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

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RATINGS: 873   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1396) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2015
On draft golden pour lots of foam. Aroma ozone black pepper. Tastes slight citrus tart saison yeast. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Cloudy medium gold pour, fluffy white head. Nose is biscuit &yeast. Bitter. Middle is creamy medium roasted malt, spice, with a hint of rum. Finish is dry and yeasty. These guys rock.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
romolime (137) - - AUG 8, 2015
Birra belga dal sapore prevalentemente maltato, non aggiunge niente di particolare alle birre di questo stile

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1551) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golde body with a huge white head. Yeast, bitter spices, sugar, grass, lemonjuice and ripe fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Golden, long lasting white head. Aroma of sour winter Apple, citrus Taste mild bitter caramel, apricot. Nice and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Tap. Pours gold with a white head. Light hay aroma, sweet with a little grass. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light mustiness, lemon, orange, light medicinal edge, pine... Tasty stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dodskenta (125) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a hazy redish straw color. The nose has notes of sweet malts, yeast, candied sugar, ripe pears, banana, grass, spices. Flavour follows with notes sweet malts, bread dough, yeasts, ripe fruits, hay, bitter finish. Soft but big carbonation with silky texture, full mouthfeel. Great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Hazy orange color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, yeast, hops, grass, earthy notes, ripe fruits and a bit of pepper. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast, grass, ripe fruits and hops. Excellent belgian strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (482) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2015
F: huge white foam. C: very hazy opaque orange golden. A: malt, sourness, citrusy, bready yeast, a hint of banana, sugary. T: very complex taste of citrusy, some bitter hoppy earthiness, wheat, green apple, peppery notes, orange peels, like pine resin, bitter citrusy finish with sweetness joined together, medium to full body, crisp carbonation, very tasty Belgian beer from Carrefour express here in Bruxelles. Worth to taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a thin off-white head. Very lively carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma is almost like a Saison - notes of lemon, salt, lime and white bread. Flavour of apple, yeast, straw and coriander. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Sharp fizz. Not particularly complex but lean and easy drinking.


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