McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 55 of 140: A sample of Guld Chainz which I tried at the McMenamins Ringlers Pub, in the historic Crystal Ballroom building, on West Burnside Street between 13th and 14th Avenues, in downtown Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“The Crystal Ballroom¬†Brewery brings you a light-bodied, floral and complex Belgian Strong Golden Ale. With the power of a Strong Ale, the fruity and spicy aromas from Belgian yeast, and the soft, subtle texture of Pilsen malt, you’ll be flossin’ with a¬†glass of this liquid gold at your side.” Measurements: 9.4% ABV • 20 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Yes, seems pretty Belgian, like other Belgian-​style beers I have tried before. I don’t like it very much ... it’s floral and fruity just like the description says.” The waiter told me that because of the high alcohol content, this beer would be served in a snifter. No matter, I wouldn’t drink this beer in any kind of glass! June 2017. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article One Hundred McMenamins Beers and Counting.
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