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Liefmans Goudenband

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Brewed by Liefmans (Moortgat)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Infinitely complex in aroma and flavor with notes of maltiness and tartness throughout. An unsurpassed old brown with the richness and complexity of a vintage wine.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5662) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle @ St. Nicolas, Brussels. Pours very dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, leaving some nice sugary lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, oak, light sourness, hints of redwine, balsamico, little spice. Flavor is nicely sour, malty, light caramel, vinegar, balsamico, wood, notes of dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting tart / sour finish. 290714

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (62) - Parabita, ITALY - JUL 24, 2014
Una sour davvero ottima, si presenta con un colore ambrato scuro e un generoso cappello di schiuma, all’odore e al sapore risalta immediatamente un carattere vinoso, con un buon corpo e una media carbonazione

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (2993) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle @ ’t Poatersgat. Pours hazy very dark ruby brown with small beige head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of fruit and subtle touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, quickly receding into intense vinous notes that stay long after the sip has gone down the hatch. Mild hoppy notes. Good stuff, but I was rather surprised to find the pronounced sweet hints, especially in the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at Old town Paradiso. Pours a clear cherry reddish brown with silky beige head that fades to the edge. Aroma is sweet dark cherries, funky tang and light sweet oak. Flavor is complex sweet cherries, vanilla, and caramel malt with toffee. Finish of sweet fruit tang with bright carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Beautiful lactic sour, dark fruit, and oaky wood aroma. Taste is very full flavored. Sour is muted compared to some sours, maybe 3 or 4 of 10 sour. Great balance, great woody flavors. Some finishing sweetness that tastes like it comes from the wood. Very complex ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (82) - GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Recht dunkle, colaähnliche Farbe mit fingerdickem Schaum. In der Nase Champagner, Wein, Früchte, etwas alkoholisch aber sehr komplex. Säuerlich am Gaumen mit schönen Champagnernoten und ausgeprägten,sommerlichen Früchten. Tolle Kohlensäure und schön abgerundet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep dark brown with reddish hue. Light tan head. Aroma is sweet and sour cherry and apple. Clear taste rollows nose. Taste is a little stronger than aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (1144) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Film and halo of tan head. Sour cherry. Kirsch. Brown bread, grainy maltiness. Light bonfire toffee. Some dried vinous fruit in there, too. Taste is light sour. Boozy sweetness. An apple core dryness and bitterness, gives balance. Palate is smooth. Finish is dry and tart, with a little lingering, fruity sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lele (90) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2014
Birra di grandissima complessità, lo si vede anche dall’aroma. In bocca si percepisce subito un agrodolce, o più che altro acido, per poi evolvere verso la fine in un affumicato e tostato di classe, che ricorda un whisky. Purtroppo è decisamente acida per i miei gusti. Ma a chi l’acido non dispiace, decisamente la consiglio.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1435) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap: brown color with some red hues. Light brown frothy head that sticks around the edge for quite a while with some spotty lacing. Sweet tart apple aroma with a smooth feel and acidic vinegar flavor finish. This vinegar is mainly in the aftertaste. Other flavors I noticed were rubber, tart raspberry, with some flat cola. Overall, pretty awesome.


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