Goudenband | Brouwerij Liefmans

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4.18/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 02-24-2001

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#1,386
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,405
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From tasting notes 10/21/16. Had [email protected] Alley Katz in Citrus Heights, CA

Appearance - Served up in a snifter, the brew is clear but dark, ruby in color. A half finger width of khaki colored head rests atop. Fair retention, breaking to a thin, broken layer of suds.

Smell - Aroma evokes thoughts of sour apple, cherry, caramel, brown sugar and a faint hint of oak.

Taste - Follows the nose. Flavor is prominently sour with notes of cherry and sour apple with underlying brown sugar sweetness. Slight caramel and some toasty oak come through in the finish that otherwise rings still with plenty of fruity sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, slightly bitey carbonation. Crisp, but thins out a bit in the finish.

Overall - A great, very tasty brew that doesn't rely just on sourness to deliver the flavor. Hard for me to judge this against the style because I've only had a few, but I'm certainly enjoying this one quite a bit.

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

Photo of windowside
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of NilocRellim
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear dark brown colour. Smells like fruity cherry, slightly tart and a bit nutty. Tart with raisin,cherry and a juicy body. Slightly dry aftertaste.

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

Photo of logicalparadox
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbertsch
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not very tart. Not as much as I like my Flanders oude bruins. This was more like....tangy. Flavor is very nice though. More full bodied than other beers of the same style. Would make a great all-around food pairing beer.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From lacasadelacerveza. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 1x02 - 1x03. Excellent. Reminds me a good quad with subtle tart notes that even improves it

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Photo of wpreynolds
2/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Antyk
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goudie
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M-Jez84
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the cellar
.750 ml bottle into tulip
bb 2024
L- pours a dark brown with thick tan colored head, nice retention, leaves real pretty lacing
S- sweet malt, with tart-sour aroma
T- a real nice blend of sweet malt with pleasant tartness with a tiny amount of diacetyl on the finish
F- real full bodied, heavy and sweet on tongue
O- I really enjoyed this beer and other sours I've had as well, however the tartness (which i enjoy) prevents me from picking up more subtle flavors . But overall great beer

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Photo of Viaduck
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I smell grapes! Lots of grapes & a little vinegar & a hint of malt. And that was just from the pop of the cork. Lovely cola color (it matches my Fender bass). Taste was a big surprise, I was expecting grapes & sourness but grain is the dominant flavor. Very complex flavor, grain, grapes, fruitiness, a hint of vinegar sourness & hoppy bitterness, all nicely balanced. I was really surprised the the sourness was so muted. Excellent.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nout72
3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite style. Simply put I taste a carbonated sweet white wine coupled with a mild bitter beer.
While not a fan of (white) wine this beer is obviously disappointing. There's also very little complexity, there's this overwhelming sweet/sour wine note that beats the beer notes by a big margin
I cannot give this beer a low score, because it is drinkable and I am not familiair with this style, so it would be unfair, but I will never buy it again.

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Photo of keng1343
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevordglenn
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark auburn almost brown; excellent clarity; off white head;quick cap reduction; spotty lace at best. Tart fruit/rhubarb nose; whiff of barnyard and wet horse blanket. Tart dark fruit, cherries and prunes; semi sweet berries, raspberry and boisenberry vs. lightly bitter rhubarb flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel and lite carbonation. Overall, complex sugary fruit overlapping tart fruit overlapping bitter fruit - mingling with horse blanket coarseness. And the carbonation keeps it light and airy. Excellent.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "MJ's Great Beers of Belgium".
Reviewed also in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel.
Also in the "1001."

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Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,405 ratings