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


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RATINGS: 773   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at the Capital in Leuven. Hazy orange with a foamy head. Hoppy, caramel, malty and tasty. Pleasant Belgian hop aroma. Nothing startling but tasty non-the-less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chefseanjudd (28) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
Totally unlike anything I’ve had before. I guess I was expecting something like a trippel but this beer only resembles a tripple in visual terms. Golden colour, hazy, with a foamy, white head. Pleasant aroma, a little musty perhaps but with notes of orange peel and thyme honey with a hint of bread dough. Taste is honey sweet and a little bitter. Light body, lively carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (1560) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy medium amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grain and notes of berries. Sour and bitter taste with bitter finish. Lively carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from www.beershop.hr Hazy golden coloured, small white to off-white head, spicy nose. Sweet malty, hoppy, spicy and moderate alcoholic with mild notes of fruits. Also spices and alcohol in the finish. Pleasant one but everything seen before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3423) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Mostly clear gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is really hoppy, super grassy, light crisp bready notes. Taste is hoppy, bitter, grassy, noble hops, bready biscuity maltiness, very low blegian yeast profile. Palate is pretty dry, good carbonation. Very easy drinking, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (252) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Pours an average frothy white head that mostly diminishes. Body is orange yellow, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains light malts (grain, cookie), light hops (flowers, citrus fruits), light yeasts (dough) and vanilla, honey, apple, pineapple, pear and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet and finally bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Watje2010 (37) - - JUN 27, 2014
medium bitterness, golden, clear, white foam, a strange aftertaste that did not blow me away and lastet a bit to long. Otherwise excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
12oz pour at Beer Revolution. Gold pour with a thin white cap. Nose has alcohol bread ang grain, some fruity notes. Taste has fruity malts, grain, toasty malt and grass hops. Bitter finish with yeast and alcohol. Pleasant strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1223) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
On tap at Beer Rev. Meh?!?!?! What can I say but....... Meh! Nothing stands out here, hints of yeast, very musty, kind of lemon, maybe orange, big grass, and that’s about it. This use to be one of my favorite styles but it seems boring now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (270) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
bottle @ home. BBF 2016. Dark golden color and a big white frothy head with small bubbles. Sweet & fruity nose with lots of caramel to balance it up. Medium mouth feel with a high carbonation. Notes of ripe plums, orange, banana, grass, some cloves, pepper, wet bread & toffee. Some sharp esters and alcohols in the mid taste takes over for a while. It finishes sweet with a balanced but somewhat dull bitterness. I remember this one as better when i last had it, when it was fresh.

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