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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: 929   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Hazy golden color with a white head. Sweet sugar and fruit with some mild yeast. Mild citrus notes, some yeast, and a light floral note. Tastes of bread, fruity citrus, and some hints of banana. A bit of pear, mild bitterness, and some floral notes. Just a hint of yeast on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
Light tan, hazy. Aroma of pear, nutmeg, cumin, pepper, very light malt-derived caramel. Vinous (merlot, I think, but I'm not a wine guy) palate. Caramel, chocolate chip cookies, flowery notes. Yeasty, sweet finish. Zippy carbonation normally bothers me, but in this case it really carries the beer over the palate well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16026) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orange/golden with small white head. Flavour is malt, sweet and spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15724) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2006
This is De Rankes Guldenberg made for Vinens Verden! Great Tripel! Golden with fine white head. Aroma and taste of yeast/fruit & hops. Finish is little bitter and lasting. Great!
Earlier Rating: 2/14/2006 Total Score: 3.7
From the same brewery as XX Bitter, De Ranke. A Belgium Tripel. Golden/orange with white head. An allround tripel- not to spicy for beginners and not too boring for "advanced tasters". Like the quality of a good Belgium beer the finish lasts and is very comftable. A good place to start your Belgish adventure!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head. Sweet orange dominates the nose, with elements of citrus, caramel and yeast further in the background. Flavour of oranges, candied lemon, caramel, with a slightly bitter sharpness to finish. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle, 8.5%. Refreshing acidic aroma. Cloudy golden colour, small white head. The flavour is a bit rough, but pleasantly so. Fruity and yeasty. Typically Belgian. Dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/10/2005 Total Score: 2.9
Golden colour. Very mild, slight sweet flavour. Low carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Bottle (Vinens Verden) - shared with Mette. Golden - white head. Orange / Grape / citrus hopped. Light malty - light bitter. Bitter aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2006 Total Score: 3.4
Draught (Guldenberg) at "Chr. Firtal" in Odense. Orange - white head. Aroma: Flowery, malty, orange, well hopped. Taste: Citrus, bitter hop, malty, yeast, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2008
330ml bottle (?, Amsterdam)
Orange, healthy creamy head. Nutty aroma, musty mushrooms. Fizzy in the mouth, which is a shame. Big hoppy aroma after swirling. Big malty taste. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14660) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
Slightly hazy golden color, white head. Nice dry bitter taste, more hoppy taste then I would have thought after smelling. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14486) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and bitter hop backed by earthy spice notes. Hazy peach color with a decent white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is a bit woody/funky with caramel, spice and hop bitter. Heat arrives quickly. The finish is quite dry, almost astringent, and some medicinal wood and bitter hop are present. Very interesting; very tasty.


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