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

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RATINGS: 748   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, dedollewaitor]
Pours deep amber orange with a fine, creamy, yet rather fizzy off-white head. Aroma is great, lots of chewy malts, yeast, pine-like hops, good caramel. Nice creamy mouthfeel with lots of tiny bottles. Flavour is wonderful, very dry, nice malt balance with an affirmative bitterness. This is one nice, bitter Belgian :o)
Earlier Rating: 2/3/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle courtesy of beermouth. Pours a hazy deep yellow, bordering on orange. A fine, slightly thicker than film, head stays on the beer. Aroma has flowers, fruits, yeast and a soft sulfuric note. Taste is typical Belgian, sweet, slightly fruity sour, quite dry. A slight bitterness at the end. Not vinious, but warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2009 Hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma of citrus, apple and banana. Quite bitter for a Belgian, even a hint of grapefruit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Date: January 05, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cloudy yellow, big white head, layers of lace
Aroma: light spicy malt aroma
Flavor: dry and spicy flavor, dry pale malt, nice and mellow spicy phenols, touch of sweetness shows up to balance the spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10827) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orange/golden with small white head. Flavour is malt, sweet and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10807) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and bitter hop backed by earthy spice notes. Hazy peach color with a decent white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is a bit woody/funky with caramel, spice and hop bitter. Heat arrives quickly. The finish is quite dry, almost astringent, and some medicinal wood and bitter hop are present. Very interesting; very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2010
cloudy dark yellow, smooth lacing offwhite creamy head. yeasty sweet yellow fruity aroma, well balanced and blended mild aroma. flavor is yeasty, dough, malty sweetness, balanced, hoppy, not the usual yellow fruity flavor, but a more dry flavor, dough and flour is prominent. A bit strange, but good anyways.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Hazy golden color with a white head. Sweet sugar and fruit with some mild yeast. Mild citrus notes, some yeast, and a light floral note. Tastes of bread, fruity citrus, and some hints of banana. A bit of pear, mild bitterness, and some floral notes. Just a hint of yeast on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle from Willems. Major gusher even though I had handled it carefylly and stored it upright. By the time it finished I was left with just half a bottle. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 090912

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured hazy orange color with a medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Complex aroma of yeasty and sweet spice. Body was medium with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Flavor was sweet & tart fruit with a medium bittersweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Good, not great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - 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.


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