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

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Superb hazy opague golden color. Upon opening it overflowed from the throat of the bottle ceaselessly with pillowy foam. Excellent example of Belgian cheesy sharp yeast. Strong character. Excellent flower notes in nose and smooth on the alchohol at 8.5% Excellent all around.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Pours a light orange straw color. The nose is of orange and clove. Up front sweet malt dominates. On the finish, slightly sour orange gives way to woody hoppiness and orange blossom. The finish is what makes this strong ale, which is otherwise average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2006
pours orangish-yellow color with a nice white head. foamed up a bit because some dirty hippie stole our corkscrew and we had to use an i-hook thingamajig. aroma of yeast, funk, and citrus. taste is unbelievably good and palate makes me want more. does de ranke produce a bad brew? i think not.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
One strange brew, but damn delicious. Clearly a multi-dimensional yeast is used, because there is some serious funk in here. Some bretta, etc. It’s perfectly tart, very fruity and leaves my mouth wanting more and more.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Hazy golden ale with a thick off white head. Very herbaceous hops aroma, almos marijuana like, resinous in nature. Medium sweet malt with stron floral hops, almost c-hops, with nice light citrus notes. Nice balanced beer, with medum body, and light alcohol finish. Bottle at t the ’t Brugs Beertje, May 2 2005.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Orange color with a beautiful big fluffy and sticky white head. Lively carbonation. Nice yeast and tangerine nose with a lot of koriander. Medium grape and tangerine taste - flowery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2547) - GERMANY - DEC 12, 2005
Yeasty nose, beautiful orange-gold color with a luscious spongy head that sticks around. Sweet orange flavored malt with vanilla undertones. Corriander and pepper spiciness. Bitter grassy end with a complex hop blend. Stingy bitter. Mediumbody, gritty mouth feel. Bold beer, fairly complex. Give it a chance - it gets better as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2005
Hazy orange colour. White head. Hoppy and a little yeasty aroma. A little spicy aroma aswell. Flavor is hoppy bitterness and citrus, grapefruit. Some yeast flavor aswell. Lomg warming bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Fermented fruit aroma like I usually detect from this style. Hazy Yellow body color with white head. Flavor was more like a moderate bodied brandy. Decent brew. Thanks Degarth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
Hazy pale yellow, thick white head with great lacing. Exotic fruits nose. Full bodied fruity flavour, somewhat yeasty and acidic with some notes of vanilla.


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