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

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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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AcctError484021 (65) - - SEP 5, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2017 Bière dorée avec légère mousse blanche, un nez frais et assez fruité, une belle carbonation, une légère amertume. Assez rafraîchissante

3.5
FinnIckler (884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Pours clear yellow. Nose is very hoppy, grass, orange, but also some toffee and dried fruit. Palate is bitter orange, some toffee, wood, bitter finish. It is something different.

3.4
phfyysik (1425) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2017
Pours amber with medium white head. Aroma is toffee, bitter, grass, sour apple, cinnamon, bitter spices. Taste is bitter, spices, butter, cream, basil, some sweetness, citrus fruits. Nice beer!

3
Lobster15 (96) - - JUL 27, 2017
33ml Bottle at MDP. Pours golden orange, high head that leaves a nice lacing behind. Fruity estery essence, typical of the style. Sweet on the palate first and then finishes bitter. Banana and dried fruits. Heavy.

3.8
loscovar (691) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Bière.com Big belgian ale, taste like tripel. Nice carbonation for style, yesty and hoppy. Nice

3.9
Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, moderately lasting and lacing, white head. Fruity, yeasty-spicy and slightly bready and biscuity, malty aroma, notes of apricot, peach, hints of speculoos. Taste is dry, fruity, slightly yeasty spicy, sweet-ish, biscuity malty basis, notes of apricot, peach, hints of speculoos, slightly grassy and minimally citrusy, hoppy overtones, alcoholic whiffs; finish comes along with additional peppery-spiciness. Full body, moderately lively, nevertheless smooth, gentle carbonation.

3.8
thegreenrooster (4552) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Pour is a cloudy golden with a huge white head. Aroma is very yeasty and estery with a pils type bready malt. Flavor is very earthy and rustic. A slight hop with some rich malt and a real nice yeast ester pop. Finish is very clean with no alcohol felt. This is a wonderful tripel even though this is listed as a strong ale. Very light but heavily carbonated and flavorful.

3.5
AndreasP (319) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2017
Lots of yeast in nose and mouth. Coriander, cloves, slight banana and a general sweetness. Very soft and pleasant mouthfeel. Does what it is supposed to.

3.4
Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2017
On tap @ Henrik. This is a mild cloudy golden colored one. A medium to small sized whiteish dotting head on the top. It smells quite good. Sweetish, a little sugary even. Esters all the way, traces og banana and apple. Some alcohol. hints. Smells really pleasant. Tastes good also. Green flavors. It’s nice and oily in the mouth and it’s just below average on the carbonation. Traces of both mouthdrying red currants and musky apples. Soft dusty. A little alco warming perhaps, nothing disturbing. Yeah, nice one. 30.06.2017

3.7
ardeo (539) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2017
Bouteille 33 EXP 09/03/22. Aspect : orange à petite mousse. Arômes : poire, agrumes, herbes. Goûts : sur le malt, orange, abricot, épices/poivre. Amertume moyenne et assez grosse carbonatation. Bel équilibre chez ce produit de chez Ranke pas mal du tout. Heureusement, je n’ai pas attendu la date limite !


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