Golden Ale (+ Hof Ten Dormaal) | New Belgium Brewing

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Golden Ale (+ Hof Ten Dormaal)Golden Ale (+ Hof Ten Dormaal)
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3.78/5
Very Good
161 Ratings
Golden Ale (+ Hof Ten Dormaal)Golden Ale (+ Hof Ten Dormaal)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deliciously uncommon springtime beer, our Golden Ale brewed with Hof Ten Dorsal blends modern Mosaic hops and malted sunflower seeds with Old World ingredients such as Saaz hops, spelt, and wild carrot herbs. It’s New and Old Belgium together in a bottle.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 01-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,305
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
161
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of 1971bernat
1.5/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A decent aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, light hops, and fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of spices (pepper and cloves, in particular), some light grassy hops, a healthy shot of Belgian yeast, light fruit (banana, apples), and a bit of grain. A pretty good flavor that's light and sweet and easy to drink. A little thin in spots, but that's okay.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a mostly smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: For the most part this is a solid beer, with a few flaws here and there. Drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a 12 March 2017 BB date into a Creature Comforts glass.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy amber with lots of rising carbonation bubbles. Frothy, bright white head that settles slowly to a full but thin top layer. No sediment.

Aroma: Quite spicy and lightly fruity, with most input from Belgian yeast. Hints of clove, white peppers, and biscuits.

Flavor: Complex and spicy, although not as spicy and, particularly peppery, as the aroma suggests. Nutty, bready and lightly grassy. Good balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of fairly soft carbonation.

Overall: Complex, balanced, relatively spicy and subtly distinct, this Belgian style ale is readily recommended.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden strae colour, plenty of fizz.

The smell is very Belgian, banana, apricot and yeast dominating.

The banana and yeast are complemented by cloves and orangepeel on the tongue, with a dash of ginger on the finish.

The liquid is semi smooth, with vibrant carbonation.

Overall, a nice Belgian Golden Ale. I prefer dark Belgians, as I think the yeast is a bit too pronounced here.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: pours a thin wispy white foam head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the perimeter, crystal clear light golden body, carbonation
S: grain, white pepper, Belgium candy sugar, light malt
M: light body with dry finish on the tongue
T: grains of wheat taste, cracker, clove, light earthy spices, earthy hops, hints of sunflower seeds come through, white pepper, yeasty
O: fantastic mix of ingredients in this brew, an easy sipper at 7%, must try.

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Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nctide
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glorious bright golden beer with excellent thin haze, but a low head. Citrus of Meyer lemon and mandarin orange on the nose with a background of damp earth and a bit of funk. The taste, safely disappointed my first impressions of sight and smell. The beer started off good with lemon, sweet malt and a touch of candy sugar accentuated by a creamy milky oat, wheat and sunflower breadiness. A hot spicy ginger flavor finished from medium to end and just didn't seem to belong though. I love ginger, I love beer, I love ginger beer, but I don't much care for beer with ginger in it. There is also more lemon drop candy on the finish. Despite that, there is an excellent tingly zesty finish the is light and playful finishing with a contrasting thick viscous sugar syrup. This beer disappointed me. Hof Ten Dormaal makes possibly my favorite saison so I had high hopes. The ginger flavor just didn't do it for me.

For the record, I want to brag and claim that I identified sunflower seed before I went and read the bottle: "ale brewed with sunflower seed and wild carrot herb". Also, I think the odd flavor I didn't like might have been the carrot.

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Photo of dcotom
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a fairly heavy presence of moderate sized white sediment. There's a fingernail of bright white covering most of the top. The aroma is a delightful sweet pale malt combined with light Belgian candy sugar. I'm tasting sweet pale malt and light Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is fairly dry, clean, and crisp.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Golden Ale (+ Hof Ten Dormaal) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 161 ratings