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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5173) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Pours a rather attractive, if not stunning, solar yellow with a fairly thick white head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity overtone that is mainly apple and banana with a hint of pear. Flavor - now that’s flavor! - fills the mouth with fruit, again mostly apple and banana and a little pear, with a malty undertone and hints of butterscotch and caramel. Texture has firm body and a strong, persistent fizz. Had in a can - I bet it’s spectacular on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Sweet aroma sugary but nice aroma. Sweet good flavor. Almost syrupy. Nice spicy flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Nice strong malt flavor for a golden beer. The Hop is slight yet noticable. This is a great drinking beer. One of my favorites from this brewer.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Draft at Bull McCabes. Dark yellow to orange hue with thin head and big lacing. Nose is Belgian candi sugar, pears and apples, and sweet malts and wheat. Flavor follows suit with a big sweet Belgian fruit and malt profile, good hop balance, finishes quite sweet. Smooth and creamy texture with a modest alcohol presence and full-bodied goodness. A thick sweet Belgian that borders on cloying, not for mass consumption, I’m already feeling very full....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Deep yellow with fluffy white head and lace. Bread, rock candy, and belgian yeast. Hint of abv warmth, nice finishing bitter. Thin and foamy kept this from being a much better beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2010
very good Belgian flavors and aromas with a little extra sweetness that distinguishes it as an American Belgian-style. didn’t seem very high alcohol

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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 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.

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