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


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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierP (10) - - MAR 29, 2013
Bičre blonde ŕ la robe faiblement trouble et aux bulles fines. Un petit centimčtre de mousse blanche. Belle et amertume qui tient longtemps en bouche, goűt épicé mais un peu faible. La teneur élevée en alcool ne se fait pas sentir !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (426) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
bottled on: 12/14 L: -pours a cloudy golden with a medium, foamy, white head -lots of particle floaties -medium carbonation visible S: -white bread,white wine,honey,tangerines,oranges,candi sugar,hay,apricots,slight banana,pineapple T: -grassy,white wine,honey,bready,grapefruit,apricots,bubble gum,slight oxidation -medium to high hop bitterniss F: -high carbonation -medium body -alcohol warmth O: Great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 24, 2015
bottle at moder lambic fontinas
full bodied, bitter, clean fresh, malty, golden herbal, none of the typical yeast profile closer to duvel than a tripel but a lot hoppier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (160) - Lviv, UKRAINE - SEP 21, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours cloudy orange color with medium white, mostly lasting head. Good lacing. Aroma of apricot, citrus, fruits, perfume. Flavor is moderate to high sweet, light to moderate bitter, well hidden alcohol. Finish is long and moderate bitter. Medium body, average carbonation. Very enjoyable, one of the best belgian beers i’ve tried so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (911) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Appearance: cloudy medium gold with one fat finger of pillowy white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready yeast, earthy and grassy hops, citrus, apricot. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and slightly peppery finish. (4/5) I like this - typical de Ranke yeast aromas combine with a bold earthy hoppiness and maybe just a hint of basement funk. There’s a distinct maltiness, but for all that a restrained sweetness. Not as bombastic at their XX Bitter, but still a bit of an attention-grabber. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (131) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Is this sort of like cross-dressing? Belgium, the world’s greatest brewing country, realizing that the American and indeed the world market is finally recognizing their centuries old predominance in the art, commences to produce beers tailored to international craft beer tastes in addition to its huge assortment of traditionally great beer styles. Duvel Triple Hop is another example, and why not? So, here we have a hoppy tripel, purportedly made by monks, but only on weekends when their monkly work week is finished, I guess. Well, certainly smells of the familiar yeast, tastes of the added sugar and clove, and hides the alcohol well behind its sweet complexity. What the heck, it’s pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2/10/2007 2:47:22 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Orange creamy colour. Tall head. Citrusy flavour. Also oranges. Very hoppy, prickly. Nice mouthfeel. Fruity and spicy combination. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy_Luke (763) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Styl, którego polskiego przedstawiciela ostatnio wypiłem. I niestety był fatalny. Styl, do którego zawsze podchodzę ostrożnie... Złoty kolor, z całkiem sporą, składającą się z różnej wielkości pęcherzyków, pianą. Swoją drogą ciekawie to wyglądało - pęcherzyki ułożyły się od najdrobniejszych przy samym piwie, do coraz większych. Aromat owoców, najbardziej wyczuwalna morela. W smaku całkiem delikatne, jak na swoją moc! Wyczuwalne owoce i przyprawy. Średnie wysycenie. Bardzo duża różnych nut smakowych się pojawiło w miarę, jak piwo zmieniało temperaturę. Nie potrafiłem ich wszystkich zidentyfikować. Nie mam zbyt wielu (dobrych) punktów odniesienia, ale mam wrażenie, że tak właśnie powinien smakować belgian strong ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Guldenberg on tap at Moeder St-Gilles. It’s a cloudy light gold with a thick dense white head. The nose is bready with some oregano type notes. Wheaty, honey and white pepper with peaches. Really nice & original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1739) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
330ml bottle from Carrefour Express, Brussels Midi station. Hazy yellow golden colour, large frothy white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of lemon zest, fruity, apricot, grain. Taste is malt & grain, with some spice, fruity notes and yeasty earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry earthy boozy finish. Well balanced and nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1186) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2015
On draft golden pour lots of foam. Aroma ozone black pepper. Tastes slight citrus tart saison yeast. Long bitter finish.

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