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RATINGS: 65   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2009
(Draught) Pours a pale golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange peel, florals, clove, banana, and toasted biscuit. Flavor of coriander, grass, candi sugar, peach, banana, and apricot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11635) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
22oz (unlabeled) bottle acquired in trade with emacgee (thanks!). Poured a medium golden color with a huge sized white head. AAromas of spices, citrus, yeastiness, bready, and bananas. Tastes of citrus, bananas, lighter spices, and sugary sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8980) - 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12oz can, thanks to Jay. More hazy golden color, good thin persisting white head. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, some belgian-esque yeast flavor. Attractive maltiness. Estery, nice spice taste, some sweet zest. Some orange. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, but more dry texture. Enjoyable strong golden ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6790) - 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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