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RATINGS: 581   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.


ghawener's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle: First rating for this brewery, a great soft, subtle beer with nice blending of malts and spices. A great session beer but with care @ 7.8% ABV. Food Pairing: Cheese platter.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2342) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
750ml bottle at Pozarevac Grand Tasting 2014. Clean rich golden. Big white foam. Caramel malt. Sweet, slight metallic. Warming alc. Dry grain body. Alright.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (549) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mariuszek (36) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
0.25 bottle. Pours nice and lasting white head. Aroma sweet, some fruits and bread, not impressive at all. Tastes watery in spite of 7.2 abv. Very dominating metallic taste, and some malty sweetness. Bitterness is low, mainly from alcohol. Not a good one. On a blind test I would say it is a strong lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puredelusion (17) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 18, 2014
0.75 bottle. Fruity aroma, golden with a touch of amber colour. Medium bitterness with an alcoholic aftertaste, what is getting stronger with every next drink. Interesting, but i’m not sure if i would like to drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at Pozarevac Ultimate Beer Tasting Serbia with ippopotamo36 and luttonm.Thank you Matt for bringing this.Pour it clear golden color with medium white head.On the nose Belgian floral.Taste and aroma sweet, floral, quite metallic, little bit sour and Belgian Yeast.Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ippopotamo36 (304) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
At a private tasting in Serbia with markoijelena and luttonm. "Pour it" golden, filtered with a white head. Nose: jasmine, bread notes, sour hints. Mouth: easy drinking, background bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AntoineGRD (61) - - NOV 13, 2014
Robe d'un jaune doré et limpide Arômes fruités et épicés avec de fortes notes de levure Saveurs douces et fruitées, notes de levure, belle amertume

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
330ml bottle, golden brown pour, white head, wheaty, spicy nose, caramel malt, sweet to start but gives way to dry, grassy, hoppy bitterness, lingering alcohol. A bit unbalanced but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
korosion (1) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
I might not be totaly impartial since that beer is frome my hometown, but there I go... Goudale is a "Bière de Garde", a beer very close to the Belgian blond ales, Nice beer to appreciate flemish food, and may be used to cook "welsh" and "carbonade flamande". The beer has some grassy and metallic notes, witch is usual on Biere de Garde made with flemish hops, but has a sweater finish, with a bit of caramel and banana. The beer has a little bit higher level of bitterness as the average Belgian blond ale, but is still quite light, with a pinch of astringence. Goudale one of the cheapest ale you may find in almost any supermarket in France. That fact taken in account, Goudale might be one of the best balanced, all-purpose beer. Of course, because it’s a cheap beer, it’s not 100% Barley, nor very hoppy and lacks a bit of temper, but as an affordable ale, it’s a very nice one, overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1461) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
750ml bottle - clear yellow golden body, thin white top. Not much in the way of nose, a bit grassy, a certain estery note. Loads of spiciness on the taste, bready notes, dough, nice Belgian elements to this. Aftertaste of banana and clove, gives the impression of a wheat beer on the way out... strange, but I like this a lot.


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