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

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RATINGS: 947   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
extrahoplover (7) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2011 does not count
This was my first step into the bitterness. Easy drinkable, fresh in mouth but sweet too... Long aftertaste. Sweet presence of the malts. Golden yellow in the glass, strong protective head. Not too sparkly. Perfect for one crazy night.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1806) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2013
Cette bire est 8 % abv et non 8,5 comme indiqu dans le descriptif du rate. Rfrence une ancienne abbaye dtruite en 1798, on sait par qui Couleur dor brillant soutenu. Lger trouble de levure cause de la forte pression louverture. Bulles trs fines en fontaine au centre. Mousse blanche qui reste trs crmeuse 2 mm. Armes surtout de houblon aromatique. Trs grande 1re bouche sur le houblon, soyeuse et douce. Arrire-bouche entire: amertume en 1, orge en 2. 2me bouche o lamertume est encore plus fine, plus complexe. Houblon Hallertau travaill de plusieurs faons.... 3me sur des fleurs, du bois, du malt, avec des notes exceptionnelles, et une arrire-bouche toujours trs fine et noble. Longueur avec des pices, girofle, cpres, corce de noix de cajou. Levure trs intressante, trs fine, complexe. Trs belle ligne. Alcool bien progressif, parfait 8 % abv pour ce genre de bire. Finale qui dveloppe des nuances encore diffrentes, avec toujours laccent sur lamertume, mais cest voulu par De Ranke, de mme quune trs longue conservation, puisque mon exemplaire avanait sans peur une date en aot 2017, gage dune grande bire, bien entendu. Trs belle bire de grande ralisation, qui a sans doute chang dans le temps puisque lemballage papier rayures bleues a disparu, et la teneur en alcool vraisemblablement. Donc on est sur un ralignement pour rendre le produit plus dmocratique, ou pour une autre raison, mais le principal est bien entendu pour nous dans la saveur de cette bire. Je suis prt reprendre cette bire pour la savourer longuement, et dvelopper encore de nouvelles saveurs. Ceci explique une note maximale...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
These guys brew some awesome beer. Excellent Calvados yeasty nuttiness in flavor and aroma. Strong pungent aromatics. Syrup flavors in and out between the bitterness. A crazy toastiness too Many Triples are way too sweet but not this one. Definitely Belgian Abbey all the way. Damn their beers are fantastic! This in a barrel would be insanely delicious! Its frickin NUTS!!!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daniele240283 (4) - - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 A gusto personale è la birra più buona del mondo!!..........................:::

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Straordinaria esperienza al pub del Duca, dopo la favolosa Kriek dello stesso birrificio, questa la verso con lentezza e un gran sorriso sulle labbra aspettandomi qualcosa di veramente speciale. Colore piuttosto chiaro, schiuma vivace, ampia ma subito pronta a svanire; laroma spettacolare e indescrivibile: quindici minuti solo ad annusarla, aroma luppolato ed erbaceo, arancia e pane appena lievitato, e qualche fiore che non riesco a identificare, secco e inebriante, sembra che abbracci dun colpo il salso profumo di mare alle mie spalle. Corpo vivace e leggiadro, sapore indescrivibile; i 33cl pi avvincenti della mia vita. Top.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodrigorj87 (14) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2013
Paladar intenso em malte e lupulo, linda cor dourada e aroma levemente doce. Degustei com frios e azeitonas e combinou muito bem. Cerveja bem alcoolica, 8,5%.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 When you open up a bottle, already the hoppy flavours come to wards you. Nice clear golden color. Nice head to, and well presented in a nice goblet. The taste is very sparkling, hoppy, malty all well balanced. Long aftertaste of hoppy bitters. For me one of my favourite tripels. A treasure. As a draught beer its cloudy, but still well balanced, and exiting.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reelingsilk (22) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 I love this beer, its one of my favorite Belgians. The color is beautiful glowing amber. The nose is enchanting, fruity and almost honeylike. Flavours abundantly fruity, with impressions of sour apples, sweet pears and juicy peaches. There’s sourness and sweetness in there, and yet there’s also the spicy bitter touch of the hops. The alcohol is well masked, there’s no burn at all. With its pleasantly tickly bubbles, and perfect mouthfeel, this beer is just heavenly.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (922) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
bottled on: 12/14 L: -pours a cloudy golden with a medium, foamy, white head -lots of particle floaties -medium carbonation visible S: -white bread,white wine,honey,tangerines,oranges,candi sugar,hay,apricots,slight banana,pineapple T: -grassy,white wine,honey,bready,grapefruit,apricots,bubble gum,slight oxidation -medium to high hop bitterniss F: -high carbonation -medium body -alcohol warmth O: Great stuff

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (615) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier. Bloemig, licht hoppig aroma. Smaken van peer, mout, beetje vanille, brood, zelfs een heel klein beetje caramel. Lekker warme, licht bittere afdronk. Zeer goed uitgebalanceerd bier. Een topproduct.


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