry finish.

Drinkability was good, depending on how you like spice. Overall, I suspect my bottle was past prime, and a shell of its former self. If you have, drink it now, more time isn't gonna help.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sendbeer
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kreiner
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Transparent, light golden amber, no head
S: Pineapple, sweet caramel, green apple, cinnamon, earthy spice, light alcohol
T: Sweet apple, earthy spices, alcohol, pineapple, Belgian yeast, ginger
M: Prickly carbonation
O: The huge apple and alcohol flavors are a bit too much to make this very enjoyable

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Photo of kingmaker
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhyzy
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aged three-plus years. The spice that might be perceived on initial tasting has largely been replaced by a light sweetness and mild tangy finish provided by the pineapple flavors. Aroma has a subtle bit of pineapple and malt, while the taste is tropical and caramel wrapped up together. Mouthfeel's only barely carbonated, and only at the finish. Booze is hidden pretty well too.

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Photo of Prost76
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grinky
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClePaul
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

5 Golden Rings

Look 7/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 33/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 81/100

Summery: Real nice smooth and fruity Belgian ale with fruit added. Super tiny carbonation bubbles. I don't think I would seek it out. However I am really glad I tried it. Unique and refreshing. A bit flat on the body~

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Photo of Furlinator
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.29/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Bright yellow, tons of clarity, virgin whit e head. Rubbing alcohol or fusel alcohol its so strong on the nose. Tons of spice rack in this.

Taste, fuck this is hot. 80 proof is what I was jokingly thinking. I think there might be some citrus in here, but all I taste is my mouth burning.

One of the Bruery's worst beers. Put it alongside Melange 11, Roble Blanco etc. . .

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redgoatman
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrink520
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 597 ratings