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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of caramel and pilsner malts with lemon zest and citrus hops, coriander, banana, clove, and other Belgian yeast smells. T - Starts off with a mix of pilsner and caramel malts with some citrus hops, coriander, and clove. Through the middle some floral hops come through with some mild bitterness alongside more Belgian yeast flavors including some banana, more spices, and some other farmhouse esters. The finish is mix of caramel and pilsner malts, Belgian yeast esters, and spices. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and estery finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice BSPA with good overall balance. Nice yeast forward flavors.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1915) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13432) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11940) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1571) - 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.

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