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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (780) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1398) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2016
Ámbar turbio y espuma marfil. Aromas de mermelada de fruta amarilla, anís, especias ligero alcohol. Cuerpo denso y sedoso, con sabor dulce de fruta amarilla y anís con final seco.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6182) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey, pale golden colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish, fruity, slightly bready malty aroma, notes of apricot, mirabelle, hints of cheesecake. Taste is sweet fruity, slightly tacky, notes of apricot, bitter hoppy overtones - too weak to present a real counterweight to the sweetness -, biscuity, caramel malty basis, cautious hints of peppery yeasty spiciness in the finish; soft palate, viscid texture. Rather monotonous, too sweet; or at least too sweet for the lack of complement.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
@ Basunen 15-9-19: Tydlig doft av hö. Det samma i smaken tillsammans med en tydlig ton av karamell. Lite väl söt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1804) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 100ml sample. Dried sweet-and sour fruit, light sweetness and a touch of alcohol. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Bonito aspecto dorado y compacto. Clara. Muy escasa espuma, cuesta sacarla, mejor cuando se calienta un poco. Buen aroma, de uva y pan. Junto con el alcohol recuerda a moscatel. Maginifico cuerpo y textura, muy cremosa. Sabor intenso y final seco propio del estilo. Intensidad de aromas con recuerdos florales, pero sobre todo predominio de la uva. Punto especiado y de amargor. Definitivamente entra en el estilo, aun hecha en USA, pero con una aportación original. Una cerveza para disfrutar en tragos cortos.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1809) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours in very clear amber, almost pink, body with low head. Aroma has spicy character, banana, peach, caramel, malty. Taste has high malty sweetness, caramel notes, the bitterness is low, earthy. Body is oily with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle (65 cl) from beergium.be. Clear amber, small head. Bready, fruity aroma with pears, almond and some bubble gum. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Bottled, from Vinoble Dalum. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Malty and fruity aroma with peach and pineapple dominating, spicy hints and a bit of oxidation. Sweetish, tropical fruity flavour with some bready malt notes. Lacks some of the dryness and hops that make good Belgian strong ales so dangerously drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @CBC Clerkenwell, pours golden white head. Belgium style to a T. Great nose of spices and pepper. Caramel sweetness at the start of the mouthful going on to a lingering bitter finish with the spices coming out after the mouthful has finished.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is very yeasty, belgian spice, peppery.Taste of caramel, spices, little banana. Sweet with a bitter finish. Everything I don’t like about Belgian beer.


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