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RATINGS: 563   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.


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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Serving date: 2009-02-26. Served in snifter. 330 ml bottle with freshness date on the label (best before 2010-01-28). Pours a clear golden copper with a 2 cm off-white head that settles rather quickly and leaves some lacings. A rather sweet smell with plenty of malts and fruits of the forest. Notes of bubblegum. Some mint and earthy aromas as well. The taste has a prominent and rather sweet malt character - a bit caramel-like. Gentle citric notes. Earthy notes, grass and general floral hop flavors. Faint yeast in the background. The alcohol is noticeable and gets more prominent towards the end. The finish has a light bitterness to it, is slightly dry, has a restrained hop character, is slightly metallic and contains a rather big amount of warming alcohol. The mouthfeel is fuller than I had expected, but is still in the medium range. Small lively bubbles, yet it’s still quite smooth actually. This is a good beer, and it drinks easily. Still, it’s not great, and it’s certainly not very interesting. It lacks complex and all in all it’s different flavors are too restrained. I was expecting more from it. However, this was my first bière de garde, so I don’t have many reference points to compare it with. But I was expecting something in the line of a Belgian saison, and even though I can detect some small similarities, this is far from a saison. It’s too clean, too restrained and anonymous. Again, not a bad beer, but I’ll probably forget about it in a while. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
330 ml bottle. Not too shaby, but nothing special here. A little malty and al little watered down.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Huge foamy monster head atop a clean filtered amber brew. Great inviting aroma. Fresh grassy with a hint of alspice. Good body, sweet at first taste but subtle spice and warmth.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
75cl bottle. A pleasant, fresh, clean beer but not too much to write home about. grassy hops, but slightly metallic aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2013
Amber pour with a frothy white head, lots of lace. Aroma: hops, grain, bread, grass, hint of citrus, slight dank, caramel. Taste and mouthfeel. Malty caramel sweetness, bready, hoppy/citrus bitterness. Medium carbonation and refreshing.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Flavor and aroma was Frosted Flakes with some corn syrup and quite sweet. Pass.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2009
had the 75cl bottle. High fermented blond beer, clear blond. with nice taste of blend of spice and caramel. Good. I had this 75cl bottle so I used it to make my beer bread.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle. Golden straw colour. Thin aroma and taste. Seemed like a gueuze-funky lager or thin ale.. This is my first biere de garde and I really hope this style will pick up from here because this was not really too interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satanda (428) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2013
Na prvni napiti dobre, ale bohuzel ma trochu pachut. Na francouzke pivo ale ok. Lahvac u joja


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