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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is a similiar beer to Guldenbiere 2005. This version was brewed using a different yeast, no spices, and a lower ABV. The only visible way to tell the difference is the ABV and description (no spices) on the neck tag.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
One of the last bottles in the cellar. Pours a clear clean yellow color with a small fast vanishing white head. The cork smelled sour like vinegar which had me worried. Lively carbonation. The aroma was of light Belgian notes with minimal sour notes. The taste was of light and sweet with some banana in the finish. Dry on the palate with a crisp finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
<b><i>2006 Vintage</i></b>

<b>7/28/2007</b>: North by Northwest Guldenbiere 2006 smells yeasty with some additional aromas of wheat and fruit. This beer has a cloudy yellow/golden color with a white head and nice lacing. The flavor is lambic-like with some fruitiness and a balanced level of bitterness. The body is light and heavily carbonated, but the palate is smooth and somewhat mellow. It isn’t nearly as fizzy as the 2005 Vintage was. Overall this beer is pretty good, but unfortunately it isn’t anything too terribly exciting or special.

<i>Sample from 750 mL bottle (7.5% ABV) shared by moejuck at the "Columbus Tasting: Ate, now with gramatical errors" event. Thanks! Rating #19 for this beer...</i>

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Body-very clear and light with a thick foamy head. Nose-cottony, alcohol, light white spices. Taste-honey, cantaloupe, medium to high sweetness, very soft, lotion, lightly sticky, cloying, way too much honey flavors. Too sweet as it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Yellow straw like color with a lacy decent head. Thick body. Honey hits you at first in the taste and smell. Very sweet. Ginger and some fruit in the taste as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2008
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of ginger, coriander, mustiness, and biscuit. Flavor of sweet malts, peach, pear, honey, and floral hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
750 ml bottle, fruity blueberry nose, very carbonated, heavy ginger, honey flavors

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2008
750 ml bottle into Pizza Port pint glass; obtained from fly, my 2007 Secret Santa (thanks to him for this seemingly very rare beer). Yeasty smells all over the place; lemony and skunky at first, it reminds me of a pilsener more than a Belgian beer. When you stick your nose in the glass you get the more characteristic bready and horseblanket aromas, with an undercurrent of woodland berries. Medium bodied in the mouth and very soft, the very gentle carbonation goes well with lactic sweetness in the finish. Lightly fruity middle with very identifiable notes of juicy pear. Reminds me a little bit of a green-tea mochi ball in the flavor both in the middle and late in the finish. A refreshing beer that does what it does well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
I finally make it on the Top 50 Master Raters List! 25.4 oz bottle. Kept foaming over even after two glasses were poured out. Cloudy straw with a coating white head. Leaves speckles of lace. Nose is funky lemon custard and yeast. Tastes similar; lightly tart milky citrus, some floral and mild grapefruit pith.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5095) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
25 oz bottle, shared by mj. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a small fizzy white head that fell to a thin covering and a small bubbly ring. Nose is quite funky and floral with a good dose of yeast and a touch of honey. The flavor is pretty tame compared to the aroma, some perfume like notes and light spices with a really nice yeast character. Some sweetness and hay notes on the finish. Mouthfeel is light -medium bodied with moderate fine fizzy carbonation. A pretty nice beer, this really seemed to have some type of spicing going on even though it said it didnít. I guess itís all yeast derived. Iíd like to try the other version of this now.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
750mL bottle, 2006, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Cloudy, yellowish-honey color; white head with good retention and lacing. Dense, floral-dominated aroma; plenty of fresh-cut flowers, white pepper, and yeast. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: the characteristics are more of a standard belgian golden ale: floral notes, belgian sugar, and yeast; basic chewy belgian beer, a bit of a let-down from the nose. Medium, doughy and yeasty finish.


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