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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: 922   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4307) - - DEC 4, 2013
Golden tripel, quite bitter and dry for Belgian standards. Has some fruits as well. Nice.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (602) - 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 (1885) - 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 (368) - - 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 (1808) - 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 (102) - 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 (5430) - 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 (2726) - 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 (2515) - ’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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1327) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2016
Bouteille datée du 16/09/2015 et un BB de 09/2020, bue après 1 an. Robe jaune-orangée légèrement trouble avec un mince col de mousse blanc. Arômes de levures belges, pain frais, orange, cantaloup, miel, abricot et arrière-plan d’herbes grasses. En bouche, grains maltés amers et levures, léger sucre brut, zeste d’orange, abricot séché. Petit goût mielleux par la suite ainsi que de la pâtisserie. Finale très herbacés et amère. Texture semi-onctueuse et corps mince à moyen.


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