Lamme Goedzak | Scheldebrouwerij

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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 01-25-2004

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 42
Photo of safaricook
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear golden, fine white foam
Smells of sweet belgian pale malts, fruitiness and a hint of acetic acid (probably from the tab line)
Sweet malt, peppery belgium yeast phenols, dry
Body and carbonation give a substantial but refreshing feel
Good almost great blonde.

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Photo of avalon07
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brownish-orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: An alright aroma of malt, yeast, and some fruit.

T: Tasted of malt (a lot more malt than you'd expect from the style), some light fruit phenols, and yeast. Not a watery or thin flavor, but definitely bland a one dimensional one. Kind of uninteresting.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is basically a forgettable beer. Not without its good points, but there are better examples of the style.

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Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured without the residue from the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Still quite hazy. Good starting head that settles slowly. Leaves some streaks of lace on the glass. Golden color.

Fresh pale malt with a notable Belgian yeast bite. Light hop in the background.

Starts off innocently mild--typical pale malt start. The swallow gets a bit of sourness, but not nearly as much as most Belgians. The alcohol is muted. Full body and highly carbonated.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle served at Leopold in Den Haag. On the beer:

On top of this goldish yellow beer sits a semi-creamy inch of head which gives patchy lace around the glass. Its aroma brings spring grass, flowers, and a whisper of sugar. A bit dry too. Not so dry when tasted, which is balanced and mild tasting. Floral first, then kisses of honey with a nuttiness. A hint of bubblegum arrives to the stage. Regarding mouthfeel, it's a medium bodied beer with an airiness and snappy carbonation. A snap of hops linger in the aftertaste.

Good blonde for anytime of day.

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Photo of Douberd
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, poured into my tulip glass. ABV 7%
Looks really nice with its deep orange golden colour and the tall, snow white soapy head. Good retention on the foam and quite a lace left around the glass.
On the aroma malts, a bit of alcohol and sugars that actually give it a nice honey-like aroma.
Taste is fruity, with peach notes, some vanilla too, and very light alcohol. Quite sweet, becomes very faintly bitter on the aftertaste.
Medium thickness on the body, average carbonation.
Overall, a good session beer, I expected it to be more bitter for some reason, but it was enjoyable nevertheless.

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Photo of IPA35
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brewery used to be Dutch, just so you know...

A hazy beer that holds the middle between golden and amber. Rather big yeast particles and the head, about two fingers. Quicky settles down to one finger. Nice foam though.

Wheat. I did not expect that. Some wiezen aroma's in here even though this contain only barley malt and cara 20 malt. (So atleast 2 types of barley malts) but no wheat.

A bready doughiness, citrus peel, green apple (tart, light fruits) and some mild spice.

The taste is very nice but not as complex as I expected. More of the same, some bread, some spice and a medium bitterness coming from the hops. The fruitiness is very light

The mouthfeel is fine. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall a solid beer, could use some a bit more fruitiness if you ask me. EDIT:
As it sits in the glass it grows more on me, the subtle hints from the hops and such. Quite nice. Quite drinkable also, half a mark extra on taste.

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Photo of PhantasIPA
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a cloudy, silty dark gold color. The head poured at about 1.5 inches and a nice thin head existed for the entire drink. No lacing at all.

The smell is subtle. There are hints of clove and pumpkin spice mixed with a hearty wheat smell.

The taste is heavy on the wheat, mixed with spices like pumpkin and cloves and has a hint of hops. Is is a great mixture of sweet, wheat and spices.

Mouthfeel is very good! Very crisp and refreshing, especially for such a silty and cloudy beer. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall this beer is very good. Tasty, refreshing, spicy, not too carbonated and strong enough to get the job done at 7%.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light to medium yellow-orange amber. Massive fine white head with good retention, looks nice. Aroma of light fruit, sweet malt and a hint of hops. Flavor of sweet light fruit and fruit esters, light sweet malt. Finishes with light hop bitterness and ultimately fairly dry with lingering light fruit esters. An unusual flavor progression from sweet to dry, which I enjoyed. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess from the carbonation. A very nice Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Birch & Barley/Churchkey, Washington, D.C.:

The beer appeared a cloudy darker yellow color; perhaps it has hints of orange. Also, a there was a visible amount of carbonation rising to the top of the glass. The beer also had a nice thin cap throughout the entire beer.

The aroma consisted of pale malted barley and a spicy hop.

The taste of the beer was very much like the nose. A strong wheat malt with some nice spices and a light hop bitterness.

The beer had a moderate feel to it, high carbonation and a nice dry finish. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer as the alcohol was well hidden.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light gold hue with plenty of haziness and effervescence. Head pours three towering fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Head has great retention and big chunks of foamy lace are left on the glass. Great!

Smell: very good, rich malt aroma. There's not a lot of complexity, but the aroma is pretty strong and just seems well-crafted.

Taste: more fruity complexity exists in the flavor than in the aroma. Starts off with a pear-heavy orchard flavor which then fades into the rich malt of the aroma. Somewhat simple, but quite nice.

Mouthfeel: big carbonation wedded to a moderate amount of body gives this beer a big but somewhat evanescent creaminess. Just a touch more body would do wonders here.

