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North Pier Brewing Company

North Pier Brewing Company
The Conjurer Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Golden Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

North Pier Brewing Company
The Conjurer Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Golden Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of egg croissant, dried peach and citrus, delicate spice and herb muffin, and grain with a slightly chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, very long finish conveying notes of orange soufflé, pepper bread, chestnut honey, and radicchio finish. An exceptional rich, chewy and appetizing Belgian golden ale with a lovely hop profile.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty, Hoppy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: egg croissant, dried peach and citrus, delicate spice and herb muffin, and grain
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of orange soufflé, pepper bread, chestnut honey, and radicchio
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Cassoulet, Rabbit Pappardelle, Cremont
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An exceptional rich, chewy and appetizing Belgian golden ale with a lovely hop profile.

The Producer

North Pier Brewing

The Producer
3266 Estates Drive
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
USA
1 269-757-7163

Belgian Style Golden Ale

Belgian style golden ales are pale gold to deep gold in color with a deceptive alcoholic punch, ranging from 7-10.5%. These beers are heavily hopped, resulting in floral aromas and a tangy, fruity finish. These brews typically undergo three fermentations, the final one being in the bottle, resulting in fine champagne-like carbonation and a huge rocky white head when poured. Often such beers can be cellared for six months to a year to gain roundness. These beers are best served chilled to minimize the alcoholic mouthfeel. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Duvel, Unibroue Don De Dieu and Delirium Tremens.

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Belgian Style Golden Ale