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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle at home. bread, golden, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
750 ml bottle. Clear amber color with a firm white head. Nice grassy, spicy hop aromas with dusty pale malts. Light to medium body. Good dusty pale malt flavors with spicy grassy euro hops, mild salt and peppercorn. Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Bright and clear golden color, large white head, solid lacing. Aroma of black pepper and straw. Taste is bitter, peppery malt. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2013
Smooth and rich, dark golden beer with silky head.Aroma is grass, smoke, wood, malt, sourdough...complex. But it gets better...taste is butterscotch, malt, butter, caramel, hay....again, really nice. This is on the "1001 Beers t o Try Before You Die" list....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldbane (13) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
So, the French recently have been making inroads to microbrewing of sorts. I have been a fan of 3 Monts to a dregree from way back, this beer was much more drinkable for a variety of reasons for the similar style they represent. La Goudale was very balanced overall, but had that familiar bier de garde funkiness on the back end. However, the carbonation was very prevalent, which I like for its scrubbing of the palate while eating certain foods. Had it with a garbanzo bean salad with bleu cheese dressing. It worked!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (408) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Amber colour with a persistent head, lace and ring all over. Smell of honey, chocolate, caramel, ripened fruits and brandy. Medium to full body, it pass through your tongue very easily, but leaving an alcohol feeling. Taste is alcoholic, honeoy, fruits, caramel, flowers and some chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (54) - - JUL 17, 2014
75cl bottle, Luçon, France. Pour is golden with a good, lasting head. Aroma is mild banana, taste is banana with fruity sweetness. Slightly syrupy but rather nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4176) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Straightforward, Belgian PA aroma -- tannic, sweetish, a little caramel, slightly floral, a little vanilla, slight banana and female sweat. Good 750ml bottle, handwork label. Candied, sweet, pear/pomaceous flavors, a little astringent, tannic. Slick, medium to slightly dense body, effervescent. This was not terribly complex. but really hit a sweet spot that I have for bitters and belgian PAs. On top of that, I got this at a clearance price of $1.99/750ml -- $1.99/750 ml is not a terrible price for malt liquor, much less a beer of this sophistication. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
330ml bottle. Sour lemon and yeast aroma, nicely done Belgian style beer, with bags of flavour; hints of coriander, orange zest, cinammon and cloves. Sweet and a touch sugary, without going too far. Warming in the chest, lively pour, good dusty gold appearance, biscuit finish, with the sourness staying right through. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Deasent fruity esters. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.


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