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De Ranke Guldenberg

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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong blonde ale of about 8.5% alc. by volume that claims vaguely to be an “abbey” beer, Guldenberg bears no resemblance whatsoever to any Tripel you may have sampled, except in color perhaps. It is very hoppy and malty (though not quite as assertive as De Ranke’s XX Bitter). Made in small batches only on the weekends, they are quickly gaining a reputation as the best specialty beers of Belgium.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (251) - CYPRUS - OCT 28, 2014
Slightly hazy orange body with a nice white head. Aroma is strong fruit with some spice. Citrus, banana, pepper, hops. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Medium body, goes down very easily. Very drinkable beer. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (848) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
This is a standard Belgian Ale that is not spectacular but does nothing wrong. Aromas and flavors of yeast, light fruit, spices and candy sugar. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. An enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Karmeliet tulip glass. A: Pours a dark orange beige color. Cloudy. Forms a huge creamy, fluffy, persistent white head. Tripel style, i mean, the foam is viscous forming many chunks on the top and many lacings in the glass S: Smell is a bless. Sweet, fruity and spice. Notes of pears, honey, spices (coriander, vanilla and pepper), wheat, alcohol and flowery hops T: Taste is complex too. Sweet upfront. Notes of honey, vanilla, pears, sweet malts, wheat, coriander, Belgian yeasts and finally, a good sting of earthy and mainly citrus hops. A sweet beer, in overall, finished with a good and stingy hops bitterness M: Full body. Heavy and creamy. Good carbonation. Nice bittersweet aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Excellent Belgian Triple specimens [ BA Review @ 9/30/2012 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (425) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Nose is yeast, slight soft strawberry and peach, floral and medicinal. Taste is soft summer fruits from the yeast leading to straw, floral notes then a pine and resin in the lasting, slightly thin, bitter finish. Very nice triple, that is identifiably ’De Ranke’ in it’s style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zql (2) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
Esta cerveza es una autentica maravilla belga. Cerveza de Abadia, rubia i con más de 8°. Muy equilibrada

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4550) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a thin white lasting head atop a sediment filled orange body. Nose of Belgian yeast and minor rubbing alcohol. Flavour is smooth and yeasty, nice malt balance. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (174) - - SEP 9, 2014
33cl flesje bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in blanco kelk glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleur met klein, dun wit schuimkraagje Aroma en smaak: bitter, gistig, citrus Conclusie: blond bier met karakter, niet verkeerd---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (209) - - SEP 5, 2014
Pours an amber body with a thin head. Unpleasent yeasty aroma. Interesting taste of yeast and malt, sonewhat unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (373) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
Intense yellow with rich white cap. Balanced sweet bitter taste with carbonation sourness on the tongue tip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (624) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
yeasty and hoppy (citrus, floral) aroma; golden, little hazy, big white foam; medium sweetness, medium bitterness; medium + body, thick feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: good, balanced, strong beer


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