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%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClaudeB04 (274) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 24, 2015
Hazy yellow with big head. Taste is hoppy, grass, malty, some sweetness with little carbonation. Finish is bitter. Abbey beer as stated on the bottle is a bit misleading. An excellent beer anyway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1900) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2015
hazy golden colour, large off-white head; aroma of floral notes, grape, maybe peach, biscuit, some grapefruit and hints of pine; taste of a very well balanced ale with the same notes as in the aroma; really enjobable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1687) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Tap at Moeder Lambic, 14th October 15. Pours a lovely bright straw yellow, looks quality. The aroma is yeasty, fresh, straw, hops, sour. Taste is slick, straw, yeast, slight funk, refreshing with good depth. Lovely as normal from De Ranke

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (686) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
bottled on: 12/14 L: -pours a cloudy golden with a medium, foamy, white head -lots of particle floaties -medium carbonation visible S: -white bread,white wine,honey,tangerines,oranges,candi sugar,hay,apricots,slight banana,pineapple T: -grassy,white wine,honey,bready,grapefruit,apricots,bubble gum,slight oxidation -medium to high hop bitterniss F: -high carbonation -medium body -alcohol warmth O: Great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 24, 2015
bottle at moder lambic fontinas
full bodied, bitter, clean fresh, malty, golden herbal, none of the typical yeast profile closer to duvel than a tripel but a lot hoppier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (219) - Lviv, UKRAINE - SEP 21, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours cloudy orange color with medium white, mostly lasting head. Good lacing. Aroma of apricot, citrus, fruits, perfume. Flavor is moderate to high sweet, light to moderate bitter, well hidden alcohol. Finish is long and moderate bitter. Medium body, average carbonation. Very enjoyable, one of the best belgian beers i’ve tried so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1255) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Appearance: cloudy medium gold with one fat finger of pillowy white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready yeast, earthy and grassy hops, citrus, apricot. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and slightly peppery finish. (4/5) I like this - typical de Ranke yeast aromas combine with a bold earthy hoppiness and maybe just a hint of basement funk. There’s a distinct maltiness, but for all that a restrained sweetness. Not as bombastic at their XX Bitter, but still a bit of an attention-grabber. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Is this sort of like cross-dressing? Belgium, the world’s greatest brewing country, realizing that the American and indeed the world market is finally recognizing their centuries old predominance in the art, commences to produce beers tailored to international craft beer tastes in addition to its huge assortment of traditionally great beer styles. Duvel Triple Hop is another example, and why not? So, here we have a hoppy tripel, purportedly made by monks, but only on weekends when their monkly work week is finished, I guess. Well, certainly smells of the familiar yeast, tastes of the added sugar and clove, and hides the alcohol well behind its sweet complexity. What the heck, it’s pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2/10/2007 2:47:22 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Orange creamy colour. Tall head. Citrusy flavour. Also oranges. Very hoppy, prickly. Nice mouthfeel. Fruity and spicy combination. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy_Luke (1011) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Styl, którego polskiego przedstawiciela ostatnio wypiłem. I niestety był fatalny. Styl, do którego zawsze podchodzę ostrożnie... Złoty kolor, z całkiem sporą, składającą się z różnej wielkości pęcherzyków, pianą. Swoją drogą ciekawie to wyglądało - pęcherzyki ułożyły się od najdrobniejszych przy samym piwie, do coraz większych. Aromat owoców, najbardziej wyczuwalna morela. W smaku całkiem delikatne, jak na swoją moc! Wyczuwalne owoce i przyprawy. Średnie wysycenie. Bardzo duża różnych nut smakowych się pojawiło w miarę, jak piwo zmieniało temperaturę. Nie potrafiłem ich wszystkich zidentyfikować. Nie mam zbyt wielu (dobrych) punktów odniesienia, ale mam wrażenie, że tak właśnie powinien smakować belgian strong ale!

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