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
Ratings:
593
Reviews:
131
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
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23
Gots:
202
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20
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012's Christmas beer from The Bruery.
Poured into a standard tulip.

Appearance: (3.75)
Pours a vibrant, cloudy, almost glowing deep gold. A bright white, 2 fingers tall head blossoms. The head has decent retention and leaves some spotting lacing along the edges of the glass.

Aroma: (3.75)
A big allspice and nutmeg presence hits your nose first with supporting notes of sweet, yet spice driven Belgian yeast; mostly impressions of clove and banana. Sweet, biscuit malts and a twang of fresh cut pineapple become apparent as the beer warms. Light alcohol presence.

Taste: (3.75)
Orange forward hops upfront, followed intermingled notes of allspice and clove and bananas from the yeast. Middle of the taste your palate is covered with a sizable coating of sweet, bready malt and tangy impression of pineapple. The beer finishes off dry with lingering notes of juicy pineapple, sweet breads, allspice, nutmeg and more yeast driven notes of banana and clove. Warming alcohol presence, but in taste, it is very well masked.

Mouthfeel: (3.75)
Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: (3.75)
An interesting take on both a holiday ale and a Belgian Strong Golden Ale; I really do enjoy the subtle notes of pineapple, but overall I feel that this beer is a tad too sweet. I think the yeast the Bruery uses is a bit too sweet to be used in conjunction with the allspice and pineapple. I think i would have really liked this beer if the yeast phenols were dialed down a bit to better showcase the pineapple.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle at fridge temp poured into a Belgian chalice.

Pours a cloudy sunset type of orange color, about a 1/4 inch of head off of the pour that rather quickly faded to a thin ring. Lacing is quick to fall back into the beer, maybe a touch of alcohol legs.

Initially the aroma is pineapple juice, apple, pear, sweet sugary bread, as it warms a bit of a almost solvent alcohol aroma comes out, throughout there is a bit of spice, maybe more of a yeasty spice, fruit cake like.

Quite a bit of fruit, pineapple, mango, maybe some grape, a sweet bready almost caramels malt gives the impression of fruit cake. The spice is light, maybe from a bit of age, more a yeasty spice, a bit of phenols

Almost a bit syrupy and heavy for the style, could prolly use a bit more carbonation as well.

I expected a bit more out of this. Not really bad, just not worth a second bottle, unless you want the whole series, but I couldn't really see this aging well.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours with a golden color and limited head. Light carbonation. Extreme sweetness in the first taste but a thick mouthfeel. Definitely has the smell and taste of pineapple and oranges. Initial impression was that this beer is almost too sweet
Overall it was okay but I think I would only buy again for the full 12 days of Christmas series.. this wasn't anything special

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

Misty clarity, the color of a nearly ripe tomato. A thin, fizzy tan head is gone soon, replaced with thick legs.

Bright aroma. In this order: Pineapple juice, caramel, pear syrup, alcohol, old crackers. Very sweet.

Juicy. Where in the nose the particular notes are in differing proportion, they're more equal in the flavor. All the same stuff -- pineapple and pear chunks, caramel, booze -- but balanced. A touch of ginger, maybe some nutmeg.

Smooth, syrupy medium body, effervescent. Tangy on the sides of the tongue. Alcohol digs onto the nose.

Good if a little one-dimensional and sweet. Goes down more easily than it should.

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5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
3.51 out of 5 based on 593 ratings.
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