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

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RATINGS: 774   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tanazuka (23) - - MAY 5, 2013
Impressive fresh aroma, very much wonderful. Bitter and a little sour taste. (too much bitter for me...) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ivic81 (3) - - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
Birra unica nel suo genere, ma la domanda è? Quale è il suo genere? Io ancora non l’ho capito bene ma è una birra che mi piace tanto! Equilibrata, amara, con grande corpo e personalità ma che al contempo si lascia bere con piacere.. un capolavoro!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (280) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a glowing golden, slightly hazy color, with a decent head. Shows subtle aromas of slightly sour, funky yeast with floral hints. Taste is selected by dough, smooth yeast, with a subtle faded hop graininess, among spicy cloves, anise and orange peel. The mouthfeel is defined by a slick, well integrated hop bitterness, which shines during the finish, without overwhelming the yeast, while biscuity become more potent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (875) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 2, 2014
Indeed this is not an avarage belgian ale. it is very close to an xxbitter one and simillar belgian "hoppy" beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Malting Pot, @ home. Aroma and taste are quite similar to XX Bitter but it is closer to a classic tripel, with De Ranke bitterness that makes it special. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft at Bridge Tap House. Amber, medium bitter hops taste with some muted citrus overtones. Nice mildly bitter finish is not dragged out. This does not taste like an abbey ale to me, but it is very good regardless of style labeling applied to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (569) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Blonde legerement orangée, belle carbo de fines bulles, collet moyen persistant. Aromes pain, beurre, fruits mures. Attaque vive, ronde, sucre en attaque, amertume sur la finale. Bonne presence des cereales et des malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
witthatsbier (285) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
33CL BOTTLE FROM THE CAVE IN GLASGOW Pours a dark yellow brown with a white head aroma is light grain with a bit of sweetness tastes is bitter with bit of fruit and a long dry finish overall a nice beer from a great brewery

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (288) - CYPRUS - OCT 28, 2014
Slightly hazy orange body with a nice white head. Aroma is strong fruit with some spice. Citrus, banana, pepper, hops. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Medium body, goes down very easily. Very drinkable beer. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (889) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
This is a standard Belgian Ale that is not spectacular but does nothing wrong. Aromas and flavors of yeast, light fruit, spices and candy sugar. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. An enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (943) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Karmeliet tulip glass. A: Pours a dark orange beige color. Cloudy. Forms a huge creamy, fluffy, persistent white head. Tripel style, i mean, the foam is viscous forming many chunks on the top and many lacings in the glass S: Smell is a bless. Sweet, fruity and spice. Notes of pears, honey, spices (coriander, vanilla and pepper), wheat, alcohol and flowery hops T: Taste is complex too. Sweet upfront. Notes of honey, vanilla, pears, sweet malts, wheat, coriander, Belgian yeasts and finally, a good sting of earthy and mainly citrus hops. A sweet beer, in overall, finished with a good and stingy hops bitterness M: Full body. Heavy and creamy. Good carbonation. Nice bittersweet aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Excellent Belgian Triple specimens [ BA Review @ 9/30/2012 ]


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