Monday, April 23, 2012

Goudenband (Brouwerij Liefmans, Oudenaarde, Belgium)

Fluffy tan head falls in large vacuous bubbles.  Cherry and malt nose and a singular sourness over top.  The dark ruby ale spreads sour across the tongue along with caramel, old raisin and sweet malt.  Another pick for the Spring Fever basket, Goudenband is a great beer that's clean and complex without being overwhelming.

A beer that ages well, this one is a little young and rough around the edges fresh from the Four Firkins.  A bottle of Goudenband was for sale at RFD in Washington, DC on one of our trips there in 2004.  On the menu was a 1987 bottle of Goudenband for just under $20.  My wife Gloria and I shared the bottle and it was clearly one of my best drinking experiences of all time.  

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