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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (733) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5673) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11386) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (2737) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle:   Golden, a little shade darker and fiery, thin to moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Bright bready aroma, a little fruitiness, slight funk.   Sweet, fruity, and bready up front.   Pretty much like most American brewed Belgian Style Goldens, but this one is nice in that its not overly bready.   Sweet, but not cloying.   A bit more fruity than others.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Clean finish, just as it started, fruity, bready, and sweet without being cloying or sticky.   Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16492) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
9th June 2013
Hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Minerally crisp palate. Semi dry pale malt, with a little spice. Mellow citrus. Crispy finish. Pretty bored of middle of the road Belgian ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a clear amber-orange with a large white foamy head, and good lacing. smell is faint with some fruit. taste is creamy, fruit heavy on the pear, some sweetness, and caramel. ends a little dry and somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
Smallish offwhite head. Clear amber body with lots of little floaties. Fruity floral marzipan aroma with caramelized sugar notes. Dry-sweet dried fruit and oily funky taste with caramelly papery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy caramelly fruity taste with floral herbal spicy notes. Nice, drinkable, full of flavour. (0.65l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Tap. This beer was pretty lame. :-( Too many hops. But that is what the brewer is known for. Slick and phony. Ultra clear. There was some grainyness that I liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10999) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
clear dark orange, fizzy offwhite head. aroma is like a tamed belgian blonde with some flowery notes. mild note of belgian yeasts, flowery hoppy note too. Hop profile is sort of more complex than your usual belgian, with flowers and exotic fruits - but it is quite in the background. flavor is yeasty, spicy, fruity, dry, true to belgian style, and tastes well-brewed, balanced. Really nice taste in fact.

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