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


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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (524) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2016
Hammerbier. Extrem tripellastig, kräftig gehopft und wahrhaft fett. Hab die 8,5% Fassung vernascht. Im CAFE DU SPUYT in Amsterdam. Vom Hahn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2016 Tap at Korinbo Jibiruba in Kanazawa. Nose of yeast,honey, and sharp stone fruit. Light hazy gold color with a creamy white head. Yeast, pale malt, light caramel, a cherry-like sweetness in late mid palate, and a pleasant rich balanced finish. Medium-heavy body. Very rich but balanced. Good, but not the best from De Ranke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1448) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle@home. Appearance: clear golden with white head. Aroma: malt, hops. Taste:malt, bitter. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Tämä alkosta ostettu pullo näyttää olevan vahvuudeltaan 8%, eikä 8,5%, kuten OO kertoo. Samea, vaalean kullankeltainen olut vaahtoaa reilusti pienikuplaista valkoista vaahtoa. Saippuainen, kukkainen ja yrttinen, sitruksisen hedelmäinen tuoksu on varsin kesäinen. Maultaan ei ihan yhtä kesäinen, vaan enemmän mennään belgihiivan ja yrttisen mausteisuuden johdolla. Maku on melko suora ja kuiva, hieman omenaiseen happamuuteen ehkä kallellaan. Keskitäyteläinen, melko runsashiilihappoinen. Kyllä tämä lämpimällä kesäterassilla varmasti toimisi, mutta vahvuutta ehkä tällaiseen vähän turhan paljon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (169) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
A little too bitter for me for a belgian strong. Still good but not great in my opinion. Moeder Brussels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclefrito62 (72) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Cloudy, golden, Thin white head. This bottle of Guldenberg is carbonated and seems to be a little thicker to drink. Smooth with a little bit of bubbles. Overall Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bewyder (395) - FRANCE - JUL 21, 2016
Dorée orange, houblon fruité et malt, léger caramel, bonne puissance qui tient bien en bouche, finale légère sèche, très bonne. Bouteille 33cl achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 26/05/2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Slight hazy orange golden with fizzy off white head that leaves a thin film. Peach, ripe apricots, lots of sweet malts, grapes, quite grassy, light spicy yeast. Over medium sweet and long lingering medium bitter finish. Over medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1156) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
33cl bottle from private import. Aroma: that typical Belgian yeast of apples, banana, light citrus, spices and cereals. App: hazy golden, huge white head never leaving my glass, great lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, nice fluffy texture, light sweetness, light dry and clean bitter finish. Overall: had to buy this beer to be able to buy 3F Oude Kriek. So what a great surprise for me! Really like it. It’s that kind of beer that you think you’ll be stuck with and that surprises you nicely. Really a typical Belgian Strong Ale. Could drink this beer anytime, paired with a good T-Bone or alone like now. I’m really glad that I have another 5 to drink. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (1907) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
From tap at ’Butcher’s Tears’, shared with a markoijelena. Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a frothy, white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity, a bit floral and a little spicy aroma of caramel, honey, vanilla, peach and some citrus. Sweetish, slightly fruity, a little floral and spicy taste of caramel, honey, vanilla, some peach and a touch of citrus, followed by a short, slightly bitter, a little dry finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nice!

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