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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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(Translation from French):
In the XIV century, the good beers were called Goudale, Goudalle or Good Ale. There were sold for 2 deniers a pot at a merchant called Goudalier.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Clear straw body, medium-thick off-white head. Herbal nose with spicy hops, biscuity, with dusty esters. Very dry body of modest complexity, with floral/potpourri notes, chalky esters, and biscuit. Crisp carbonation. Relatively light body finishes bitter with fairly strong alcohol notes. Mediocre.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2008
(Canned) Golden colored with huge white head. Sweet and spiced, fruity and somehow sour aroma with metallic hints. Medium bodied. Flavor is richer with sweet caramel and some oaky tone, also fruits, hops and mild alcohol present here. Aftertaste is hopped still with this honeyish sweetness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Golden, tiny head. Very mild version of earthy cognac aroma, weird. Kind of a full bodied bitter, but very straightforward. Annoying carbonation. Dry but boring bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
Tasted 2008-03-22. Pours clear yellow with white head. Aroma: Cloves, wheat malts, banana. Flavour: Sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2008 33cl bottle. Sweet malts, honey and flowery hops with caramel. Maybe some raisins too. Frothy white head with decent lacing. Clear body. Taste is salty and yeasty with some nuttiness and metal in the finish. Dry and fizzy. Overall nothing to really write home about. Rerate thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a clear gold with a white head that leaves great lacing (AP:4/5). Aroma is diaceeytl, caramel, toasted bread and a bit husky towards the finish (AR:6/10). Taste is husky and vegital with DMS and diacetyl. Very off flavored, unbalanced and crude with light caramel. (F:3/10). Fizzy but smooth from the DMS (P:3/5). (O:12/20)::2.8

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Light yellow with large white head.Fresh, nice aroma but too thin. Maybe some citrus, yeast? Nice beer in the summer but too thin for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Wow. My perception of French beers as largely mediocre was hardly raised by this product. Not much here, and with a style as wide as Biere de Garde I expected some element that was extreme or at least interesting, and I didn’t really get it from this beer. Appearance was good-enough, with a golden color and a whisp of white head. Aroma was lightly citrus-y and grainy but didn’t have much to it. Flavor was similarly non-descript and even more absent than the aroma. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. Not a lot here, good or bad. I can’t say I’d go out of my way to get this beer, nor will I recommend it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Fresh, but a bit thin, on the nose. Some citrus fruits and yeast. Flavour is sweet and fruity with citrus, some yeast, herbs and some hints of alcohol. I liked the finish - some nice fruitiness and some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
Golden with tiny white head. Sweet aroma with orange peel and yeasty notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel and hoppy notes. Ends dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1368) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2008
La Goudale 7,2% alc.biére de garde.A Francia Brasseurs De Gayant gyár főzete.A neve a gold ale "ferdítése".Az írás szerint "top fermentation" sör és búzát is tartalmaz.Arany színű ital szép fehér habbal.Illatában érezni a malátát és a komlót.Ízében van egy kis citrus és finoman keserű.Érezni benne a viszonylag magas alkohol tartalmat de nem tolakodó.Utóízében végig ott a komló kellemesen kesernyés íze ami hosszan meg is marad.


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