A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Dressed in an unassuming can, North Carolina’s Triangle Brewing Company Golden Ale is a solid Belgian with a good yeasty backbone (according to my brother, the exact thing you want in a Belgian). Triangle says of their brew, “This strong golden ale measures in at 8% & showcases a variety of the ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Triangle beers. The Strong Golden is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers adding an undercurrent of fruitiness (although there is no fruit in the beer). Very lightly filtered, the Golden exhibits complex mouthfeel, strong malt flavors, a spicy hop presence and soothing alcohol warmth, followed by a clean, dry finish. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself. Bronze Medal Winner at 2009 Carolina Championship of Beer.”

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