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RATINGS: 588   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
Pale golden colour. A sweet and very yeasty Biere de Garde. Too much yeast and too little fruit for my liking.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gr0ve (2157) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Frothy, light amber in color. Quite a lot of carbonation, but nice when poured hard into the glass. The body is smooth, but the aroma and flavour is really boring. The flavour landscape is too monotonous for this to be an interesting beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2006)
Clear amber, creamy white head, lace. Aroma is a bit metallic, malty with hints of caramel. Starts caramelly then metallic notes in the finish (typical bière de garde). Decent malty background. Similar to Jenlain Ambrée but not so tasty.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Ah, Goudale. The definition of the bad Biere de Garde. This pours a highly carbonated yellow into a giant chemical head. The head settles and you sample the nose and are slightly offended by the salty French "special malts" that catch your nose and you think you are tasting a mixture of salty Nord-Pas de Calais factory fumes, a cow field, and that patiserie next to that Turk restaurant in Maubeuge that nevertheless tempted you with doughy delights each time you passed under its crusty facade. That is to say that this beer isn’t all that bad --like Nord-Pas de Calais is bearable with a cute girl on the coast in July-- but it is still bad. The alcohol is annoyingly prevalent for no apparent reason, as it supplements what is basically all grains and a complete absence of balance in the hops. The defines "super-fermented" malt-liquor that is norther French beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Golden. White head. Floral fresh aroma followed my malty sweet aroma and typical french perfumy dishwater finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Enjoyit (3483) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2007
Amber of color with a white head. An aroma with malt, apricot and honey. Light sweet malt flavor, notes of hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 3, 2007
500 ml can: poured golden yellow with a quickly fading medium sized white ehad. Mild grain and yeast aroma with a hint of banana. The first sip of this thing made me want to pour it down the drain. It was quite metallic and somewhat bitter. The alcohol seemed overwhelming. Subsequent sips the metallic taste toned down. Still that alcohol is coming through more than I like. Yeast, banana, grain, some sourness, and alcohol in the flavor. I’ll avoid it next time.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle. Pale golden. White head. Quite fruity and easy to drink.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2008
Golden, very little head and a yeasty aroma with some sugary notes. Well masked, in a sense, as it isn’t very flavourful. Little happening. It’s simple, sweet and nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Huge foamy monster head atop a clean filtered amber brew. Great inviting aroma. Fresh grassy with a hint of alspice. Good body, sweet at first taste but subtle spice and warmth.


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