Goudenband | Brouwerij Liefmans

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93
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1,382 Ratings
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:
1,382
Reviews:
571
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
168
Gots:
202
For Trade:
1
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Photo of dendroaspis
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Taps and Handles in Fort Collins, CO

A: Very dark, a slight (one finger) tan head

S: Grapes, tart, a little maltiness

T: Sweet. Maybe too much so. Tastes like it was aged in wine barrels, but this may not be the case. Nice sour taste. Not quite on par with NB's La Folie, but close.

M: Slides around in there nicely.

O: A very good beer. I am somewhat inexperienced with Flanders, but am trying to widen my experience with them. Would definitely try again, especially on tap.

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Photo of gshackles
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a nice light khaki head.

S: Sweetish cherry and raspberry notes, light roasted malt, moderate acetic character, a bit of caramel.

T: Less tart than the nose would suggest. Pie cherries and light spice, currants, malty toffee and sweet bread, slight acetic tartness, a bit vinous.

M: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy.

O: A little more acidity would really complement the delicious malt profile of this beer.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tswater
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of davelag
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Theniz
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DavidST
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip/pint glass. This pours a murky dark brown with a large tan head which has a good long retention and leaves a lacing. The smell is slightly sour and funky, a little bit of sour cherries, vinegar. The feel is medium, lower carbonination than I expected (it might have all went into the head). The taste is pretty great, you get the sour vinegar taste up front, a little bit of sour cherries, along with some vanilla and an earthy barnyard funk, very nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of devlishdamsel
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is nothing short of amazing. I could drink it every night! I found it incredibly complex, yet surprisingly smooth . The intense flavors were a treat to my palate. The scent and mouth feel was nothing short of intoxicating. Definitely one of my favorites.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a large, fading head.
Nose shwos cherries, raspberries, berry bubblegum, soft funky notes and faint brown sugar.
A fair bit of the fruit follows as a flavour but some malt and faint grainy notes take over a bit. A reasonable bit of acidity and a bit of booze follow.

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Photo of cfrobrew
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle
A dark brown with a slight red tint. Thick head of small bubbles.
S fig smell with an almost whiskey barrel aged beer. Also strong tartness and funkiness.
T tart with a little bit of a lemon peel at the back end
M very bright, flattened out as it warmed up. Seemed pretty thin at that point but still nice.
O solid oud bruin, very nice, not as tart as I thought it would be but still really nice.

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Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of spoony
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a paper-wrapped 750 ml bottle (cork suggests 2011 vintage) into a tulip.

A-The brew is murky and prune colored. It was sort of ugly, but on par for the style. The head was almost two fingers of light tan, pillowy foam. The head was slow to fade and left a little cap for quite a while.

S-The smell was mildly sour and funky. I picked up earthy notes of vinegar, raisins, figs, and tart cherries, as well as some oak type smells.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. There is a current of musty, earthy, sour fruits and acidic, oaky vinegar up front with a little sweet kick in the mid-palate to balance things out. This brew was medium-sour and I detected no hop bitterness at all.

M-The carbonation consisted of fine bubbles and the brew had a slightly slick finish with a medium body.

O-This beer is a great example of the style. The flavors are complex and well-integrated, and the mouthfeel is nearly perfectly matched to the beer. I especially enjoyed how fruits aside from the typical sour cherry or raspberry stepped up here. That isn't to say that cherry was missing, it just wasn't the only player here, which upped the score in my book.

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Photo of Ry1975
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,382 ratings.
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