Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Rich, but clear, golden body is crowned by a creamy white head that slowly descends into a skim of whipped cream.

Honeysuckle and a solid pilsener malt base make up much of the olfactory experience. Hefeweizen like elements of clove and banana appear in moderation. Further spicing continues along the way of cracked black pepper. Dried hay and fresh linen round out the soft but pleasant aroma.

The flavour is sweet with breads, bananas and marshmallow cream, picking up some spicy acidity towards the finish. Lingering are notes of water crackers and pepper.

Not much more than medium bodied, but with a supple texture, sliding from slick to creamy. The carbonation could stand to be a little firmer, but works.

Fresh and clean overall. Seeming underpowered and reserved keeps it from scoring higher. 75cl bottle, Duvel tulip, bbe 28-12-08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (963) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle at home. bread, golden, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6636) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20275) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3707) - 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....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldbane (14) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (642) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (511) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (744) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at la gaiete in lille. Flavor is outstandingly well balanced for a bdg. Roasted and fruity notes come through with expected flavor of the type. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (756) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2015
pours clear golden colour with a steady creamy head and nice lacing. aroma malts, grass, caramel. malty, bready, peppery, somewhat astringent flavour. alcohol is well hidden. slightly sweetish. some citrus towards the finish; lingering bitterness.

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