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De Ranke Guldenberg - Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

325 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 26
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-22-2002)
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timmynyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-31-2014 02:11:34 | More by timmynyc
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-06-2013 00:44:25 | More by MRsojourner
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2013 23:56:18 | More by bostonryan
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid golden color with a nice off-white head, lots of tiny suspended particles, light carbonation, and decent lace. Yeasty Belgian aroma and honey-ish malt sweetness. Nice yeast, spicy, malty balance with a touch of sweet honey. Medium-light bodied but a touch airy.

Nice solid Belgian Strong Pale Ale / Tripel.

Per Label: "Unfiltered Unpasteurized"

Per BOM notes: Hallertau and Brewer's Gold hops

Bottled: March '05
Best Before (end of): Mar '10
Tasted:04/14/07

(11.2 oz. sleek brown Euro-style bottle)

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 14:57:36 | More by RBorsato
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david131

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy yellow liquid with a thick and craggy white head that has excellent retention.

S- Peaches, strawberries, lemon zest, honey, and grass. Complex and intriguing.

T- Hints of peaches, strawberries, honey, lemon, and grass. Rather tame actually, but it is delicious.

M- Creamy smooth with no alcohol presence. Leaves a bit of a coating in the mouth.

O- Very smooth, tasty, and interesting. One of the best tripels I have come across. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 03:48:13 | More by david131
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Julien


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-25-2012 14:32:02 | More by Julien
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GoGata

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-12-2013 19:23:51 | More by GoGata
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Nick-K

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-08-2014 17:18:54 | More by Nick-K
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-19-2014 02:22:18 | More by wrightst
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marburg

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sip 1: A bit cold. Hey, this is a good beer.

Sip 7: Wow, not bad. I forgot how much I loved these DeRanke guys.

Sip 16: Holy shit, this is awesome beer.

Big, fluffy gold beer with an equally fat head. Peering through the green bottle, one is struck by the fact that the stickiness of the head extends even back into the bottle, where a layer of ivory foam bubbled atop the beer. Lots of sweet, lemony, spicy, phenolic tripel flavor. Bouncy and vibrant, there's a good amount of mild citrus to match the yeasty qualities. Rounded off by a nice, organic bitterness. Reasonably dry despite its creamy tripel-ness. Amazingly drinkable. I shared a bit with some other BAs, but I could have had a few of the 750s before passing out with a big grin on my face.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 05:16:52 | More by marburg
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cowboy83

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-04-2012 15:38:42 | More by cowboy83
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-29-2013 05:24:58 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-19-2013 01:32:02 | More by ILiveOffHops
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DanHaag


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-19-2014 21:34:02 | More by DanHaag
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-16-2014 02:59:30 | More by afsdan
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maxpower

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped and corked green bottle that has a 11.2 oz belgian abbey beer label. This pours a cloudy bright golden color with a huge fluffy white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass. Saison aroma of lemon and spices, apple, pear, lemon, pepper flavors. Medium bodied with a crisp and carbonated mouthfeel, finishes dry. Alcohol well hidden at 8.5%, very delicous and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2005 20:30:04 | More by maxpower
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-28-2012 16:08:07 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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Radome

California

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from a 33 cl bottle at Bier Circus in Brussels.

A - Dark golden color with some orange. Off-white head was initially thick, but transient. It faded to a thin layer, but had good lacing.

S - Aroma is very interesting and inviting. Dominated by strong citrus/grassy hops without a piney character. The hops blended with brown sugar and sweet malt, along with a hint of alcohol. In the background there are light biscuit and dark fruit aromas.

T - Honey-like sweetness and bready malt are the first impression. Hops are not in the foreground, but are there maintaining perfect balance. Alcohol and Abbey-style yeast notes add complexity, with the yeast contributing fruit, such as plums.

M - Medium body, mouthcoating sweetness, smooth carbonation. Moderate hops bitterness.

O - Very drinkable. This beer has a reputation for being a Belgian hop-bomb; I found it hoppier than usual but still an excellent balancing act between hops and malt.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 22:12:24 | More by Radome
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml green bottle capped with a wine cork > mini snifter.

This has a classic, hazy yellow-gold color, great carbonation with a fluffy, fine-white head, very slow dissipation, zippy look with sticky, clumpy lacing.

The nose has a subtle, corn and wheat-dry, malty aroma, sweet malt with a sour yeastieness underneath. a warm buzzy heat gently whiffs out of the earthy, spicey effect.

This has a light, crispy earthy malt, wheat, freshly husked corn, earthy and tangy yeast notes with a classic green, weedy hop bitterness right at the end. the heat warms and does not throw off the balance. Hearty, robust, earthy flavors dance around a solid, crispy malt backbone. Feels crispy with a wonderfully light smoothness and dry finsih. Stays very crispy!

authnetic and classic from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 23:03:00 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Jon

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, honeyed amber. White head leaves trails of lace behind. Decent head retention. Peach, apricot, yeast, floral hops are all evident in the inviting nose. Taste is features an array of flavors including honey, peach, and yeast accenuated by an earthy, bitter hop finish. Some sweetness is present and the alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Smooth, elegant mouthfeel. Carbonation is done nearly perfectly. Wonderful Belgian tripel. Though quite hoppy, the interplay of flavors makes this beer highly drinkable and certainly a favorite. Awesome stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 04:06:06 | More by Jon
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bditty187

Nebraska

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazy, tawny-coppery in hue with a splash of amber; white foam, at the apex the head was almost two fingers tall. Head retention was respectable, after a few moments all that remained was a soapy cap. Subsequent lacing was spotty and not very prevalent. Overall, the appearance is decent but largely forgettable.

