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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2752) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
On tap. Pours a clear, light copper with a small head. The aroma sports heavy esters with strong hints at apples and lighter spiced notes. The carbonation is medium on this and it shifts to the sticky side after a few sips. Lots of sweet fruit are here with suggestions of apples and bananas. The finish brings out a bit of wooden hoppiness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2008
tap. small white fizzy head into clear golden body (decent lacing present). aromas of yeast, light hops, a touch of grass, and a slight alcohol burn. flavors are moderately sweet into a light bitter. moderate finish length. watery texture. pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
Sampled in the presentation tent at WBF Raleigh. Pale straw color w/ medium head. Fruity bubblegum aroma. Very similar taste. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Draft in Hillsborough...not my favorite Belgian-style ale...watery in flavor and mouthfeel was flat. Pale in color, not fizzy. Also a bit sweeter than I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is yeast-some banana, some spice. Taste is clean-yeast-some banana, some spice, sweet medium malt. Dry, good effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2008
On draft at new Irish pub in Durham that I forget the name of. Poured a clear darkish straw color with a thin white head. Nice sweet, clean aroma with a tad of spice. Taste is sweet as well, but not cloying nor overly syrupy in the mouth. A short, crisp finish with some light spice. Sometimes tripels from smaller brewies can taste like candy, but this is a decent effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On tap at Players Retreat near NC State in Raleigh. Pours golden, little too clear, small white head. Aroma is yeasty with banana. Flavor is sort of typical, yeasty, banana flavor, little spicy. Taste is a little thin. All of the punch is in the aroma. Reminds me of North Coast Pranqster without the floaties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Tasted at the WBF. Pour: golden. Head: thin, white. Aroma: light, some malt. Flavor: light, some hops and malt. Palate: thin. Flavor: clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2007
The aroma began with a nice caramel malt presence coupled to a spicy hop and yeast presence. The aroma was estery and fruity to accompany the spice and malt. The beer arrived crystal clear pale golden with a low lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was fruity with a light bit of spice through the strong esters and some presence of alcohol. Caramel presence was fairly low. The flavor presented as herbal and quite nice. The finish was dry with some lasting spice into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a very low level of carbonation. Alcohol warming was notable post consumption. A good beer, but in need of a carbonation boost. Pint at VDH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Draught at Acme in Carrboro. Pours a light golden color with a small whispy white head. Aroma is very reminiscent of a tripel, lots of cloves, a little coriander, belgian yeast. Flavor mimics the nose and mouthfeel leaves a little bit to be desired. A nice starter beer for this up and coming brewery.

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