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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 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 (4045) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Poured a clear golden color. Head was thin, white, and left a little lace behind. Aroma was of clove and alcohol. Slightly sweet on the tongue with subdued clove and alcohol flavors. Mouth feel was a bit thin. There was some pleasant fresh malty cereal grain at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
WBF. Golden with no haze. The head is med /thick and white. The aroma is sour, has some must, sweet aroma. The flavor is exactly the same. Definitely Belgian but remains fairly one dimensional. Some GOP would "spice" this up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 Draft. Golden color similar to a light ale with large, visible bubbles. Almost no head, just a paper-thin white layer on top. Citrus fruits, bread, and alcohol make up the nose. Quite an interesting blend of peppery spice and sourness in the flavor with plenty of alcoholic heat following it down. The soda bubbles add to the peppery mouthfeel and make for a very sharp palate. I’m thrilled to see a new brewery in Durham, and one that focuses on Belgians is perfect. They’ve yet to blow me away with their regular offerings, but I have found their beers are getting better the more I try them. (rerate) I hate to pan local brewery I want to love, but the more I’ve had this beer, on tap and in cans, the less happy I am with it. My last 6-pack was extremely sour to the point it was difficult to drink. Please come out with something new, or clean up your current offers, cause I really want to be a fan of you guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Pours a golden color with very little head. Fruity aroma hints at peach, pineapple, and pear. This one is a bit bready at the start before giving way to tropical fruitiness. The carbonation is a little soft for the style and the alcohol is very well hidden. A good start for this new brewery.

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