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De Ranke Guldenberg

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


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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A strong blonde ale of about 8% 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.
Previously 8.5% abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclefrito62 (56) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Cloudy, golden, Thin white head. This bottle of Guldenberg is carbonated and seems to be a little thicker to drink. Smooth with a little bit of bubbles. Overall Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bewyder (380) - FRANCE - JUL 21, 2016
Dorée orange, houblon fruité et malt, léger caramel, bonne puissance qui tient bien en bouche, finale légère sèche, très bonne. Bouteille 33cl achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 26/05/2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Slight hazy orange golden with fizzy off white head that leaves a thin film. Peach, ripe apricots, lots of sweet malts, grapes, quite grassy, light spicy yeast. Over medium sweet and long lingering medium bitter finish. Over medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1106) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
33cl bottle from private import. Aroma: that typical Belgian yeast of apples, banana, light citrus, spices and cereals. App: hazy golden, huge white head never leaving my glass, great lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, nice fluffy texture, light sweetness, light dry and clean bitter finish. Overall: had to buy this beer to be able to buy 3F Oude Kriek. So what a great surprise for me! Really like it. It’s that kind of beer that you think you’ll be stuck with and that surprises you nicely. Really a typical Belgian Strong Ale. Could drink this beer anytime, paired with a good T-Bone or alone like now. I’m really glad that I have another 5 to drink. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (1845) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
From tap at ’Butcher’s Tears’, shared with a markoijelena. Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a frothy, white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity, a bit floral and a little spicy aroma of caramel, honey, vanilla, peach and some citrus. Sweetish, slightly fruity, a little floral and spicy taste of caramel, honey, vanilla, some peach and a touch of citrus, followed by a short, slightly bitter, a little dry finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilverenmaan (18) - Schoten, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2016
Aroma aangenaam fris en kruidig. Prachtig zonnig geel bier met dikke witte schuimkraag. Smaak aangenaam kruidig en moutig, rijk met licht bittere afdronk. Afdronk blijft lang hangen. Voor mij persoonlijk had het meer uitgesproken (kruidig) van smaak mogen zijn maar desalniettemin een fijne ervaring voor wie van een beetje bitter houdt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanDS (3) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2016 does not count
Fruity and malty aroma and strong bitternes in taste with bitter aftertaste. You also can detect some herbs and a litlle bit metallic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2782) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Light hazy golden with a large white head with good retention, lace and regeneration. The nose is fruity with flowers, honey, minerals and citrus. Flavour follows the nose. Flowers, honey, light candied fruit, green plants, hay, minerals, some alcohol. Full body, some sweetness with matching bitterness. Soft carbonation and a soft and filling mouthfeel. Dry and fruity/floral finish with some bitterness and mild astringency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6473) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Wrapped bottle, cloudy golden yellow with frothy lasting head, sweet fruity yeast. , breadfruit, grapefruit, chalk , good finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Seville, Spain. A: Hazy golden. T: Malt, sweet, fruity, spicy.

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