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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
In the Spirit of legendary gold rush born on the mighty rivers of our Golden State of California, we off Rio d’Oro, or River of Gold. Brewed with Belgian pilsner and caramel malts, Styrian Golding hops and Belgian yeast from East Flanders, this tresure glitters with aromas of tropical fruits and dry effervescent finish. A shining nugget to add to your cache, Rio d’Oro is truly worth its weight in gold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle shared at Zach & Matt’s tasting. Pours golden amber with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity, yeasty, hoppy. Finish is slighly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
hazy golden amber golden color. Beautiful bready nose with floral undertones. Moderately hoppy, tangerines, bready. Well balanced. Alcohol well hidden full body. Very well executed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
Big, fruity take on Duvel that doesn’t get the light, effervesent body right, but is still a decent tripel. Sweet and a moderate hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, honey, pineapple and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, honey, light spice and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering straw finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Sampled on 2/12/2013. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, yeasty and spicy. A medium bodied Belgian Golden Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with some orange, pineapple and tropical. The hops are citrusy and spicy. Decent carbonation. Fruity and spicy. Lots of flavors going on here, fruity, estery, spicy and some yeasts. Hides the alcohol very well. Very easy drinking. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours slightly cloudy amber orange with a finger thick cream colored head. Full floral, spice and caramel nose and flavor with bready malt as well. A bit of the esters and citrus fruit shining through as well. Really complex and smooth drinking. Hides the ABV well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4220) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. It pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma is surprisingly weak. Spicy woody hops with some lemon orange citrus.  Flavor is herbal spruce pine hops. Estery yeast. Some orange spicy finish. A bit sweet. Bitter finish. Interesting beer that I would like to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a rich light malt flavor that exhibits sweet Belgian yeast characteristics and a very dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Dark Golden pour with bright white 1 finger head. Highly carbonated and clear. Strong yeast nose with citrus and grassy hop notes.Good balance of semisweet malts, grassy hops tapers off relatively dry. Bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours orange tinged gold with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is quite fruity - full of mixed esters. Near full bodied. Flavor is pretty much exotic fruit with a nice caramel backing and some yeast/spice points. It’s very clean - which distinguishes it from many Belgians. The mouth feel is a little slick. Perhaps that’s an indicator of the alcohol. Otherwise the heat is in the exhalation. Very, very nice.

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