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The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
Brilliant gold color. Aromas of banana bread and white pepper with a soft, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, scant banana nut muffin, rosemary oil, and toasted wheat finish. A light Belgian beer with inviting notes of orange marmalade on toast.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: banana bread and white pepper
Taste Flavor: banana nut muffin, rosemary oil, and toasted wheat
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light Belgian beer with inviting notes of orange marmalade on toast.

The Producer

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Producer
2922 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
1 612-821-0101

Belgian Style Strong Ale

Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.

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Belgian Style Strong Ale