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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 940   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 Rankes 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Pours a hazy deep amber with a creamy, dense white head. Aroma of apples and spice. Taste is quite unexpected! Flavor is tea-like, with delicate hops flavor and bitterness, a like pepper-like kick, and a subdued maltiness in the background. Hop bitterness lingers a bit along with a powerful floral aroma that reminds me of stepping into a florist shop. Hops bitterness is on the level of a mild IPA, including the slight soapy flavor. Carbonation is just right-- enough to add some levity but not to distract. This beer is perfectly balanced. I suspect that this would pair very well with food, esp. red meat. Will drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (2022) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle. Golden hazy colour with medium fading head. Fruity flavor and bitter finish. Lots of carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours gold with a nice well maintained white head. Smells of lemons, wildflowers, pepper, hay, some splashes of nuttiness. Tastes of hay, nuts, spices, and perfumy. Great spicy finish and a tingly palate make this a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1475) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Opaque dark gold, no lasting head, faint aroma of oranges, honey. Touch of sweetness melts into powerful hops throughout, including a lastingly bitter finish. Nice, full body abd refreshing. Liked this beer much more on the second go-round.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2007
Hazy golden, fierce carbonation, great off-white rocky persistent head. Floral, hoppy aroma. Sweet, honey-like malty notes in the background. Taste starts out nicely hoppy, and finishes with a complex malt profile. Overall very dry, but well balanced. Good mouthfeel, quite substantial, with surprisingly little carbonation. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphops (300) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2007
nice beer pale blonde. smells liek hay pepper and malt. taste reminds of a chouffe brew. malty hoppy spicy. malty but still dries the pallet. some alcohol in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
profane (40) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2007
Draught. Nice creamy foam. Moisty taste, fizzy in the nose. Very hoppy, also in the long end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10354) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, small foamy layer; the aroma is a robust combination of a sweet fruitiness (oranges) and a distinctive peppery hoppiness; very strong sweet-bitter flavour, medium-bodied; orangey-fruity sweetish finish with an increasing aromatic hoppiness in the aftertaste; all in all a bit warming: A spicy, outstanding, well balanced Abdijbier with very pleasant hops..............

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a murky garnet with a small head that faded slowly. Aromas of candy sugar, beets, orange, yeast, and some alcohol. Fairly hoppy mouthfeel with some raspberry notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
On Tap at the Prince Of Wales, Foxfield 25/11/2006 Fruity and slightly rich aroma. Golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Rich on the palate. Crisp lasting malt finish.


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