Liefmans Goudenband

This was the second beer that I had at Brickwall. It was funny because when I ordered it, they asked if I wanted a taste of it. I told him I didn’t, but when I thought about it, it was pretty nice of him. Most people, even if they like craft beer, might find this style a bit intimidating and not like it and then be pissed about paying the $8 for a glass. But, he doesn’t know who he’s messing with…

ABV: 8%

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Trivia: This beer pairs well with goat cheese, according to the brewer. I wish I had some to go with it.

Random: The Giants look totally solid tonight. At least my sister will be happy.

This one poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color. I couldn’t see any carbonation due to the darkness of the bar. The nose had some wood to it with some red wine, vinegar and grapes…really nice. The taste had a bit of cherries, grapes and oak. It wasn’t as tart as I expected, but the sweetness of the cherries played well off of it. The wood also was a nice added touch. The body was on the thinner side with light carbonation. The finish was long and fruity. But, I couldn’t find any of the 8% ABV on this one. Although this was pretty good, I expected a little more from this beer overall. It’s worth a shot, but it’s not going to floor you.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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