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Triangle Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale



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This strong golden ale showcases a variety of the ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Triangle beers. The Strong Golden is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers adding an undercurrent of fruitiness (although there is no fruit in the beer). Very lightly filtered the Golden exhibits complex mouthfeel, strong malt flavors, a spicy hop presence and soothing alcohol warmth, followed by a clean, dry finish. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself. Malts: Two row pale, Cara Pils, White Wheat, Accidulated malt, and Belgian Candi Sugar Hops: Magnum, Styrian Golding, and Saaz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1177) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Beer pours a golden wheat color, clear with minimal head. Doesn't look like anything special. Aroma is subtle, with some berries and caramel in the smell. Taste is solid with some sweet strawberry and light malty noted coupled with a boozy undertones. Overall a decent beer but lacking some complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12 oz. can from Trader Joe’s. Ar: Moderate spicy nose, banana, and some yeasty funk that gives off a slight rust note. Ap: Pours a hazy copper with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. T: Up front sweet, clove note, but there’s that awkward rust flavor here. Almost no alcohol burn. P: Medium-thick, mild carbonation, moderate stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at Brixx Chapel Hill pours golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Slight champagne note on the nose. Not much on the tongue. Doesn’t have any alcohol burn. Some hop bitterness on the finish to clean things up. Eh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3084) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12oz can from Gail’s Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet honey belgian yeast. Taste is butter, pepper, candy sugar, banana. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12oz can, thanks to Jay. More hazy golden color, good thin persisting white head. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, some belgian-esque yeast flavor. Attractive maltiness. Estery, nice spice taste, some sweet zest. Some orange. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, but more dry texture. Enjoyable strong golden ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1450) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Sweet aroma sugary but nice aroma. Sweet good flavor. Almost syrupy. Nice spicy flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1066) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Can. Nice take on belgian strong. Fairly clear orange, slightly weak head. The 8% is well hidden, the beer is fairly complex, estery characteristics, some hops, a bit spicy and somewhat refreshing, an accomplishment given the strength. Only issue was it was maybe a tad too sweet in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12 oz can purchased at Trader Joe’s in Raleigh, NC. pours a dark orange with a 1 finger white head. light Belgian yeast esters across the nose with heavier phenols. med body filled with notes of banana, citrus and light grain. sweet candi sugar comes in later and coats the finish along with more yeast esters and phenols. definitely fermented warm with lots of spice notes coming through.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3942) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
This is a slightly weird one. It smells like feet. It doesn’t taste bad at all, but isn’t really anything I would ever like to smell again. Not much to say about it, other than that I find it really weird that it’s in a can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From 1 year old archive: Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of light bubble gum and citrus, little fruit. Flavor is grainy wheat, citrus, some fruit, yeast and a light tartness. Light body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad.

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