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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%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
Bright minutely hazy gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of orange peel, clove honey, banana creme on pears, and eucalyptus with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length graham crackers in milk, herb biscuit, bubble gum, and peppery arugula finish. A mammoth golden Belgian brew with boatloads of flavor, warmth and texture.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: orange peel, clove honey, banana creme on pears, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: graham crackers in milk, herb biscuit, bubble gum, and peppery arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mammoth golden Belgian brew with boatloads of flavor, warmth and texture.

The Producer

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Producer
2922 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
1 612-283-4436

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