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

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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkatruck (29) - SPAIN - MAY 19, 2015
Sweet fruity nose, good contrasts on the taste and palette. Bitters balanced but distinct against the refreshing taste. Alcohol not strongly evident(8%) Enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (418) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
75 cl bottle. Golden with thick white head. Hoppy aroma, fruit, yeast. Sweet flavour, bitter hops, some spicy. Well balanced

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Flaske 300ml fra Alko Muonio. Lys gyldenbrun. Veldig høyt luftig skum med nydelige filigranser. Daler sakte. Lett krydret aroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken en blanding av krydder & frukt med en tørr avslutning. Vel mye kullsyre. Litt kjedelig. Uklar siste kvelling. Sedimenter igjen på flaska.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (693) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Nose: caramelly and sugary, grassy. Taste: sweet with nice satisfying bitterness in the finish. Moderate carbonation, body medium. Overall a pretty good impression, I found it to be a bit too bland though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2015
0,33L bottle (from SIP, Tallinn). Pours golden with huge off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh fruits, citrus, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fresh fruits, citrus, yeast, malt. Finish is sweet and dry bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (798) - ITALY - APR 29, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma erbaceo, speziato, pepato, crosta di pane, molto pulito, fragrante ed intenso. Al palato corpo rotondo, alcool che si sente, riscalda la bevuta senza disturbarla e poi di nuovo sapori intensi e piacevoli di crosta di pane, floreale, erbaceo, leggero pepato. Una bevuta appagante

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
echudy (69) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
Your average Belgian in scent and taste. Strong offering, good flavors and what you'd expect from a good Belgian beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Murky brown. Malty, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, some dark fruit. Good, not spectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
Many thanks to Finn for a 330ml bottle, 8 % abv. Huge chalk white head with fair duration and decent lacing. Shiny golden body. Smell of fruit and candi sugar. Flavoured with pears, sweet ripe banana, orange and caramel, lightly spiced. Mid-dry sweet fruity ending, not overly sweet though. Foamy in the mouth. Could not spot the strong alcohol. Nice and tasty (Tromsø 19.04.2015).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Best before 11/2016. Pours a hazy golden with floating particles and a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of fruits, light candi sugar and slightly oxidized. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and not too boozy. Flavors of fruits, cereals and light pepper. Body is medium, carbonation medium. Ripe and well-aged, nice!


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