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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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(Translation from French):
In the XIV century, the good beers were called Goudale, Goudalle or Good Ale. There were sold for 2 deniers a pot at a merchant called Goudalier.

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3.6
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Dark Golden pour with a light white head. Aroma is honey, some spicy malt, light molasses, brown sugar, yeast. Mouthfeel is lightly silky. flavors include light honeyed malt, spicy, bready. nice spicey bready character but a tad thin. 3.3

Edit: as this warms it takes on a nice tart zingy character which greatly improves it in my opinion 3.6

3.6
SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
750 ml corked & caged; pours clear dark gold with eggy white head fading slowly; stale honey, dry wheat, a little lemon and wildberry; has a creamy wheat feel to it; drinks smooth with light creamy texture; some sweet honey and dried flowers, but overall the flavor profile is very thin; alcohol level is very deceptive and to me drinks more like 4%; smooth, super drinkable, silky dry malt and honey; I’m enjoying this, but it’s really not very interesting, flavor wise; great for partnering with some food though

3.1
danielyabu (1706) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 13, 2010
large rocky white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear thin yellow body. aroma: citrus and cookie. if: moderate sweet light acidic bitter. ff: light sweet bitter; average duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation and metallic and light alcoholic finish. 80 skol
aroma cítrico, meio azedo,puxando pra limão, aparenta ser mais alcoólica q seus 7.2%, dulçor caramelizado

3.2
cagou007 (1222) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2010
Aromas of fruits, yeast and cereals. Medium carbonation. Finish is long and spicy. A good "bière de garde", even if not the best one !

3.6
bergstaden (3265) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
Golden with white head - aroma is of some yeast and spice - good malt body with hints of spice and yeast - very good and drinkable

3.1
AlbertC (277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2010
Aroma is yeast, coriander, belgian blonde style. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly sour, spicy, caramel malts and very good bitterness more than balancing up the sweet.

3
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
Bottled 750ml. Aromas of barley and wheat, not very complex. Bit dry finish. Fresh, fairly drinkable, at least while accompanying my food.

3.1
evergreen0199 (3527) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Large can bought at Leclerc supermarket Boulogne, France. An almost syrup like musty aroma. Tastes malty, hoppy, bitter, caramel, wheaty. Quite boozy actually. Bearing in mind I was in France, this wasn’t a bad beer I guess.

2.1
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
Sitting in an empty field in the Rhône valley, slowly becoming mad by an eternally blowing mistral wind, I thought it was time to open up one of the more commonly available biere de gardes in France. Now why did I do that again? It smells like near-rotting vegetables and it tastes like urine. I instantly imaging such a French toilet that’s nothing more than a hole in the ground. At least it finishes slightly bitter and spicy, and it looks decent with a huge white head that leaves loads of lacing. Better leave it on the table to look at then, while I go get something else to drink.

3.3
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in an elongated tulip glass. The beer pours a light amber color, with a moderate off-white head. The nose shows some initial skunkyness, before transitioning to more inviting aromas of malt and subtle Belgian/Continental yeast esters. The palate replicates these items, showing Germanic malt sweetness in the approach and mid-palate, before some estery notes; the latter falling short of Trappist proportions, but fairly noticeable, just the same. Carbonation seems slightly low, but this may be more a matter of personal preference, rather than stylistic error. The finish leaves a restrained malt/ester note. Overall, a seemingly stylistically accurate beer that is pleasant, but also fairly unmemorable.


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