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RATINGS: 719   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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3.3
SaintMatty (7522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2009
330ml Bottle (Drink, Tallinn) - Golden in colour. Fruity and hoppy aroma with a hint of sweetness. Fruity taste with some nice bitter elements and some slightly spicy malty notes.

3.3
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 330ml, 7,2%. Clear, golden colour, small white head. Suga, syrup and yeast in aroma. More yeast and some sticky hops in the flavor. Also hints of honey and slighty bitter finish.

3.3
McGarnigle (654) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2009
On sale, but still well ahead of drink by date of 09.28.09. Golden body, fab lacy head. Nice body moderate carbonation. Brewed in France, but I cannot help but think of it as a Belgian. Yeasty, earthy, dry. Really not that fruity to me. Some hop presence. Pretty easy to drink.

3
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
500 ml can at Chancey Smith’s in London, ON- Sparkling gold pour unleashes a frothy bleached white cap. Some lace left behind, with some retention. Nose of honey, grains, lemon, grassy hops. Tastes of sweet grains, honey, floral hops, grass, straw. Quite the sharp hop profile towards the finish, prickly carbonation. Good.

3.4
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
A light golden body with a good head. A tad dry witha sweet taste and a frutiy aftertaste. A small touch of alcohol.

3.7
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
[corked bottle] Floral hops aroma along with some tangy butterscotch that is not diacetyl. Clear dark yellow with a foamy white cover that quickly drops. Flavour begins sort of like a belgian blonde ale with woody, floral hops together with spicy phenolics that are subtle, but detectable. A woody bitterness comes in later with a refreshing sour wheat and a touch of ethanol. Overall, very well balanced and tasty. Very quaffable for strength. Medium body, medium carbonation, woody bitter finish.

3.2
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2009
Orange and lemon citrus with floral and honey-like musty notes in the aroma. Lightly hazy golden blond body is topped by a generous white head that recedes to a lasting cover with some lacing. Flavour is quite dry with musty and grassy character. Sweetness emerges and lingers in the aftertaste along with fruity esters. Medium body with strong, pointy carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB 28/04/08) purchased through Bièropholie in Jun-07.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear orange with an average, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, grain), light hops (flowers, grass), heavy yeast (dough, horse blanket, earth) with notes of apple, pear, pepper, and coriander. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 3, 2009
This is a not that great of a brew. It has a nice golden pour with an extremely malty smell and some hints of hops but very faint. There is no aroma nor is there any lacing. The flavor is very bland and could use some more substance. It has good carbonation and nice use of malt but the bitterness could use some work and maybe add some flavor.

2.5
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2009
The pour produces a slightly hazy orange/gold with a creamy white head that leaves great lacing. The nose is grainy, with corn husk, floral hops, honey and not much else. The flavour is equally grainy, with notes of corn, leafy hops, and that characteristic funky vegetal high-fermentation temp flavour. Bier de Garde’s have never been my thing, but this one really turned me off. It just tastes rotten. The palate, despite the flavour, is very nice, as it is creamy, appropriately carbonated and slightly warming in the finish, that ends a little syrupy though.


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