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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of bananas, cloves. Tastes sweet and sugary with some citrussy hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2008
22 oz. bottle on 10/08/2008. Clear gold pour with a healthy and long lasting white head, reasonable lace. Fruity, floral aroma of banana and peach, some light honey, and a subtle spiciness. The sweet fruity flavors come on quickly and linger, but a welcome gentle bitterness makes its presence known in time to leave a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, nice crispness, clean finish. I really liked this, and it seems under appreciated in the ratings. Good malt flavors and a pretty good balance are a testament to the efforts of this small Durham brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2008
650 ml. Mostly clear, burnt orange-amber with a big creamy head that lasts for the duration. Aromas of pear baked with brown sugar and a dash of earthy spice and banana. Flavor is initially sweet caramel apple and banana, turns to tingly orange, nutmeg, and light oak in the finish. Near-medium body is dry, extremely smooth and slightly chest-warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Thanks to JCB for the bomber. Clear amber color with a large head. Aroma of pears, apricots and biscuit with a little banana and yeast. Spicy cloves, especially at the finidh. Yeastier as you get near the bottom of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5685) - 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?

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12506) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - 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.

   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.

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