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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to the Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.

Release #1: 8.3%
Release #2: 9.1%
Release #4: 9.6%
Release #5: 8.6%
Release #11: 8.8%
Release #14: 8.9%
Release #19: 8.3%

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gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
bubblegum, very estry nose. A bit more character, almost creamy mouth. Bubblegum finish

3.3
jonno (2761) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
For me strong golodens either sing or don’t do too much for me - unfortuantely for me the latter is true. Big, beefy a tad sticky, but not bustling with flavour or character. THe brainless on peaches faired a bit better IMHO.

3.9
superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Release 27, bottled 1/1/2012. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, banana, grape, bread, clove, pepper, floral, candi sugar, grass, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity and spicy yeast esters. Taste of pear, apple, banana, grape, bread, clove, floral, pepper, grass, candi sugar, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, floral, clove, candi sugar, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters with malt sweetness; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian golden ale. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
An unfiltered golden ale with a thick white head. Very mild and sweet, silky palate. Taste is subtle, honey and raspberries over a sweet maltiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
pempem (4) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
The first time I tasted this beer, I must admit I was a bit in a haze. But even then, I realized that I had just tasted the finest beer in my life. Many many months later, and after trying so many similar beers, I still hold fast to giving this beer the title of the Greatest Beer in the World!

3.4
fonefan (49343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Release #35 ]. ABV: 8.4%. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, riped fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, candy yeasty, yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120914]

2.8
Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear light golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is lemon peel, pepper and a bit of smoke. Flavor is sweet, lemon sugar and light sweet malts.

3.2
theoncle (61) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2012
Ampolla 65cl. En nas tocs d’aranja i força floral. El gust és molt similar a l’aroma. L’alcohol i es present, es nota. El final és amarg. Quan s’escalfa una mica es més dolça i es va dissipant el sabor de l’alcohol inicial. M’agrada’t.

3.4
drowland (8730) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
11/14/12. 22oz bomber shared by nulledge! Mostly clear golden pour with a small off-white head. Fruity, sweet, banana aroma with light corn. Very sweet flavor with light (colored) sugar, fruit, and more banana. Eh.


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