Friday, January 11, 2013
The Bruery 5 Golden Rings Belgian Style Golden Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is The Bruery 5 Golden Rings Belgian Style Golden Ale.
From The Bruery website: “5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ winter seasonal ale series. The only golden ale in the bunch, we spiced up the natural pause in the classic song with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple. The resulting ale is a true holiday treat that can be enjoyed fresh or cellared until 2019, when 12 Drummers Drumming will be released.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours orange with a dense white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Huge pineapple aroma, cloves, spices, Belgian yeast and sugar.
Taste: Giant flavor! Belgian yeast, cloves, pineapple, sweet malt, nutmeg and a faint banana taste.
Overall: Sweet and remarkably balanced, The Bruery 5 Golden Rings Belgian Style Golden Ale is a stellar beer. At 11.5% ABV the alcohol is apparent, but not in a bad way. This is so easy to drink I’m going to need to pick up some more – some for now and some for cellaring.