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RATINGS: 580   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.


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 (9364) - 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 (6306) - 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 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 (521) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1027) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle, 75cl. It says 7,2%. Golden blonde colour, white diminishing head. Aroma has barley, wheat and some hops, somewhat flourish. Slithlgtly bitter taste, metallic, some herbs. Not that special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (2382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
75cl bottle. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Cereals aroma of yeast and grain. Flavour is plain grain, some grass. Nothing stands out in this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Gayant Goudale Pours medium gold with a medium long lasting white head. Aroma of bananas and bread with some white wine and a slight herby grassiness. Flavor is yeasty and bready with a dry finish. Slightly metallic, but that waned as it warmed. Not a standout.


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