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Brooklyn Flemish Gold

Brooklyn Flemish Gold
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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Saison
Brooklyn, New York USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed broadly in the Belgian saison (or sezoens) farmhouse ale style, Brooklyn Flemish Gold is a dry, hoppy, spicy beer with a distinctive American twist. Flemish Gold is brewed from German pilsener malt and brewer’s sugar, bittered with German Perle hops, aromatized in the kettle with Czech Saaz hops, and fermented to flinty dryness by a Belgian ale yeast. Then we dry-hop the beer with Glacier (a relatively new hop in the Fuggle family) from the Pacific Northwest. Served unfiltered, Flemish Gold has a bright, fresh hop aroma, an orangey spiciness from our special top-fermenting yeast, a racy, refreshing palate, and a snappy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2187) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at Belgian Brewfest in Boston. There is a reason this beer was discontinued.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
11/7/2008 at Local Option. Clear golden with a two finger pillowy white head, fair retention. Lots of grassy herbal hops in the aroma, followed with some peach, pear, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is much the same with some added herbal hop notes. Still grassy and fruity through to the dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 3. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, peppery yeast and honey. Flavor of citrus, mild hops and peppery yeast. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and medium to lively carbonation. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Golden pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is lightly spicey, yeasty, and some fruity esters. Mouthfeel was lightly creamy with a bit of crispness. Flavor was spicey farmhouse with a bit of hopping and some light earthy fruit. Drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2009
Really nice spice character that I originally thought was ginger. I was worried that this would be one of those tastes that I like at the beginning but hate at the end, but it was mild enough so that I enjoyed it until the end, great job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
(Draught at BA’s BBF’09, I suppose it was this beer although the it was labelled as Glacier) Poured golden and hazy with large white head. Distictively hoppy and somewhat sour aroma. Medium bodied palate with medium carbonation. Tasted of sourness, hops, fruitiness, sweetness and grapefruit in taste. Hoppy and fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8161) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Draft. Pours unclear yellow with a thin head. Light spicy aroma with some fruity notes. Typical saison spice character with a light sweetness and a dry finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2009
RnH: Pours party cloudy, pale yellow, green tinge... one finger dry head, decent lacing. The nose was bright, young fruits, citrus, soem metallic tones. The taste was dry and crisp, at first the medium/ high crabonation washed most of the taste away. Eventually I got a read on the fruity yet bitter balanced finished... this turned into a very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2009
On draft at Rattle n Hum. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a thin white head. Aroma of cloves, ripe banana, and bubble gum. Flavor of cloves, lemon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Backlogged from GOBF. Clear golden saison style body with white head. Smell is kind of spicy minty, almost like chewing gum. Taste is pretty standard for a saison. Hoppy and spicy. Nice

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