Overall: this beer is simply a joy to drink. When put together, its qualities make it simply delicious. My only qualm is that this might be misclassified as a "strong" pale ale, but that's hardly the brewer's fault.

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are aromas of pale malts and floral and spicy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of pale and wheat malts along with spices; there is a light amount of accompanying bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation with some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is quite drinkable for its strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Continuing on in my tasting of this brewery, up next.
Opening the bottle, pours a lovely slightly murky cloudy orange-yellow color. Thick, rich, foamy head, dissolves slowly. Vey nice amount of carbonation.
Aromatically very strong. Orange, pineapple, citrus, pepper, warm hot alcohol on the finish, stronger than the 7% says. Biscuity with cracked pepper and coriander build a lovely background. Light grassy notes, freah herbs, really nice.
Flavor is exceptionally strnger, more complex than expected. Citrus, mango, pineapple, pepper, orange, alcoholic pepper spice on the finish. Light biscuit, malt, spoicy, tongue-tingling, bright, really dig it.
The flavor/body seems to be somewhere in between a triple and BSPA. Lovely.
Body is carbonated, spritzy, pepper, sharp, light exciting. I like it alot. I see food pairing possiblitys, appetizing.
Sharp and light, like--wait--loved it, I will buy this again. I have found a great suprise.

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Photo of RuudJH
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very traditional Lowlands brew. Lamme Goedzak meaning the Bourgondiër, one who loves good food and ale, from an old story.

Golden honey colour, thin head, but good carbonation and lacing.

Smell and taste are full malty, with some hoppyness, spice.
Mouthfeel is smooth but refreshing from high carbonation. Sharp bitterness in the aftertaste.
The alcohol is more present than I expected. It gives a warming character to the ale.

Not a bad brew at all. Robust and demanding.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige/golden color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry Saaz hops with some typical medium sweet Belgian malt. Taste is also a well balance mix between some dry Saaz with some bitterness and some medium sweet Belgian malt. Great carbonation with full body due to medium filtration. Enjoyable but nothing earth shattering in here.

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Photo of janubio
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It purs a deep golden colour, a lot of bubbles but not much head, and it fades soon leaving no lace. Aroma of cake, apples, nuts, vanilla, cardamome, chocolate.
Taste of cake, vanilla, fruits, figs, dates, complex. It's very thick, you can almost bite it.

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Photo of dogfooddog
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a trade with Absumaster

Pours a golden-yellow with a one-inch white head. From the nose I assumed this was a witbier, perhaps I am wrong given the style here.

On top of the typical semi-sweet wheat malt smell, there is a notably bitter hop odor. Unusual in a witbier to see this much hop character, or of this type.

Taste is unusually bitter, once again the slightly-sweet wheat taste seems secondary to hops here, with the bitter hop taste providing the main element of the taste, and making a very nice balance to the wheat elements. The combination is very enjoyable, this is a very drinkable beer.

Reading other reviews, it is possible that I am completely off base and this beer has no wheat in it at all.

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Photo of wl0307
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBE 06/2007, served cool in a broad-rimmed goblet.

A: murky, dark orangey amber hue; the fluffy off-white beer head dissipates fast, leaving uneven sheets of lacing along the way; fiercely fizzy at first, with lots of huge bubbles hung onto the walls of the glass.
S: the fore-note of fruit esters bears juicy, mixed exotic fruitiness (passion-fruits+canned-pineapple+lemon-cordial+sweetened-orange-peel) flows on top of a slightly astringent, sticky sweetness of candy-sugar, sugar-cane juice, and date jam; a soft bed of pils-malts, perfumy yeastiness (deprived of the spicy edge) and an under-note of grassy Saaz hops stay firmly behind the former two layers of aroma.
T: a silky smooth flow of slightly bitter-sweet, caramel and pils-maltiness is combined with a slightly tangy touch of lemon-peel and a mysterious metallic touch; very quietly stepping onto the second stage of flavour where mild coriander-spiciness and dried-herbal bitter edge expand down the sides of the tongue, leaving a tinge of grassy hoppyness of Saaz lingering for a while… No considerable aftertaste at the tail, but rather smooth without astringent sour-sweetness often accompanying the style.
M&D: despite the fizzy look, the mouthfeel is ultra-smooth and the body is just about right for a Belgian pale ale. Not particularly delicious or exciting, I guess its strength lies in its balanced act overall. Very drinkable and a well-crafted little gem it is.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a 750 ml bottle which was almost at the end of it's due date and this might have caused the slight oxidized smell and taste.

It pours an orange murky colour, with a small head and lots of carbonation.
Smell was grassy and straw, some fruitiness. There was some oxidation, which gave it a slight cardboard smell.
Taste was medium bitter, no hop aroma's, some ginger or in general fruity and finished dry.
Again the age of the beer could be tasted, I have had fresh bottles before and they had basically the same taste. A pretty straight forward blond/tripel.

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Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden colour, with a discrete foam, white, creamy e soft.
Fresh smell of hop (Saaz), orange and grape-fruit, pear, flowers, yeast.
Honey, candy sugar and malt at the taste (maybe it is more sweet and "warm" than you can expect). Fruity (peach).
In the aftertaste is clearly perceptible the bitter of the hop that well balance the sweet. Mewdium body.
Good beer, maybe a little too sweet at the taste.

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