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

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RATINGS: 770   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Opens with a champagne pop, best by 05/04, a dark, golden color with plenty of froth on the head, a tart, leathery aroma, the immediate flavor is sour citrus, with an exclamation on the sour, a taste that is severe, rich, and powerful throughout, with plenty of carbonation, slightly sweet, but dry and bitter on the finish, becoming more palatable in time


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (48) - 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 (555) - 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 (268) - 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 (265) - 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 (868) - 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 (914) - 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 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (439) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Nose is yeast, slight soft strawberry and peach, floral and medicinal. Taste is soft summer fruits from the yeast leading to straw, floral notes then a pine and resin in the lasting, slightly thin, bitter finish. Very nice triple, that is identifiably ’De Ranke’ in it’s style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zql (2) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
Esta cerveza es una autentica maravilla belga. Cerveza de Abadia, rubia i con más de 8°. Muy equilibrada

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4583) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a thin white lasting head atop a sediment filled orange body. Nose of Belgian yeast and minor rubbing alcohol. Flavour is smooth and yeasty, nice malt balance. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (220) - - SEP 9, 2014
33cl flesje bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in blanco kelk glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleur met klein, dun wit schuimkraagje Aroma en smaak: bitter, gistig, citrus Conclusie: blond bier met karakter, niet verkeerd---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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