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

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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (582) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, couleur trouble et blonde gros col mousseux, une bière qui attaque fort sur le houblon, avec une grosse attaque sur le coing, excellente !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (577) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2014
Bouteille 33 cl. Couleur dorée à peine trouble. Bel équilibre des houblons. Arômes floraux et agrumes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (796) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Cloudy orange color , medium off-white head. Nice aroma of belgian yeast , herbs and hop. Taste is light sweet with floral and yeasty with pleasant hops bitterness and dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
Backlog from a 75cl bottle purchased at a limited release at Systembolaget. I always love De Ranke an this is no exception. Golden with the familiar yeast-aromas, fruity and a slight sweetness. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
Vierte color amarillo oro, con media cabeza de espuma permaneciendo un fina capa; aromas florales, manzana, pan y galleta; en boca entrada fuerte y un tanto áspera marcada por una gran carga de lúpulo que le da carácter, pos gusto amargo y seco con cuerpo y carbónico medio; cerveza compleja que ganaría potencial con guarda en botella pues le falta ensamblarse ; hay matices que sobresalen desvirtuando el conjunto.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lucanna77 (28) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2014
Ho scoperto il birrificio qualche anno fà, in occasione di una delle tante trasferte in Belgio. Ottima birra che unisce la tradizione belga al gusto più anglosassone. Bel colore ambrato con ottima schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. Bei profumi erbacei e maltati, al gusto si presenta fresca, piena e dissetante nonostante l’alcool. Su tutto prevale l’amaro, secco e persistente che ottimamente si sposa con il dolce e lo speziato dei lieviti. Ottima!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Keg at Six D ABZ. It pours golden amber with a small white head. The nose is breast, orange, tangerine, passion fruit and candied peel. The taste is crisp, orange, tangerine, sherbet, minerals, light pepper, grapefruit rind with dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice citrus character. Crisp and crushable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is peppery, yeast, some malts, alcohol and a bit nutty. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPACCHIO (7) - lissone, ITALY - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
Molto luppolata al naso e al gusto Palato e finale più maltosi e complessi Birra ottima e con note sorprendenti

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
These guys brew some awesome beer. Excellent Calvados yeasty nuttiness in flavor and aroma. Strong pungent aromatics. Syrup flavors in and out between the bitterness. A crazy toastiness too Many Triples are way too sweet but not this one. Definitely Belgian Abbey all the way. Damn their beers are fantastic! This in a barrel would be insanely delicious! It’s frickin’ NUTS!!!!!


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