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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Hid alcohol almost unbelievably well. Very unusual. The pineapple was dominant and the spices weren’t very noticeable. This is a true rival to Mad Elf. Both are fruity Belgians that are deceptive in their strength. I wish this was a seasonal and not a one-off. Thankfully I have another bottle to age thanks to my brother and his fiancée. A very nice Christmas treat even if it wasn’t very Christmasy tasting. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium to dark gold with an average, off0white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light colored cake; underlying holiday spices; hints of alcohol when warmer; mostly pineapple; and put them all together to get pineapple upside down cake. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet, slightly acidic and lightly sour; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly sour. There was mostly pineapple, spicy yeast, underlying holiday spices, honey , light cake, pineapple upside down cake; The medium body was a bit oily with sort of soft carbonation and an ever so slight alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1367) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle to tulip Ginger, cinnamon, pineapple, mango, and candy. Translucent amber with no head. Taste is pineapple, ginger, candy, and quite syrupy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8462) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle - Spice, caramel and pineapple. Clearish gold with a decent. Sweet pineapple and spice with a rich syrupy sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured into a snifter. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited over a beer. Pineapple juice! 3.25 A: Murky orange brown color. Just over one finger of frothy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. 4.0 S: Smells as advertised. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice spiciness. Candied pineapple, mango, and sugarbread. Rich, sugary maltiness. They really nailed the pineapple, at least so far. 4.0 T: Tastes just like it smells. Lots of pineapple in this, through and through. It even has the slight tartness of pineapple juice. Mango and orange can be found as well. Spices mentioned above. Everything meshes into a unique beer experience that also happens to be quite tasty. 4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and not too syrupy like a lot of Bruery beers. 4.0 D: This may be my favorite installment of the Christmas series. It’s interesting and tasty. I think I have to go pick up another bottle. DavoleBomb, Jul 04, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99 from notes. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a bunch of fruits, citrus, tropical notes favoring pineapple, cinnamon, ginger, tons of sweetness that probably offsets the alcohol a bit, holiday spice, nice to try but I wouldn’t drink a bunch of this by myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle opened during the Christmas Movie Marathon on 12/20/14. Clear amber in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of candy, Belgian esters, malt, pineapple and slight herbs. Malty and candyish sweet flavor with pineapple accents before a peppery yeast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Pineapple juice, fruity, caramel, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jlax10 (19) - Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Had in cellar for two years.....can really smell the pineapple. Little to no head, and no lacing at all. Picking up a lot of citrus and pin able in the taste....very interesting beer. Glad I had it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle. I thought for sure this would be an oxidized mess. It is fantastic. The aroma is sweet, some cooking spices, fruity. The flavor is slightly tart, cinnamon, ginger, soft bready malt character. There are signs of oxidation, light cardboard, mustiness. I would drink this sooner then later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2535) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear golden with minimal head. The aroma has honey and orange zest. The taste is fairly sweet orange juice, light pineapple, a bit cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(750ml bottle) golden body, fine white bubbles. Nose of stonefruit, sweet, graham crackers, pineapple, apricot, peach, complex as hell. Taste of sweet fruit, peach, apricot, cotton candy, quite sweet but a really nice beer.

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