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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
P: Dark golden apricot body with a decent crown of white creamy head that bubbles down to a thin silky layer. Wet lacing around the edges. S: Overpowering pineapple booze, tropical bubblicious gum, powdery yeast, ginger, white grapes, hints of honey, black pepper, allspice and cinnamon. Banana esters appear once agitated. T/M: Odd! Pineapple juice, lemon zest, a hefty dose of allspice, pickled ginger, clove and black pepper. Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth and creamy with just a pinch if stinging carbonation. Finish is semidry with cinnamon apple peels lingering in the back of the throat. Similar to drinking hot apple cider. Booze was not as abrupt as the smell and highlights the flavors. O: 5 rings of oddness. At first I hated this beer. The first smell and taste almost caused me to grab something else. But it really opened up once it warmed and had a chance to breathe. The pineapple is the elephant in the room that actually works to an extent. This is an interesting take on the style and I can’t say I hate it. I would like to see how this one ages for the next 7 years. May have to hunt another one down. Cheers!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Arve_Christian (4302) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
On bottle at Olympen. Golden color , good foam. Immediate intense aromas of pineapple. Medium body & complexity . On the sweet( sickening) side. Most was returned ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a small but well retained head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is inviting, it’s spicy with plenty of ginger & cinnamon, only lightly fruity with some cool funkiness that is akin to a damp towel that’s been chilln’ for a few days in an environment where it doesn’t dry out...
The flavor is really sweet, like some sort of spiced pineapple juice. It’s got some light bitterness, ginger, and booze. Just a lot going on, some of it I dig, some of it I don’t dig.

Probably not a shelf beer anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7520) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
bought this bottle in jacksonville i think, well, it had blood all over it so .. . pours a deep gold .. great spread out foam .. . quite sweet, and some mango to boot .. . an alright beer but the sweetness is just to much .. . . i own a cellphone. take that grandma!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a hazy golden amber color with a small creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was boozy apricot and pear. The flavor was tangy peach, apricot, alcohol, table sugar and pear. Long tangy and sour finish of apricot, pear, sugar and booze. Thick and full body. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from Beer Run, opened 12/30/13. Pours a murky orange color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of pretty much straight pineapple orange banana juice with a slight bit of maltiness. The taste is tart citrus, tart pineapple, bready malts, mild spice, a bit of banana and a very slight bitter note. Medium bodied, slight booze. While I suppose this is technically a beer, it would pair much better with your morning bacon and eggs. I could pretty much approximate this with a glass of juice and a shot of vodka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks! Definite nose and taste of pineapple....sweet. A little boozy. Tasty. ---Rated via iPad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (462) - 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 (2434) - 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 (669) - 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.

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