Goudenband | Brouwerij Liefmans

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 02-24-2001

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle (2016 blend) from Moules Poules in Bruges, Belgium (€5.50):
This one was quite a good blend with some nice sweetness & more so some sour flavours that were complimented by the tart & background fruits, most notably the cherries but also some apple as well. There was a lively but balanced feel to the beer with most of the alcohol content hidden & it proved quite an enjoyable & interesting beer without it exciting too much or being one I'd rush back too; it's definitely well worth trying though & is one I'd happily have again.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rairis01
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brocktune
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrunkenSuperman
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Delekhan
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank it draft at The Bier Stein in a snifter glass.

L: A thick monotone dark color not much to look at with no head.
S: Smelled of fresh berries absolutely delightful.
T: A much more subdued version of the nose. Berry taste upfront with a malt aftertaste and then a finish of berries. Pretty refreshing.
F: Was about as flat as it looked. Not bad not amazing.
O: A good refreshing beer. Not the best I have tasted but it was still pretty good.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very vivid dark color with a slight head and lacing. It smells very nice with hints of berries and sour apple. The taste follows the smell with generous hints of berries and a slim sour apple tartness. Very complex character with a pleasant balance. A well balanced and complex beer that has the right balance.

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Photo of Vaulmas
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OzmanBey
1.49/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of emincems
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It pours dark brown color with small beige head. Foam retention isn't strong, but it leaves some laces. Very attractive smell reveals complexity. Plum, sour cherry, wood and slightly barnyard aromatics are on the nose. What a great taste! It tastes caramalty sweet at first, but sour cherry and plum are evident at finish and they are balanced with softly woody tones. Short finish, unhidden Abv and softly oxidized tones effect negatively mouth-sense, but I love Belgian complex sours and this is one of them. Superbly delicious.

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Photo of Fourlives
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wish I had the patience to cellar some of the better beers I get, but since I don't I feel compelled to comment on this well blended sour. I've been relatively spoiled by the beautiful sours of Reaver Beach in Virginia Beach, VA., so tasting a Belgian sour was a nice treat.
Poured into a Baladin Bier Teku tasting glass, at around 55 degrees, Goudenband poured a beautiful dark mahogany with a 2" inch head that reduces nicely to a foamy cap throughout the glass, with nice lacing dripping down the side of the glass.
It tastes more to me on the first of fresh cherries on the top and black berries on the bottom with a beautifully executed second of malty goodness that follows with yet another layer of fresh bluberries, although minute.

Just a really a nicely rounded beer.

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Photo of _nickg_
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Disappointing.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Butch5555
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very complex

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in February 2016; Opened July 2017

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap

S: Tart acetic notes up front along with some fruitiness and funk. Nice and complex

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some lightly tart acetic notes quickly followed by dark fruit and a caramel/toffee sweetness. Acetic notes linger as an undertone. Some leather and oak in there as well. Finishes with lingering acetic acid, dark fruit, and light sweetness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Palate cleansing

O: A great oud bruin that is well blended and integrated well. A bit on the fuller side, but that isn't too big of a deal. Great to sip on given the abv and complexity of the blend. Definitely worth checking out

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,406 ratings