Goudenhop | Brewery Ommegang

GoudenhopGoudenhop
BA SCORE
3.79/5
40 Ratings
GoudenhopGoudenhop
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by champ103 on 11-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
40
pDev:
15.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 10
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of nsheehan
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goudenhop
Ommegang
20130425
750 mL to libbey Belgian
7.4% ABV
Belgian-style blonde ale
Bought ~1/2013

A – Pours a beautiful golden color with a fluffy eggshell white head. Translucent, transparent with great carbonation coming from the bottom.

S – Orange and lemon with some Belgian yeast smell, and a slight malt smell in there. Tiny bit of grass and pine. I think the lemon zest, Belgian and malt aromas belong to the Belgian side, and orange and tiny grass and pine come from the hops.

T – Taste follows smell, except less Belgiany and not quite as strong.

M – Pretty light and slightly effervescent. Dry finish. A tiny bit cozy but then distant and a little thin.

D – Refreshing but the flavor wasn’t as strong and lasting as I’d like. I need to let it warm.

Let it warm 10 minutes.
S – A more balanced and mixed (less distinct for each smell) aroma. Malt and grass balanced with some lemon.
T – Follows smell again, but with a bit of Belgian taste. Not strong though. Ends on a lemony-grass note. There are subtleties here that are nice, but it’s a little muddled with a flat finish. I notice some pepper now.
M – Light to medium body, cozier, and much less effervescent. Not nearly as dry.
D – I would say the taste strengthened but muddled a little. The beer is to be served at 40°F so my initial comments are supposedly Ommegang’s intentions.
4.25, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75.

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Photo of Robb_in_Austin
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass that approximated the glass shape on the label.

A: pretty golden yellow. Not much carbonation. Nice thick, off white, creamy head that left some lace.

S: nice citrusy hop aroma. I think I get some orange/spice in the back ground.

T: typical Belgian style. Some fruit but not banana. Light malty sweetness. Some hop spice but not overpowering.

M: thin, dies quickly for me.

O: tasty but not what I expected. I'd like some more body and hops bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

And I thought Mickey Finn's had a monopoly on the "Gouden-" names... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a couple of fingers of steadfast white foam. The nose comprises lightly-soapy lemon rind, flowers, and very dry wheat. It's refreshing, but decidedly light and ephemeral. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger lemon presence and a bit of grass tossed in for good measure. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent enough BPA, but one severely lacking in any Belgian character. It's still pretty good, but too light and ordinary (for lack of a better word) to be in any way memorable.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MadCat
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden color, good white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Citrus and herby hops, classic Ommegang yeast profile, some fruit

Taste: Strong citrus hops, decent hop bitterness, finishing with that classic Ommegang yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp carbonation

Overall: Not the most impressed with this, when compared to other Ommegang offerings. If you want something hoppy from Ommegang, the BPA is better.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An inviting looking beer with an impressive head stand having two fingers of persistant, rocky white foam. The golden colored beer is a light hazy.

S: A moderate citrus and earthy hops notes dominating the aroma along with moderate Belgian yeast aromas of pepper and fruit notes of peach and orange. There is a honey like malt sweetness and pils malt character.

T: A moderately-strong citrus hops flavor with a moderate hops bitterness. The yeast brings some peppery spice along with some more light fruit character. There a touch of malt sweetness but overall this is a very dry beer. The balance is moderately bitter with a dry finish and a linger hops bitterness.

M: A moderately-light bodied beer with a high level of carbonation. The is a slight bit of carbonic dryness on the palate from all the CO2.

O: This beer has some peppery and fruity yeast character with a firm amount of hops so a Belgian Blond with an IPA influence is an apt description. I want more hops particularly in the nose maybe enven some dry hopping but I always cheer for the hop bomb and to be fair this was bottled on 8/20/12 so fresher would be more aromatic and flavorful. There is an obvious Belgian yeast character but towards the light side with is in keeping with the Blonde-Style which is a style that can be almost lager like in fermentation character.

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4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 750ml into a duvel tulip
(still a relative noob)

1/2 inch head, great smell, very reminiscent of duvel and i can say the same for the taste. doesn't have that same sweet aftertaste, this beer carries a little bite. color is a strong golden yellow, looks beautiful. i bought this at the ommegang brewery because i hadn't seen it anywhere prior, glad i did.
not sure if i'd go out of my way to procure this, but definitely glad i tried it and definitely glad i still have about 500ml left.
would recommend for sure, definitely worth a try.

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Goudenhop from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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