5 Golden Rings | The Bruery

5 Golden Rings5 Golden Rings
BA SCORE
3.57/5
593 Ratings
5 Golden Rings5 Golden Rings
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:
131
Ratings:
593
pDev:
15.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
202
Trade:
20
HISTOGRAM
 
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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 The spice that might be perceived on initial tasting has largely been replaced by a light sweetness and mild tangy finish provided by the pineapple flavors.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

Photo of Homebrew
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sirhc3034
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerOps
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanrath
4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Neorebel
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing this after aging 2.5 years. 5 Golden Rings is a gleaming light copper color, topped with a sugar-white head, holding steady at about 1/8" after the initial pour. The aroma has pleasing notes of dried pineapple, fresh sugar cane, and maple syrup. As for the flavor, I was extremely impressed. The Bruery is top quality, but I believe a little mellowing with age greatly enhanced this libation. Apple cinnamon, very tart pineapple, brown sugar, and nutmeg make this a pretty spicy treat that indeed calls into mind the food and drink of Christmas holiday tradition. With a sticky mouthfeel, a decent bit of alcohol heat is detected as well. Overall, it was a decadent experience I was careful to enjoy slowly.

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5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 593 ratings
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