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Barley Johns Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Barley Johns Belgian Golden Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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One of the bigger styles of Belgian Beer, a Belgian Golden Strong Ale is an intense beverage that appeals to a wide swath of beer drinkers. Straw gold in color, intense Belgian nose with notes of clove and lemon, rich mouthfeel with a warming body. Spicy, long-lasting finish. A Belgian Classic. 10.5% ABV 33 IBU’s Malts Used: Pilsener, CaraVienne, Candi Sugar Hops Used: Galena, Mt. Rainier Yeast: Leuven Pale Ale


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Light copper pour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet hints of bread a light alcohol some comolex yeast characteristics touch of spice. Full well coated lightly creamy palate. Flavor is soft warm alcohol swallow bread and honey notes. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled on tap at Barley Johns. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Malty, belgian, clove, light alcohol flavors. Alright belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5617) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Clear golden yellow pour with a smaller head. Lower carbonation. Sticky sweet. Clove dominates, but the flavor doesn’t hang with the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Has light banana scents with a strong clove scent. Taste is some clove and spice with a little sweet lemon tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (586) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours a clear, dark golden with a medium white head and soame lacing. Aroma is quite sweet with hints of bread, bananas, and cloves. Flavor is bready with hints of bananas, lemon, and other sweet fruit, yeast, cloves and other spices. Medium body with medium carbonation and a warming finish. Pretty good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at Brew Pub. Pours amber with a quick subtle white head that fades. Aroma has sweet scent with bready yeast and more sugar. Taste is sweet and malty with subtle yeast. Palate is somewhat slick with the sweetness and finishes dry. Very enjoyable, but the carbonation and yeast characteristics are a little hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1905) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap. Very dark golden pour, lasting ring of carbonation and a sweet malt/honey aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet floral artisinal honey, and a warming herbal yeasty aftertaste. Decent.


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