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


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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (271) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
Intense yellow with rich white cap. Balanced sweet bitter taste with carbonation sourness on the tongue tip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (677) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (163) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle, Golden Stones, Brussels. Hazy orange, off-white head. Aroma and taste hops, citruses, medium to full body. Strong lingering hoppy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2065) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
(filling in some older backlog classics, 2012-13) 33cl and beautifully, near-Bavarian wrapped 75cl bottles, Geers. Clear, luminous golden pour with characteristic mountainous, layered foam rocks. Intensely Belgian-hopped, with sharper grasses, pollen, apple peel building on fragrant pastures of aromatic pale malts. Tastewise, there is a lot working against the traditional tripel profile: fruity esters, but non-sugary, almost clean ones: rather green berry, candied lime peel and pear liqueur than the traditional apple, strawberry and pear syrup. Abv fumes are there, but kept in check or at least masked by quite intense hop bitterness. - Headstrong brew, a tad too heavy for my own tastes and very challenging to cook with (pork roast near accident...) on account of the pronounced BE bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2586) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
Tripel (in spite of what they claim, this is still a tripel to me) with golden blonde, misty colour and thick, off-white head. Spicy and malty, some citrus, sweetish in onset but drying towards the end, resinous, long dry hoppy finish, a tad liqueurish. Very good, as most of De Ranke’s products.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reynaldg (36) - FRANCE - AUG 14, 2014
Excellente triple de chez De Ranke. Arôme doux, levure et légère pointe de houblon. Couleur cuivre peu de mousse. Palais copieux, aromatique et complexe. Amertume très bien dosée pour une très belle triple belge. Une nouvelle référence pour moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
simont1 (320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Smell of belgian yeast, plums, dates and caramel. Very drawn out caramel honey taste with a bit of dates. Very elegant and nice amount of dark fruits, with a raisin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3571) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy pale straw with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast, hops, fruit and flowers. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with dusty notes and touches of malt and fruit. Lingering, dusty and bittersweet aftertaste. A very nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (966) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Hazy, pale yellow. Fizzy, airy, white head. Yeasty, fruity and floral aroma. Flavour has yeast and warm spicyness. Fizzy, fluffy feel.

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