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Liefmans Brewery

Liefmans Brewery
Goudenband

Category: Flanders Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Liefmans Brewery
Goudenband

Category: Flanders Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 8%
Dull dark bronze color. Bright, sour, rotten funky malty aromas of honey roasted chestnuts, dried cherries, silly putty and playdoh, and soy rice cake with a soft, tangy, fizzy, very sweet medium body and a graceful, layered, medium-long cherry barrel, dried raspberries, tamarind vinaigrette, and earth finish. A complex and layered Flanders red ale with impeccable balance.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour, tart, funky, spicy & complex & sweet & fruity
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted chestnuts, dried cherries, silly putty and Playdoh, and soy rice cake
Taste Flavor: cherry barrel, dried raspberries, tamarind vinaigrette, and earth
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Aged Cheddar, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and layered Flanders red ale with impeccable balance.

The Producer

Brouwerij Liefmans

The Producer
Aalststraat 200
Oudenaarde, B-9700
Belgium
32 -0055311392

Their Portfolio

Flanders Style Brown Ale

Flanders style brown ales, or Oud Bruin, are reddish brown to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 4-8%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are defined by dark fruit and sweet malt flavors balanced by an acidic sourness. Sweet malt flavors include caramel, toffee and molasses, while dark fruit flavors may include raisins, plums, figs and dates. These complex, dark beers are most closely associated with the town of Oudenaarde in Flanders. The contrasting sweet and sour flavor of Flanders brown ales is the result of blending a sour oak-aged beer with a sweeter, younger beer. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Liefmans Goudenband, New Belgium La Folie and Petrus Oud Bruin.

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