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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Yellow, big white head. Very yeasty, fruity aroma. Flavor is also yeasty, with notes of banana and bubblegum, plus some citrus, too. Maybe clove, too?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
fluffy gold, fluffy white head, smooth fresh palate. definite bannana yeast presence. good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer: Pours a transparent deep golden bronze with a large, airy, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity caramel malt, some clove and light fruity esters along with a doughy Belgian yeast strain. Body starts with good full sweet maltiness and a mild hop bitterness with pleasant clove spice before a slightly drier yeasty finish. An authentic and enjoyable Belgian strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks wilkie) Large white head atop murky apple cider body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some candi sugar, pepper, pineapple syrup, light yeast, wheat. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, mango, peach, some candi sugar, light pepper. Medium body, some dryness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1830) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Draft at some hotel in Durham.

Pretty nice belgian ale, light in color with lots of lace, heavy on the fruity estersbut generally quite enjoyable and considerably better than what I expected to find on the hotel tap. Reasonable yeast spiciness, well concealed abv. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 22oz from Parker & Otis, Durham. Very clear golden pour, with faint hints of amber in there. Lively carbonation, decent head. The aroma is crisp and hoppy, but also sweetly candied. A nice, moderate mouthfeel, ever so slightly slick owing to the sweet malts. But the finish is dry, hoppy, and a touch spicy. Nice one from the locals in Bull City.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Hazy tangerine pour and a thin off-white head. Bananas and spice on the nose. Lots of yeast and fruity esters. Slightly balanced with subtle hints of complexity

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a semi-cloudy orange, with a small white head. Smells of light Belgian candu sugar, strong malt, and citrus fruit. Standard, but simple. The flavor is pretty crisp andclean, nothing too complex, just easy drinking with decent maltand sweet sugar flavors. I got just a touch of some hop presence in the finish which gave it some balance, which was nice. Pretty drinkable, but probably wouldnt reach for it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
22 oz bottle from trade with durhambeer. Thanks Bob! Pours a light golden color with a small white head. Aroma of bananas, coriander, spices and yeast.Taste brings in a hint of clove , bananas, malt and light spices.Nicely balanced with a pleasent malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Name: Belgian Golden Ale
Date: 05/17/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, NC

Appearance: clear dark gold, fine dirty white head, solid lace except for the Jesus toast,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of fruity esters and light balancing spicyness,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of orange and apricot, light growing spicyness adds complexity plus a bit of balance, fleeting hint of fusel alcohol,
Overall: rootie tootie, sweet and fruity

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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