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The Bruery 5 Golden Rings



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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our ’12 Days of Christmas’ winter seasonal ale series. This is the only golden ale in the bunch but it definitely packs a holiday punch. We spiced up this 11.5% ABV ode to Winter with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with some delicious sweet and tangy pineapple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Beverage World for Christmas 2013. Pours a golden orange color with small head. Aroma is pineapple....wow is it pineapple. Maybe some ginger and other spices. Taste is super sweet. It's heavy on the palate. Great beer to try, but couldn't drink too much because of the sweetness and pineapple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle opened on Christmas Eve. Golden with a white head (fitting). Overwhelming pineapple juice, belgian yeast, a bit of holiday spice, moderate+ carbonation, sweet fruity body, odd beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Harsh nutrasweet note on top of over ripened pineapples. Drinks like a vodka and pineapple juice, which I would never voluntarily drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours an orange color with white head. Has a citrus smell. Taste is sweet and citrus with a hint of spice at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (997) - Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Golden orange with a fruity sweet aroma. Spice and heavy fruit sugars make the cloying, but there is something I like about it. No need for more than one though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Deep golden color. Aroma is ginger, fruitcake, and pineapple. Taste is light ginger spicing, sweet caramel and cherry, and ripe pineapple. Sweet spiced pineapple lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Golden orange pour with a soft head. Aroma is ginger, pineapple and sweet spices. Taste is too sweet. It has a cloying taste that hangs in the throat. I need a beer with a bitter bite!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2762) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours an orange amber color with aroma of Belgian yeast, barnyard funk, pineapple, and spice. Very sweet pineapple flavor with candii sugar, Belgian yeast, and hint of holiday spice. Good lacing. Nice holiday beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (903) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
750 ml bottle purchase a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($10.79). Pours a dark orange-amber hue with one finger of white foam. AROMA of sweet fermented pineapple, white wine (sauvignon blanc), Belgian yeast (reminiscent of Duvel), and some holiday spice. FLAVOR of overly sweet pineapple (like the heavy syrup in canned pineapple), some unfortunate metal-acidic element, spice with ginger standing out, and rather noticeable big alcohol. Rather cloying finish with some lingering booze. The aroma is pretty good, but the flavor is distracting and falls short. I liked the others in this series, but this was a disappointment. (213, 831)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3877) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, spices, spicy yeast, other light fruits, some hints of alcohol, and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best blend of all the components.

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