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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
91
outstanding

341 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 341
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 26
Gots: 16 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Nick-K, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

TripelMark, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

wise456, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

timmynyc, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

outoffocus, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

tanzbodeli, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

wolf_switzer, Apr 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

CesarLopes, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Nolen12, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Gamsy
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Pale yellow color witha nice, white head. Excellent tripel ale, with a nice aroma of hops and spices, also some pepper. A full flavor but also with a nice and dominant hop flavor that stays in the mouth for quite while. Willdefinitely drink this beer again.

Gamsy, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle (£2.89 from Beers of Europe website):
Orange amber with a finger-sized, bubbly white head that is a solid white colour and settles as a fine, patchy lacing on the surface.

Yeast with touches of spice and a light sourness with light fruits that include some pears, apple and a hint of citrus. The beer seems quite lively on the nose with some further fruits, a little bit of banana and some more spice as well and a few hops towards the end to round things off with.

Spice and yeast to start off with along with some fruits typical of the style; some apple, pear and grapes as well. There is some citrus flavours and a touch of sweetness that follows along with some subtle hops and some floral notes.

Smooth and quite dry with a slightly spicy and sweet mouthfeel that goes down easy with the alcohol content pretty well hidden. The body is a light medium and there is a noticeable carbonation to the beer although its not gassy or overdone.

This one was a slight disappointment when compared to the high standards set by previous Belgian strong ales that I've tried over the past few years and I was definitely expecting a lot more from this one. Whilst not a bad beer it wasn't one I particularly enjoyed, nor one I'd pick up again sadly.

flyingpig, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

philaflava, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Andrew041180, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Kerne, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Haybeerman, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange amber and despite a careful pour, had lots of small white particulates floating around, looks kind of cool. Two finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast (reminiscent of saison yeast), apple juice, stone fruit, light citrus and cardamom. Flavor is dry, almost champagne like light fruit, clove, light stone fruit, grassy and slightly earthy. Finish is bone dry with a long lingering spicy, non-hop bitterness. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. A very nicely made dry tripel that has the traditional spiciness and light fruit, but shares some character with saisons, probably because of the dryness in the finish. Nicely done. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.

LiquidAmber, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

rderedin, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Synapstic, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Genecy, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

morebeergood, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

azorie, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
91 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.