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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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 (4219) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4273) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Pours a rather attractive, if not stunning, solar yellow with a fairly thick white head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity overtone that is mainly apple and banana with a hint of pear. Flavor - now that’s flavor! - fills the mouth with fruit, again mostly apple and banana and a little pear, with a malty undertone and hints of butterscotch and caramel. Texture has firm body and a strong, persistent fizz. Had in a can - I bet it’s spectacular on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3575) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
12 oz. can courtesy of a trade with crajun. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head that fades away by the second sip and leaves scant lace. There is a hint of Belgian yeast in the aroma along with some white sugar. The flavor is mild Belgian yeast that is lightly fruit along with some white sugar sweetness. A bit of lemon in the flavor as well. Mild bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1101) - , Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
from can via NC via John! interesting beer - golden pour with nice aroma; the interesting part is the taste - creamy (and a creamy palate) with a little unidentified funk - nothing bad, just different; will try again and re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Pours golden hay in the glass with a fizzy white head. Aromas of citrus and spiced yeast tickle the nostrils before a sip of crisp, balanced orange, spiced apple and slightly boozy yeast coat the palate. Finish is smooth and clean with the lightest lingering of orange rind.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Very interesting beer that had a hint of belgian taste and a hint of a straight golden ale. Aroma was very sweet and sugary but the taste was smooth. Good alcohol and it comes in a can. This would be a nice beer to have while camping or doing outdoor activities. Pack it in, pack it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2011
12 oz. can as a trade bonus from JCB- thanks, J! Pours a pale gold color with a small bone white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, pale malts, dried fruits, straw, and booze. Flavor of apples, white grapes, sweet malts, and minerals. Tart, dry mouthfeel with a light body and moderate carbonation. The flavor hides the 8% ABV well, but the nose does not. Really unusual beer, and I had no idea what to expect. Would work well as a lawnmower beer if you want to finish with a buzz.

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