Goudenhop | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by champ103 on 11-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of diamondc
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy (even after leaving it in the fridge for a couple days), golden pale.. unfiltered. Lots of head and some subtle lacing.

S: Very bright citrus hop aroma ... lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, grass, lavender.

T: Those aromas really come out on the taste too - lemony, orange, vanilla, crusty bread type flavors, almost like a baguette. Fantastic.

M: Medium carbonation, no alcohol detected either. A very dry & spicy pleasant noble hop aftertaste.

O: A wonderful beer, perfect for a picnic or kicking back on a summer day on the yard. Reminds me a lot of Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace. No really BIG flavors here, but every flavor is melded just right. A definite must try for fans of saisons & hoppy Belgian pale ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of YieldToNothing
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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Photo of Damian
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz./750 ml bottle
Served in a tulip
Thanks to my dad for picking this up at Brewery Ommegang.

The beer poured a hazy yellow ochre and was topped by a four-finger crown of tight, bubbly, eggshell colored foam. The head slowly faded to a lasting film of bubbles. Spotty patches of lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was incredibly fragrant. Quite powdery with some fruity, Belgian-like esters. Clean, grassy, Saaz hops came through strong. Crisp and dry. Very well balanced overall.

Lots going on in the flavor profile as well. Semi-sweet bready malts appeared on the front end. Strong Belgian yeast notes and fruity esters came through as well. Good dose of juicy citrus and crisp, grassy notes from the hops. Spicy with a touch of orange peel. Slightly lemony and tart. The beer finished piney, dry and moderately bitter.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Creamy, slick and pillowy soft with a fine, zippy, tongue-blanketing effervescence.

Overall, this is a very solid one-time offering from Brewery Ommegang. I definitely see this as being an American version of a Belgian IPA, yet it still maintains a welcomed amount of subtlety and balance. This would undubtedly become a very popular beer in the Ommengang lineup if they decided to brew it on a regular basis.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautifully hazed golden/orange color. A puffy/wispy two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Rings of sticky lace are left behind. Looks stunning.
S: Rustic, earthy, yeast up front and center that I love. Doughy bread and biscuit aromas along with the hops that come in next. Slightly soapy, but a nice citrus, lemony, orangy hoppy bite. I love it.
T: Again I really enjoy this. That same rustic and earthy yeast is present. The soapy hops are much stronger, along with a lingering bitterness. Though well balanced with doughy bread and biscuit flavors.
M/D: A medium body and crisp carbonation. So dry and crisp. Very enjoyable to drink. I will finish the bottle in no time.

A great hop Belgian Pale Ale. The perfect amount of rustic charm, hops, and biscuity malts. Well done, and highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of MadScientist
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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the blue monk in buffalo, ny

The beer pours a relatively clear golden orange with an inch if fluffy in my 12oz tulip. There is good lacing and head retention. The nose is masked by the beer's cold serving temp, but I get faint notes of yeast and semi-tropical hops. These aromas become far more pronounced as the beer warms. The taste presents a fruitiness which far more pronounced than in the nose is is slightly reminiscent of mikkeller's passion fruit infused "tigerbaby." There not quite as much of a Belgian yeast characteristic as i would have hoped for. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, rich, sweet, slightly tart, and juicy with tropical(ish) hops. I'm glad I got to try this beer. It definitely breaks the
mold of a typical ommegang and a typical ipa...tasty.

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

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