Brewed by Brouwerij Toye
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Marke (Kortrijk), Belgium


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Kortrijk, 11 juli 1302. Een leger van Vlaams voetvolk verslaat het sterkste ridderleger uit die periode, het leger van de Franse koning tijdens de Guldensporenslag. Dit krachtig ambachtelijk gebrouwen bier is genoemd naar hun meest geduchte wapen: de ’Goedendag’.

Ingrediënten: water, gerstemout, hop, gist.

Coutrai, le 11 juillet 1302. L’armée la plus puissante de cette époque, les chevaliers du roi de France, Phillipe le Bel, est battue par les milices communales flamandes pendant la bataille des Éperons d’Or. Cette bière artisanale est nommée après leur arme redoutable: le ’Goedendag’.

Ingrédients: eau, malt d’orge, levure, houblon.

Kortrijk, the 11th of July 1302. During the Battle of the Golden Spurs a small army of Flemish infantry defeated the most powerfull (sic) army of that time, the knights of the French king. This traditional ale is named after their most feared weapon: the ’Goedendag’.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, yeast, hops.


olio's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7956) - Tampere, - JUL 19, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of herbs, citric fruits and grass. Flavour of citric fruits, yeas and pale malts. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1507) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2015
330 ml bottle at home. Pours hayisch yellow, small white head. Nice wheat aroma, lightly malt, some yeast white pepper. Medium body, medium sweetness, nice bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hugh (187) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Blond with generic blond flavour. Fleeting fruit and vague hop flavour. Amazingly similar to the product of a big commercial brewery. The brewer says in interview that it tastes like Duvel or Omer but a lirtltle fruitier, which indeed it is. An achievement to copy these beers in a small brewery, and oddly unambitious and pointless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (11229) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Blonde. Citric, soft herbal notes in the aroma. Sweetish alcoholic flavor. Thin. Hints of citrus. Grainy. Soft herbal aftertaste. Lacks character and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3999) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Straw blond colour. Sweet aroma with light banana and sugars. Flavour is a bit yeasty and soapy. Intense carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jyrsa (247) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle BBE 07/15. Pours almost clear and yellow with strong white head. Yeast, toast, citrus and honey. Medium bitter with slight sour notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery and light grassy. Bitter, light fruity. Estery and medium dry. Slight estery finish. Grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
psilosophy (564) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 20, 2015
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée assez pale, trouble; mousse abondante de tenue correcte. Des arômes d’ agrumeset de céréales, une bière assez sèche. Belle longueur en fin de bouche. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle at de Wolken. Had drunk before but not rated it seems. Typical Belgian blonde strong ale. Light citrus, Belgian yeastiness, little bit fruity. Memory is vague, notes are more vague.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
corkyrory66 (931) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
Bière blonde refermentée de 8 % abv. Couleur jaune clair brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers partout. Mousse blanche à gros flocons. Arômes de malt clair, houblon, foin, paille, mie de pain. 1ère bouche soyeuse à l’entame sur le houblon avec un rétro-nez malté. Arrière-bouche pas très dense, mais assez longue. 2ème à la belle texture. Houblon intéressant, mais maltage un peu limité. Arrière-bouche agréable. 3ème bouche diminue les impressions. L’ensemble est très léger. Arrière-bouche plus courte. La longueur tourne à la pils, mais en plus moelleux. La levure est douce, mais sans vraie personnalité. L’alcool est correct, mais pas progressif et sans soutien réel. (En fait il ne fait pas ses 8%). La finale est vraiment faible. CONCLUSION : avec un tel goedendag, les milices flamandes n’auraient pas gagné aux éperons d’or, et l’histoire en eut été complètement modifiée !! Toye est arrivé trop tard ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2015 Toye’s first, using the ’Guldensporenslag’ from 1302 as its theme. Creamy, off-white head, misty golden blonde robe. Aroma of citrus peel, pineapple, yoghurt, green apples, honey and also a bit phenolic, with a slightly chemical feel to it. Fruity taste, citrus touch, caramel and bready malts, finish mildly and aromatically hoppy. Just another tripel, but I intuitively feel the intention is good and something more interesting may come out of this brewery sooner or later.

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