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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 923   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2936) - Perth, - NOV 16, 2012
Simple, unassuming label, check, small brown bottle, check, grandish ale that bears no resemblance whatsoever to any Tripel I’ve tried, check. New or just been hidden away from me for many years, this is a celebratory explosion of all the simple things melded to make one smile. It pours with so much life. Cloudy as the yeast goes in; a misty deep orange with the finest of carbonation streaming slowly towards a mountainous bleach white crown. The head is well held and settles a good two inches with half that out the lip of the chalice. Laces wickedly. Piercing, all alerting nose has lots of plump fruit reminiscent of cantaloupe, peach and honeydew with edging herbal elderflower and lavender. Similar biting and gripping ripe and underripe fruit on the palate. Bitter fruit end, vinous and dry with a piney, floral and earthy flow. Beautifully balanced and harmonious with its back drop of clean malts. Firm body made lighter by the effervescence. This is lipsmackingly good stuff. Vinous, hoppy, fruity, refreshing and scarily shielding of that alcohol. A wonderful non Tripel!! (33cL, BBE 04/15, Cellarbrations Carlisle)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2448) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2016
Botella @’t Brugs Beertje, Brujas 02/12/16 BBD:02/08/21 Color amarillo, sabor dulce, levadura, cuerpo denso.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (635) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Teku. Orange, medium hazy with medium, off-white, frothy head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is medium fruity and citrus, along with mild malty profile with light to medium yeasty notes, some spices (pepper). Taste is moderate sweet due to nice clear malty backbone with medium bitter (nicely hopped) notes, pretty well balanced. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is dry and fruity. In general good, yeasty and quite complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1904) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 25, 2016
On tap at Luppolo Station in Rome-Italy, on the day of the tap takeover. Cloudy golden/orangey pour, rock white foam leaving drafts. Nose: fruity peach/apricot notes, sweet malty notes, some citric or orangey hops. Mouth: sweet start, orange jam, the finish is slightly sweet and dry. Strong and elegant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanaclane (373) - - NOV 12, 2016
Nez: Malté, poire, levure Bouche: Maltée, poire, herbacée, épicée, sucrée, levure Une bière bien équilibrée et agréable à boire

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beertobealive (522) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2016
Pours a thin white head with light coriander aromas. Clear gold colored body. Elegant and round in mouth but nothing exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1809) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle from private import thx Alex for this. A: candied sugar, light spicy, alcohol, pils malt. App: clear golden small lasting white head. Great lacing. T/p: med to full body with short bitter finish. Moderate high carbonation. A bit of warming from the alcohol O: A nice classical take on the style. Not a style I crave that much but I found pleasure drinking this.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Banzale (113) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2016
Acheter à Tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies. Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur blonde troublé avec de beau reflet . Col de mousse léger mais présent et onctueux. Au nez, c’est houblonné et un nez de levure , mais aussi de pains. En bouche , note de fruit sèché type abricot et prune , levure présente en bouche , note de pains ( suppose que c’est la levure qui donne ce gout) , une fin de bouche un peu liquoreux ! Douce mais à la fois puissante un bon goût !

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (5446) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours brown to yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of fruits, tomatoes, honey and caramel, flavor is sweet with fruits, tomatoes, light bodied

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2734) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Oranje gele kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, fruitig, citrus, orange. Smaakt fruitig, bitterzoet, orange. Droge afdronk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2518) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Geel goud bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, witte wijn, druiven. Smaakt kruidig, citroen, witte wijn, druiven.


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