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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Straordinaria esperienza al pub del Duca, dopo la favolosa Kriek dello stesso birrificio, questa la verso con lentezza e un gran sorriso sulle labbra aspettandomi qualcosa di veramente speciale. Colore piuttosto chiaro, schiuma vivace, ampia ma subito pronta a svanire; l’aroma è spettacolare e indescrivibile: quindici minuti solo ad annusarla, aroma luppolato ed erbaceo, arancia e pane appena lievitato, e qualche fiore che non riesco a identificare, secco e inebriante, sembra che abbracci d’un colpo il salso profumo di mare alle mie spalle. Corpo vivace e leggiadro, sapore indescrivibile; i 33cl più avvincenti della mia vita. Top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy orange/gold color with a small little white head. Smells of some citrus fruit, definite hops, but with a strong malt backbone. The taste is more fruity then anything, but with a little spiciness that gave it some character. Nothing overly exciting about this brew, but nothing wrong with it either. fruity little finish to it, that ends with some bitter spices. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Fuzzy golden color with a a bushy white head. Hoppy, sour notes and flavor. Hints of orange and peach. Like a Sour Patch Kid. Finished with a prevalent hoppy presence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Soft initial taste and velvety texture. However there was not much flavour. Drink this one warm or all of it will be lost.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2007
draft... Very floral aroma, hops, with a nice sweetness that i can’t really identify. Pours golden orange with a thick white head. Very nice and refreshing beer, very floral with a good sharp bitterness, with a balancing sweetness. The aftertaste reminds me of that classic Fantome aftertaste, maybe its the floral flavor that is similar. What a great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a huge mostly lasting white head. Rich fruity aroma with spicy / bitter notes. Lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12254) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle. Creamy wg´hite excellent fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Powerfull bitter flavor. Average finish. Creamy påalate. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of ArcaneApollo (thanks, man). Pours a cloudy golden amber with a quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma is largely yeast with slight vanilla and lemon notes detected. Taste is very light up front, with heavy malt and alcohol characteristics coming in toward the end. I detected some slight citrus on the end, with detectable alcohol. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2007
in the bottle at beertopia shelton brothers sample night. pours a rich gold with a thin white head. there’s a touch of ethanol to the nose, but definitely a hefe-like yeasty aroma. a smoothly malty beer but still seems very light. has a great mouth with a really good pepper bite to the tongue, perhaps due to the alcohol heat. A pleasant citrus backwash of grapefuit completes the flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniele (7188) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2007
chiara schima perfetta abbondante e persistente profumi erbacei decisamente amara persisternza finale lunga


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