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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2010
330ml bottle picked up at Systembolaget Passagen in Stockholm. Pours an airy, white head atop of a clear golden body. Fine lacing to the glassware. Nuances of spiced fruits to the nose. Wheat, candy sweetness, yeasty fruitiness and a dash of earthy malts in flavour. Foamy in the mouth. Hidden alcohol. Dry and sweet on the swallow (hotel room in Malmö, 01.08.2010).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Golden yellow, small white head. Muted hop aroma, some honey? Herbal spciery hops throught the flavour with muted malt. Average palate. Decent but fails to catch my attention.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
I found this one tucked away in a cupdboard. It may be a biere de garde but I had unfortunately gardee'd it for 5 years past the best before date. Nonetheless, it was still quite drinkable. Poured entrirely flat with no head but developed a petillant spritz on the palate. Curious muted apricot colour, no doubt due the length of time in bottle and not entirely clear. Nose was appley/cidery/citric, with slight vinous and malty undertones. Quite clean and sharp on the palate, with some sweetness. The sharpness lingered on the finish long after other flavours had subsided. All in all though, surprisingly pleasant for a beer 5 years out of date. Must get some more and re-rate when fresher. Bottle, December 2003. RE-RATE: One hour later and nearing the bottom of the 750ml bottle and I have indigestion already. The acidic/cidery character no doubt contributed. Deduct one point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle shared with Gavsta and Rascal while trying to persuade Gav not to trash the hotel room. Golden colur with a thin white head. Sweet alcohol with huge hoppage and some nice spice. Slight sweetness from the malt but over all it’s all about the hops. Bit of sweetcorn too. Bitter hoppy finish. Not particularly interesting but enjoyable to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7099) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2012
Yellow/amber pour, off-white head. Caramel, sweet malt, lightly bready, very ripe fruit, and yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle picked up in Lille Carrefour 30-07-07. Pours clear light golden colour, some fruitiness, bitterness ok but yeast and spiciness most noticeable, ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Corked botte. Apple, malt and vinegar aroma. Amber color with large lacey head. Lightly sweet malt and apple juice flavor with moderate bitter finish. Moderate body. Nice and drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
500ml can. Lagery gold pour capped with circular clumps of snowy froth. Heady peardrop fruitiness and a pinch of coriander in the nose once it warms up a bit. Uncompromisingly bitter, boozy and full-on overripe fruity,with a steadying undercurrent of mellow, wheaty spice. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice light cream colored head. Malt and yeast aroma with light fruity esters. Malt and summer fruit flavor with yeast and light spice. Medium bodied. Malt and summer fruit lingers with spice and yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
33cl bottle @ home [thanks to my parents for bringing this from holiday] shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear golden color, small off-white head. Smell malts, some sweetness, lightly a hint of sweetish wood. Taste malts, lightly sweet, a hint of hops. Low to medium carbo, a bit low bodied for a 7.2%ABV beer, but quite decent overall.


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