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

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RATINGS: 761   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Hazy yellow coloured, nicely lacing white foamy head. Aroma (thin) and taste are big on sweet (honey), fruity (orange peel) and fresh malts, rounded with a nice hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste?s a bit dry, but mainly malt-bitter. Medium-low carbonation, medium-firm bodied, quite oily mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sicklical (10) - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
Dark gold. No head. Smells like someone peed in a candy store. Grape lollipop, tortilla, lemon smarties, plum, dried urine. Very full mouthfeel. Orange peel, ginger, lemon, lychee, bubble tea with a foam creating a Lik-M-Aid stick softness. Delicious factor large.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdunhill (250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
This Belgian Abbaye beer, although the legitumacy might be argued, is full of malte and hoppy flavor which lingers on your tongue for just long enough to come back for more. Much more flavorful than your average beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (495) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
@ZBF. golden color, white head. nose: malt, hoppy, fruity, sugar, very correct nose. sweet bitter finish. very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Bottle says 8%. A tasty little blond this, light and sweet with a yeasty body, sugary fruitiness and floral elements creeping in. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (152) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Very nice. Just enough carbonation. There is some malt sweetness that easily transfoms in a dry bitter finish Good presence of the yeast and the alcohol is clearly there but not boozy. Subtle and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, überreife Früchte, hefig, würzig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (332) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
AROMA: orange, citrus, bread APPEARANCE: golden, clear, frothy, white foam, TASTE: very bitter, PALATE: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish OVERALL: too bitter to be enjoyable, also lacks any depth of character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapez (1514) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of fruit, malts and Honey. Clear golden yellew colouer with huge White head. Sweet and fruity flavour which ends up rather dry a bitter - a very nice mix. Wood is hidden in the flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (500) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber body with white head. Aroma is fruits with malts. Taste is malts yeast with some bretts. Aftertaste is yeast with some malts and some bitterness. Nice one.


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