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:
1,382
Reviews:
571
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
168
Gots:
202
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Seejae
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

This bottle was blended in 2015. Best before July 2025.

The beer pours with a very thi head. Dark brown, clear liquid with a mahognyred colour.

Nose: Sour fruit, cherries, plum, apples, yeast and vinegar.
Taste: Tart, cinegar, apples, cherries, grape, oak, sweet malt and yeast.
Mouth: Light carbonated. Sour and sweet mouthfeel. Medium body.

A great sour!

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Photo of BeerThursdays
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guden
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rdg410
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Overall a very tasty brew. I am kind if new to sours, but this one is very nice. Would buy again.

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khmel
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown with a hint of red; almond colour head doesn't have much body to it, dwindling to a rim of suds in a minute

Aroma: cassis, red wine, dates, a touch musty, black cherry, acidity and a bit of heat feel present - the aroma is like putting your feet up by a fire

Taste & Mouthfeel: a vibrant tartness, tasting primarily of black cherries, but also leaving raspberry and blackberry on the palate with great length; the crisp, sourness begs for constant sampling, as does the dry finish and easy drinking mouthfeel - light in carbonation and light in body, almost no hint of the high abv; maybe a touch of oak in there too

Overall: goes down like water, but much more pleasurable, with a flavour more simple and sour than expected; good, but not as complex as the label suggests

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Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRizz62
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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