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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: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SylvainCFC (25) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
Robe trouble blonde dorée, col de mousse fine de tenue moyenne. Bullage intense. Nez levuré, alcoleux et léger fruité (abricot). Goût : très légère douceur à l’attaque, bière globalement sèche au final amère et astringent. Proche d’une blonde diabolique belge. Arôme clair de levure et malt discret, alcool bien présent (liquoreux, - pas la texture - ), herbacé léger. Texture aqueuse, impression de légèreté en bouche.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcflylanister (47) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 8, 2016
Botella. Presencia dorada palida con corona compacta y carbonatcion media. Aroma a pan, miel y especias. Sabor especiado con notas de cereal y presencia intensa de alcohol con un amargor final ligero y especiado

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (450) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
Color pesca, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca fine è di buona persistenza. Aroma di miele, chiodi di garofano, erbaceo, note balsamiche. Al palato si ripresentano miele e chiodi di garofano con una piacevole coda amaricante erbacea e lievemente balsamica mista a tepore etilico. Corpo medio, medio-pieno, ben carbonata.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (675) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
Very nice and strong Blonde. I liked it’s light texture, creamy and yeasty aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1688) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
De Ranke Guldenberg has a thin, slightly off-white head, an opaque, golden appearance, endless fierce and tight bubble streams, and a bit of a lacing sheen left on the glass. This ale becomes milky, once the bottom sediment is swished loose and poured in. The aroma is of pears, sweet, white bread, and grain husks. Taste is of those elements, along with a noticeable and pronounced, yet not harsh hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, with an unpleasant chalky character. De Ranke Guldenberg finishes on the dry and boozy side. RJT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (93) - - MAR 19, 2016
Yeast, citrus, thin white head not persistant, beautiful deep golden, taste of citrus, spices, medium body, medium carbonation, medium sweetness with a vood bitter end...a pleasant drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3146) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at Hoppy Loft, march 15th 2015. Golden hazy body with a fine white head. Aroma of spicy yeast esters, lemon peels, honey. Tart fruity taste, mild sweetness, funky, caramel. Zesty apricot finish with a light pepper note. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (181) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad med stort vitt skum. Fantastisk doft med mycket frukt, örter och kryddor. Fräsch fruktig smak med citrustoner, örter och kryddor, belgisk jäst. Spritsig munkänsla. En riktigt annorlunda belgisk tripel, rejält humlad och fräsch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (1146) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The aroma is alcohol and faint fruit. The taste is strong with alcohol. The bottle cap is a dull gold color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1069) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 20, 2016
Hazy, orange-amber colored, medium white frothy head, good lasting. Aroma is malt, brewing sugar, fruits and spices, Belgian yeast. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, candy sugar, fruity, some spices, medium spicy bitterness, dry finish, bit bready, Belgian yeast in the finish, alcohol. Medium bodied, average carbonation, oily. Good but not special... (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)


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