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

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 Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
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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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hoepat
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I was happy to find this beer in a Bar in Changzhou, China. the reminiscence of Belgium are enough to make it highly enjoyable.

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Photo of steverx8
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2015 blend. Pours a deep opaque brown with a smallish head and just spotty lacing. Nose is underwhelming. A bit musty, a little twang,mand pretty dull. Flavor is mildly sour, a little bright acidity. No funk or vinuos qualities really. Nothing wrong with this beer, but not much going on even as it warms to room temp.

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Photo of Andy_Luft
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Had this many times, most recently a few days ago during the tournament, thanks Jordan.

Comes in its own paper bag. Mild red and light brown color with some dark gold mixed in for fun. Thin head. Looks equal parts Flanders Red and Brown. Aroma reveals lots of old school acetic acid resulting in the phrase balsamic vinegar being thrown around. A little bit of citrus and oak. Mild tartness, totally smacks of sour beer blended with non sour.

Decent carbonation and light body. A very old school kind of beer.

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

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage

L - Cola like with a thin beige head

S - quite complex, acidic

T - Tart and complex, a real treat...

F - greath mouthfeel

O - A truly great beer, more and more complex as it warms up, best enjoyed near room temperature. Paired really nicely with St Marcellin cheese. It's really drinkable for the high abv, drink it like a wine.

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4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of nerdboy19
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SassaDog
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mcrawford
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mar02x
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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