The nose is very bright, forceful and chatty; I was impressed after one sniff. There was lemon zest and dried grapefruit rinds with hints of tropical fruit which is followed by herbal, spicy, flowery aromas; faintly musty with a trace of sourness. Honey-like maltiness, crackers, peaches, and apples develop overtime. The bouquet is complex but it doesn’t strike me as a Triple. Clearly it is something Belgian, something funky, and something inviting. I am curious.

The palate is musty, fruity, sour, tart, malty, sweet, bitter at the back with a tangy-smooth finish. I taste grapes, apples, peaches, lemon zest, dried grapefruit rinds, herbs, cloves, flowers, grass, hay, crackers, honey, faint (and random) spiciness. Somehow the palate is very complex and yet not overwhelming. This seems to be the trademark of De Ranke. In time a wonderfully hoppy bitterness develops and lingers on the back of my tongue. I am impressed. I didn’t think this beer smelled like a Triple but the palate *somewhat* tastes like a Triple. I am not going to pigeonhole such a beer. It is an esoteric Belgian Ale. That’s life.

Slightly fuller then medium in body; moderate and smooth carbonation, the mouthfeel is quite rewarding.

Very drinkable; at first this beer was just so-so but it really, really grew on me. So much so I would easy recommend this beer and I can’t wait to drink it again. For reasons only I know I have sat on my 11.2oz bottle for many months. I think Bill from “the Moon” gave it to me. I’m not sure. All I know this is a funky, musty, slightly sour, hoppy, and enjoyably malty ale that I bet would kill with an assortment of cheese. Honestly, this was a surprise… it really shouldn’t have been as De Ranke is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 22:29:09 | More by bditty187
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Dukeofearl

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Walked into my local store (LaBodega in Riverside) and to my great surprise, this beer is sitting aside one of my all-time favorites, the DeRanke XX Bitter. So I just have to have this. Must have Guldenberg. I never expected to run across this. Pricy, $13.99 for a 750, so I have to think about that.

Pours a slightly hazy golden, with a nice lazy head with pretty lacing on the side of my DeKoninck Bollecke.

Aroma is a mellow orange/lemon sweetness, with a slight farmhouse funk that makes it really interesting. The funk is mellow, not overwhelming as in some saisons, and really adds to the sensation.

Flavor is a follow through of the aromas, with a nice "DeRanke" yeast & hop profile- present just as in the XX Bitter, but very nicely rounded. Another review said this was a nice melding of a tripel and a saison, and I couldn't agree more. Alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavor profile.

Overall, the flavor/mouthfeel is much more mellow than most tripels- not as sweet and rich, but still really good.

The drinkability is the best part of this- I can drink it all night long. But beware, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, though, which is one of those good/bad things. Higher marks for flavor and drinkability, lower marks because I was ready for bed earlier than I expected!

I am a little disappointed in this beer, not because of the beer itself, but because of the price.This is at the high end of what I'm comfortable paying. It's a really good beer, and I recommend it, but I have a hard time justifying paying this much.

Many people say this brewer is underrated- not in my book- it's one of the best of breed.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 04:10:48 | More by Dukeofearl
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Moudy pale straw blond in a chalice glass. Closed foam not so thick as desired, medium retention. Well carbonated. Smelling is oranges & spicy notes. Mildly caramel flavor & very inense but gentle bitterness - Hallertau hops´good job !-. Aftertaste leaves an slightly fruity flavor. Medium body & excellent drinkability. I´ve repeated as often as available.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 15:40:54 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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simonli625

Netherlands

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle from a friend as a birthday gift and tried it tonight and
really like it!

A: golden orange color with white head. A bit cloudy!

S: Fruity , sweet and yeasty. The smell is quite complex but not overwhelming.

T: It just have the right mix of bitterness and sweetness from the fruit. It
tastes quite earthy as well. The tastes is rich but not overpowering.

M: medium carbonation, after taste is a bit bitter.

O:It is definitely one of my favorite triple with the right amount of bitterness
and sweetness.and I definitely will get couple more bottles next time I am in
the shop.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 11:30:52 | More by simonli625
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gosurfobx

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in wraped 750ml bottle with crown cap and cork. Drink before date on paper wraping. A for presentation. Pours a golden color with expected cloudines from bottle conditioning. Has a large white foamy head. Smell is yeasty, with some spicy notes although I dont think any spices are used in this tripel. Taste is very good. Malt blends nicely with solid hop taste. Yeast is also present in the taste. Mouthfeel is great, fills the mouth with flavors. Didn't want to put the glass down with this one, a great triple in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 01:32:01 | More by gosurfobx
De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
90 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.