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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our ’12 Days of Christmas’ winter seasonal ale series. This is the only golden ale in the bunch but it definitely packs a holiday punch. We spiced up this 11.5% ABV ode to Winter with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with some delicious sweet and tangy pineapple.

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jfb (7299) - GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
(bottle) murky orange colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and alcohol, with a hint of nettles and cheesecake. flavour is mostly caramel and grape juice, with a heavy sweetness, lots of alcohol, some lemons and brown sugar. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

AdamChandler (5252) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Light orange lots of fruit and pineapple aroma. Smells like a fruit salad. Boozy finish. Lots of fruit juice. Pineapple and apple and clove. This is solid. Abv is decently hidden.

AirForceHops (8288) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
750 ml bottle RS purchase. Color is a mostly clear orange with a tiny ring of head. Aroma is a metric ton of pineapple with light cinnamon.

Flavor is a lot of pineapple, an array of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and Ginger) I really don’t enjoy ginger root and I have that flavor here. The body is medium the a sweet fruity finish. The ABV is pretty well hidden of course I can only taste pineapple and spice. I’m about to compare right against the Bourbon Barrel version. I hope the BBA gives this a better complexity.

Travlr (27125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Hazy golden color, small white edge head. Aroma of boozy pineapple. Taste is boozy pineapple. Too big for me.

AndySnow (8402) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Drankencentrale de Hopduvel, Belgium.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, caramel, grapefruit, ginger, spices, floral.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, raisin, ginger, herbal, floral.

gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Very nice BSA that had all of the good characteristics of the style with a winter twinge to it and the good thing, no Cardamom! Pineapple balances the spice with a bit of acidic sweetness.

Homer321 (5271) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle split among friends. Aroma is like fruit juice and booze. Pour is cloudy orange with a white head that dies immediately. Taste is like the leftover juice in a can of fruit. Syrup. Sweet. With some booze. A lot of booze.

DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a hazy pale orange color, minimal head. Very fruity aroma, banana, pineapple, citrus, sweet, caramel malt. Very sweet, tons of pineapple, juicey, fruity, malty, more pineapple.

beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Split bottle at WOB. Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma of pineapple and spices. Reminds me of holiday clove and spice. Taste is pineapple, lots of spice. A bit wierd, can’t drink a lot.

JDBaker11058 (2491) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Appearance: deep honey-colored pour, little soapy white bubbles. Aroma: honey, pineapple, mango, peach, clove, yeast. Taste: honey, booze, mango, peach, fuji apple juice, rum, clove, nutmeg, ginger. Finish: lingering sickeningly sweet pineapple booze. Notes: Dreck. Sickly, syrupy, overly sweet, gimmicky dreck.

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