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De Ranke Guldenberg - Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg

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328 Ratings

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 26
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website

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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Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Comptoir du Pouple (La Roche/Yon) and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden blond color, with white foamy head.
Smell : fruity and hoppy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet malty flavors, light bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Triple.

thierrynantes, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

bishopdc0, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DruC4, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Ciocanelu, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of dgallina
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11.2 ounce slim brown bottle dated best-before January 2009.

Poured dark cloudy peach with significant sediment despite careful decanting. Insignificant film of head and rapidly dwindling light lace. Heavy alcoholic caramel and cherry fruit aromas. Flavor takes its queue from the smell. Yeast and hops are at the foreground, giving way to diacetyl and touches of phenol in the center. Finishes with clean hops and fruit (tart lemons, sweet cherries). Very light and gently bubbly mouth feel. More refreshing than I expected at the onset. Tastes a bit overly phenolic overall.

dgallina, Sep 24, 2006
Photo of ShrLSU
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11.2 oz bottle into Westy goblet.

A - Poured a beautiful golden color with a small white head. Look beautiful in the glass!

S - Very faint hop smell. Nice an malty. A classic belgian ale smell.

T & M - Very malty with some slight hops. Kind of heavy for a what i was expecting. More alcohol tasting than usual.

D - Very drinkable. It was a little too cold when i started to drink it but it got better as it warmed a bit. More flavors seemed to come out. Try this one out if you like the Belgians.

ShrLSU, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of Anatole
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Anatole, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

wolf_switzer, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

johnnybelgians, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

This pours a yellow orange and murky beer with a nice frothy head that remains the entire glass.

Smell is hoppy and bitter with some grassy notes. Yeast smell and slightly metallic with some anise whiffs.

Taste was hoppy and bitter, grassy with faint malt notes. The small amount of caramel malt is noted and makes the beer a little more deep and gives it a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Somewhere way in the back I think I taste something of a barnyard, nice! Aftertaste is dry and body is medium.

For some reason I expected this to be more hoppy. Not that it wasn't but I expected it to be more resionous.

Absumaster, Nov 17, 2006
Photo of Kerne
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Kerne, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

supermeniscus, Aug 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

bulldogops, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Brewer1980, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Nolen12, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Yabev15, Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Pdrufo, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Molson2000, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Wamba, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Not the best, but a nice, complex tripel. The aroma is a little simple, but the flavor expands more with lighter berry fruit, malts of doughy bread, pale grain, and a bit of farmhouse hop flavors. Easy drinking and no hint of the alcohol, I'd call this one a winner. Worth a try if you dig nice, drinkable tripels.

tempest, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of Goldorak
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Sampled on-tap at Moan & Dove

Appearance: Light amber/honey golden, it had a big thick head that looked caked on and had plenty of cling on my glass.

Smell: Sort of like the dried up beer on my primary fermentation when I'm too lazy to clean it right away, it was very yeasty, with a sour/funky thing going on. Wasn't as complex as the bottle, but enjoyable. Alcohol also played a major role.

Taste: Creamy mouthfeel, some pale malt, hop astringency there in the finish but nothing too strong, booze felt a little more concealed.

Goldorak, Jul 22, 2005
Photo of SwillBilly
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into my St Bernardus chalice.

Appearance: A cloudy, semi dark amber. Tight, 1/2 inch head dissipates rather quickly leacing minimal lacing on the chalice.

Smell: Fruity and sweet malts. Hints of caramel, apricots and sweet like raisin bread.

Taste: Initially somewhat sweet and malty giving way to a middle that has little flavor. Finishes with somewhat dry and a little alcoholic. Warms the belly.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, somewhat creamy and smooth.

Drinkability: Pretty decent tripel but doesn't really stand out. Rather easy to drink but alcohol could be a factor. Worth trying but their are others that are better.

SwillBilly, Nov 10, 2005
De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
90 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.