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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2004 Not much aroma at all, but certainly nothing off-putting. Looks very drinkable in the glass with a lovely golden colour and a nice head. Good lacing throughout the drink. The taste is pleasant but slightly too sweet for my liking. A tad chewy due to its strength. I have drank this on several occasions previously, and feel I've enjoyed it more than I did today. No doubt will drink and enjoy more again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. I’m excited to taste this beer again as the previous two times that I had it, I found in an elite class. Here goes... Slightly hazy, mostly transparent, light yellow orange appearance with a fluffy, pearl white head. Sweet orange citrusy, Belgian yeasty, bready malty nose. Slightly tart, orange citrusy, Belgian yeasty flavor. Citrusy, belgian yeasty aftertaste. Great brew but not legendary as I remembered.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2006
(750ml bottle shared by pivnizub) Clear golden colour with a short but stable frothy white layer. Sweet honey-ish and fruity aroma with chestnuts, also slightly alcoholic. Sweet malty flavour and taste, medium bodied and carbonated MF; more dry than sweet malty and spicy finish with an alcohol warming afterburn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
500 ml can. Canned Biere de Garde... now there’s a good idea. Very pale golden brew with a creamy white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a faint spiciness and some soft woody hops. A fairly assertive earthy/spicy bitterness. As it opens up, there is a also a soft perfumey yeastiness with a touch of mint, honey and light rosemary herbaceous flavour. Nice soft palate, light herbs and spices over a softly fruity yeastiness. This is a pretty nice beer really... sort of a strong Belgian/saison combination. Finishes quite dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Light amber pour w/ medium head. Good retention, moderate lacing. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma. Fruity taste with notes of caramel, grass and burned popcorn. Thick texture.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7801) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
Mine was 7.2% not 7.9%. Odd...Anyway, considering the alc content this is quite a thin tasting beer. Refreshing, but too simple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
A fresh harvest of barley, hops and grain rests on the windowpane…It heralds Grandpa’s old recipe…Sweet, winey, with drops of vanilla, it is sure to make you think of your ancestors…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2007
75cl bottle. Golden colour, large and persistent creamy head. Spicy, quite hoppy and malty, full-bodied. Lovelly flowery hops from Falnders. I often use this beer as a present for people who like beer, but have no idea there are more beer styles than lager and Pilsener.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7459) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2006
Sampled this from a bottle at a beer tasting event at The Rover in Gothenburg January 14, 2006. Golden color, very acid scent and flavor, refreshing and quite nice. Could think that it would suit well in the picnic basket a warm summer evening.


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