Goudenband | Brouwerij Liefmans

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GoudenbandGoudenband
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 02-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,387
Reviews:
572
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
168
Gots:
202
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep amber red in color, little light passes through. A moderate tan head soon collapses to a dusting of foam. Thin, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Tart aroma of apple cider vinegar, tart cherries, dark plums, and notes of wood.

Taste: The taste begins with tart cherries and apple cider vinegar. There are mild notes of bitter apple rind as well. The high ABV of eight percent is utterly concealed, with a pleasant warming the only hint of its presence. Later in the taste, the sour cherries rise a bit. There is a faint sweetness as well. Finishes somewhat dry with wood notes and some faint herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Soft and full, very pleasant, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice, drinkable example of an uncommon style. Somehow, it seemed just right for a rainy, cool autumn evening.

Presentation: Packaged in a 750 ml green glass Belgian bomber with a cork and cage closure, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasKoren
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabiand
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

dark amber, decent 2 fingers of head. smell is tart, dark fruit. like sour raisins. taste is tart, fruity. tartness is not overwhelming, as notes of cocoa and dark malt/caramel are present.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josh_951
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ystazi
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml Bottle poured into Tulip.

A- Pours a dark, dark brown (almost black) with a half finger head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S- Dark fruit, plums, figs, apples as wells. Funkiness and earthy aroma in the background.

T- Almost tastes like a funky quad. It's very very good. Yea... funky quad is what I'm going with.

F- Light to medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

D- A very good brew. Not as tart as I'm used to in a Flanders but good nonetheless. Split this one with a buddy.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Dreadslyce
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LauraGG
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of liquorpig
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,387 ratings.
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