Goedenacht | Draai Laag Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Draai Laag Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
draailaag.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale Brewed With Apples, Orange Blossom Honey, Coriander.

Added by DrDemento456 on 07-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
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0
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.14/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of heddar33
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brown120
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at the LA Beer Talk bottle share.

Pours a murky honey yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with grain, fruit, spice, and honey aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour earth, honey, spice, fruit, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting mix of aromas and flavors with a slight sourness.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, a dry orange and clove presence, almost cider like. In the taste, quite cider like, starts sweet to a dry orange citrus and clove. A spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry clove and orange presence in the aftertaste. Very cider like, good, but just above average.

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3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Surprised this hasn't been submitted yet. Picked it up at the House of 1,000 beer for $3.50

A - Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a 1/2 inch of sticky head. Slight sediment at the base of the bottle.

S - Most of Belgium qualities, almost triple like with coriander and fruity yeast. Not getting much honey but the apple cider is interesting.

T - Well it's not as balanced as the other offerings not hiding much of this almost 10% brew. Alcohol esters and tart cider flood the palate at first making it hard to sip but as it warms (half into the bottle) it gets more bearable with mild sweet honey malts and a touch of coriander spice.

M - Quite heavy in body this Belgium Ale is a hard hitter.

Overall it was still very well crafted and far from unbearable but I kind of hate to have to "adjust" to a beer so I will not be purchasing this again.

Edit: This might be considered a "Belgium Strong Pale" ale so for this I am sorry.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Latex.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of soulfly1492
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Bitter grape, little brett and funky wildness. Sour apples, mildly tart. Some yeasty phenols, black pepper and coriander. Moderate bitterness but also a lot of sweet malt character.

Appearance: Huge crispy just off-white head. Very noisy as the foam dissipates. I watch some sediment dissapear into the glass during the pour. Pale, light brown, very hazy. I've never seen a beer of this color. After it warms up the alcohol is largely present.

Taste: Sweet and funky. Very mild bitterness. Sour grape and mild sour apple. Mild tart character. Lots of residual sugar. Artificial sweetness, reminds me of wax-bottle candy. Mild piney hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Huge carbonation, although not harsh or stinging. Very light body mostly due to the high carbonation. Finishes mildly dry.

Overall: Unique brew. Wouldn't mind getting another bottle and letting it age. The extra funk would probably help. Relatively fresh, this brew is extremely sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ale brewed with apples, orange blossom, honey, & coriander. Poured into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

Three fingers off the pour. Bright white. The beer below is a true amber with some scummy murk. Thanks to the glassware, somewhat, the retention is superb. This collar means business.

First, I notice the combo of honey and orange blossom. Faint pomme fruit, like ripe apple, mixed with yeasty esters and barley and wheat. Belgique in its paleness.

Heavy honey and coriander. Syrupy sweetness with elements of both apple flesh and sugary Asti. Grape and orange blossom and peppery spice. Big time dose of that coriander. As it warms, it starts to mellow and a cidery harvest apple pulls through late in the middle of the palate and finishes with a lightly-tannic bitterness.

Very thick to style. Sticky and bristly. Carbonation is trying hard to keep up to even just a medium pace.

A big sweet BSPA. Would suit well on a cool autumn evening.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Good night" in Dutch.

Super bready flavor profile with strong yeasty tones. Seems quite balanced and interesting. The strong bready Belgian ales don't do it for me usually, but I like this one. It's consistent and a thorough flavor profile with no off putting after taste or any crap like that. This is a nice beer. It's my second at the brewery, and I am surprised how well the Belgian ales are coming off. And there's no offense meant by that statement; I think we can all acknowledge how difficult it can be to brew a proper Belgian ale.

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Goedenacht from Draai Laag Brewing Company
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