Belgian Golden Ale
Double Nickel Brewing Company

Belgian Golden AleBelgian Golden Ale
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Double Nickel Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #156
Ranked #22,659
3.69 | pDev: 9.21%
Apr 17, 2023
Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
might be a good Belgian, simply Belgians are not a style I enjoy to any degree so who am I to judge on this one. DN makes a nice vienna, check that one in.
Apr 17, 2023
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Rated by JimPottNY from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Draft in a small snifter.
Nice head, settled quickly. Very nice drinking, lingering, slightly peppery finish.
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Taenim from Maine

Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned 11/16/21, so 6 months old. I don't know if that's still good for a Belgian golden, though.

L---Just shy of crystal clear, rich gold color. Fluffy white head faded slowly to a cap and left excellent lacing.

S---Banana and coriander are dominant. Some lighter fruitiness. Some yeast as well.

T---Spices are up front. Coriander and clove. Some banana with some malt backbone. I looked for the candy sugars, but couldn't find it, unfortunately.

F---Medium+ body, but still not as heavy as I was expecting for the ABV. Light carbonation.

O---A good example of the style. Not perfect, but I'm glad I bought two.
May 24, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Not completely clear gold body, medium size white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Yeast and spices with a hint of the sweetness to come.
Taste: Sweetness is front and center followed by spiciness and, to a lesser extent, soft fruit.
Feel: Medium bodied, decently carbonated, Finishes drier than anticipated.
Overall: Not an easy style to nail and this one is no exception. But it's been around for a few years now so it must have its fans. Too sweet for me; spices help but linger too long. .
Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
There is delicate nuance to an authentic Belgian Golden Ale, and this knockoff was too heavy handed. Nice golden color and a decent white, foamy head. But the coriander, spice and yeast hit you with a clove hammer. Flavor-wise this almost played like a hefe-weizen. Good ol' American try.
Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2020
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Rated by Pdcmaine from Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Fine to get in a variety pack
Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2020
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Reviewed by graysonslamsbrews from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L: On the paler side, but has good color to it. Head is lastingly long slightly off-white and both super fine and big bubbles. Not hazy, but some suspended solids float completely still. Laces the glass.
S: Aroma is strong off the pour, with sweetness from banana and alcohol... Sweetness and caramel-y malts remind me of roasted peanuts.
T: Persistent soft bitterness, but very flavorful. Definitely fruity and spicy. Bright hops and nice caramel malt profile. It does taste pretty boozy at 8%. It's also slightly grassy and floral.
F: Body feels on the heavier side. Especially at 8%, it warms the throat and dries the tongue. But, you could drink a lot of these if you had the tolerance.

This beer has a lot of depth and flavor to it. Really good brew.
Mar 31, 2020
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Handsome clear golden amber brew with a nice pile of foam in the wine glass. Smooth, warm, and rich with the Belgian flavors. Huge nose of the yeasty esters. Flavors of straw, cereal, dried pear, and grapefruit hard candy. Slightly bitter with some astringency in the aftertaste.

Powerfully flavored and a little hot with alcohol. The sweetness yields to the usual dry finish. A little overpowering but a decent American version of the style. From the 12 oz can, a nice size for a strong beer, purchased at a beer store in San Francisco.
Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, 09/23/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into fat tulip)

L: clear, amber-gold liquid, slight haze; off-white, bubbly, short foam cap, which crumbles quick... random streaks of lace

S: banana, coriander; hint of floral-scented soap... subtle toasty edge to the mellow grain foundation... immediate impression/comparison is that of a Golden Monkey or Tripel Karmeliet... soft spice does emerge, but more coriander-derived than clove-like... overall potent and inviting

T: spice and fruit up front, poppin'; finish has a bit of sugar cookie maltiness, but its altogether relatively dry; aftertaste is caramelized banana and a soft peppery spice... not a distinctive or complex flavor, but its relative intensity hits the mark; spiced Belgian malt liquor

F: relatively light, but not thin; body has a delicate rich oily viscosity, though a soft prickle up front delays its approach and backslide... by the end, it's almost as if little has happened - soft, creeping warmth and a legs-y dusting across the palate is about it

O: tastes a good bit like Golden Monkey... been wanting to try this for a lil while now; certainly something I could see getting a sixer of, as I do enjoy this particular execution of the style, especially an example featuring coriander (1630)
Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
love discovering nj craft and being 4th review of this well-priced indie belgique dubbel.
a/ puts up nice 1 finger head that laces and lasts only a little over a clear darker golden ale body.
s / not as complex or large an aroma as the belgian dubbels, but still on par.
t / leaning sweet. also fresh bread baked, dripped with caramel, some of the bread toasted. not quite enough peppery bitters to balance.
f / excellent scrubbing bubbles and finish, mid weight.
o / excellent try at a golden dubbel.
Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 3.27 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Mar 10, 2019
Belgian Golden Ale from Double Nickel Brewing Company
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