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RATINGS: 545   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Fresh, but a bit thin, on the nose. Some citrus fruits and yeast. Flavour is sweet and fruity with citrus, some yeast, herbs and some hints of alcohol. I liked the finish - some nice fruitiness and some bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2008
0,33l bottle. Nice dark golden color with good head. Slightly metallic nose with hints of alcohol, malts and banana. Surprisingly modest taste and body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle... Clear yellow ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. Pale grains and spices (lavender and coriander) dominate the olfactory system. Medium to full-bodied and syrupy with prickly carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor up front; herbal bitterness on the backside. Spicy, bittersweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle (BB May/09). Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with hints of DMS and honey Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Very grainy/husky and a bit vegetal, but otherwise ok (if perhaps boring). Nice head and mouthfeel are its strongest points.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Yellow orange pour, nice white head with a touch of lacing. Hop forward nose, grassy with a hint of vanilla. Flavor is grainy and dry with grassy hop notes. Body is soft with mild carbonation. Kind of bitter and dry on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3839) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle thnka to bu11zeye. Look is a golden color and clear with a light lacy head. Smell is corn, sweet, alcohol, and pastic. Taste is malts, sweetness, spices, yeasty, and a weird aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2884) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2009
Clear golden colour with a medium foam, which left a nice lacing. The smell is weak, either I’m sick or this smelled like water. Has an alcoholic tastem also bread, malty with a hint of pears or apples. The aftertaste had a hint of honey. The taste improved when the temperature went up. An easy to drink beer but also slightly boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
(75 cl bottle at Ambleteuse, France) Very bitter aroma and taste. Palate is also overwhelmed by the bitterness. Not a pleasant beer in my opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head and a ton of visible carbonation bubbling up in the glass. The head has excellent retention leaving soapy chunks of lacing throughout the glass. Slightly skunky earthy aroma with a decent malt backbone and hints of wheat, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops and light fruit. Soft, tight carbonation with a slightly creamy body that thins out considerably throughout toward the finish. Ripe banana flavor with wheat, crsip light fruit, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops, alcohol astringency, apple and pear notes. A little funky with decent drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle, 330ml. A golden colour with a medium-sized white head. A sweet, hoppy aroma. Flavour is kinda hoppy, with some honey and yeast notes. Not bad, but I was expecting much more flavour from a beer with such high ABV. This is however the best French beer I’ve had, mostly because the others I’ve tried have been barely drinkable.


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