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RATINGS: 723   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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2.8
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head and a ton of visible carbonation bubbling up in the glass. The head has excellent retention leaving soapy chunks of lacing throughout the glass. Slightly skunky earthy aroma with a decent malt backbone and hints of wheat, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops and light fruit. Soft, tight carbonation with a slightly creamy body that thins out considerably throughout toward the finish. Ripe banana flavor with wheat, crsip light fruit, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops, alcohol astringency, apple and pear notes. A little funky with decent drinkability.

2.8
dj (640) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle, 330ml. A golden colour with a medium-sized white head. A sweet, hoppy aroma. Flavour is kinda hoppy, with some honey and yeast notes. Not bad, but I was expecting much more flavour from a beer with such high ABV. This is however the best French beer I’ve had, mostly because the others I’ve tried have been barely drinkable.

2.8
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 22, 2011
75cl bottle. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Cereals aroma of yeast and grain. Flavour is plain grain, some grass. Nothing stands out in this beer.

2.8
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Gayant Goudale Pours medium gold with a medium long lasting white head. Aroma of bananas and bread with some white wine and a slight herby grassiness. Flavor is yeasty and bready with a dry finish. Slightly metallic, but that waned as it warmed. Not a standout.

2.8
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on October 7. Pours a clear deep golden colour with a big white head that dissipates rather quickly while leaving lots of traces on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and a little stale. It’s rather subtle but I can detect honey, grass, spices and bread. Taste is very metallic with lots of iron. It’s slightly sweet and rather malty with some dried fruit and yeast. Finish is dry and metallic.

2.8
zacgillbanks (5726) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle was a gift from my mam & dad’s holiday to France. Golden coloured with a sweet and slight spicy fruity flavour, vanilla? and lemon? notes with a dry fruity, warming finish.

2.8
AndySnow (8356) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Golden colour with a white head. Yeasty aroma with some fruitiness. Sweet, fruity flavour.

2.8
BlackHaddock (8073) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
March 2011: Cork and caged 0.75 Litre brown bottle (Lot 2699 on the cork, no best before date, anywhere). Poured into three glasses, no sediment in any of them. The body was a clear amber, almost dark, dirty gold colour, a pure white head which produced some good lacing, sat on top. The aroma was of hops and mixed spices (nutmeg and coriander?). The mouthfeel was sharp, bitter and tangy, easy to drink but more ’middle of the road’ than exciting. A non-offensive sort of beer, a little lacking in flavour: the hop content blending in and hiding too much behind the grains within the brew.

2.8
Maximilien (22) - FRANCE - MAY 26, 2012
Bottled, 75cl. Golden color, with little foamy head. Aroma of malts and herbs. But taste is not what I expected. Taste was not perceptible enough. I should taste again to be sure it was not the bottle since the aroma was great...

2.8
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
Die Flasche ist schön, die Schaumkrone hält mittelmäßig. Im Geschmack ist es fruchtig-süß, fruchtig-hefig und alkoholisch. Der Nachgeschmackist malzig, alkoholisch. Nettes und frisches Biere de Garde. Test vom 21.9.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,10,9,8,11,10 - 9,70


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