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De Ranke Guldenberg - Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg

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230 Reviews

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Reviews: 230
Hads: 395
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 30
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-22-2002

Guldenberg is a tripel-style abbey ale containing 8.5% vol. Alc. Its colour is blond and it’s made of pale malt with the addition of candy sugar. The bitterness comes from the Hallertau hops we use as bitterhop and as aromahop. On top of that we use dry – hopping techniques with the same hops which give the ale its unique flavour and aroma and its perfect balance between sweet and bitter. The name came from the former Guldenberg Abbey in Wevelgem, the village of birth of Nino, one of the brewers. According to data in Flandria Illustrata ale was brewed here in the past.
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Photo of stcules
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful gold-yellow colour, with oranged reflexes. The smell is floreal and fruity, with some apricot, green apple, pear. At the taste you can feel the honey (sharp even in the flavour), with a good bitter. The bitter and the sweet (of honey and even pear) are very good balanced. The aftertatse is bitter with a good persistance. The body is medium - light.

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Photo of Gusler
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oh yea baby this beer has more stuff floating around in it than the Salt River at flood stage? Not sure that’s a great description, but I personally like beers with a lot of dross. After its departure from the bottle it sets in the glass an amphibological yellowish-orange color, the head portly in size, frothy in texture and the resultant lace a nice covering of the glass. Yeast, sweet malt, hints of orange peel, and a real treat to the senses with a start that is ambrosial and loaded with malt, top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has a desirous hop spicy bite, the acidity is spiteful and the aftertaste quite dry and lasts for a least a lustrum, and well worth a sample for the Belgiephiles in the audience.

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Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this at The Moan & Dove (Amherst, MA) and served in the appropriate glass.

Dense rocky white head, lots of cling action. A touch hazed with a dull yellow golden hue. Real mellow aroma, lots of delicate honey-like malt and faint phenols as well as dried tropical fruit way in the back.

The smoothness is unsurpassed, such a rich mouth feel and delicately complex malty palate. Light on the hops, phenols and even the yeast is not too expressive as it melds with the long drawn-out maltiness. Alcoholic subtleties show only in a growing warmth, light fruitiness and a faint spicy bite in the end. A touch of residual sweetness in the finish.

So damn deceiving, flavours are mellow but run the range of a quality Belgian with out being flamboyant. Quite remarkable.

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Photo of kunzbrew
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a hazy wheat color with a monster head and tons of carbonation. The yeast floats all over the glass as the carbonation rises to the top. The light malty smell is arousing along with the hops makes this a very nice brew. For 2.99 a bottle that is not half bad either. The beer finishes strong with after taste that is bad. The lace on the side of the glass is very sexy as I drink this stellar brew.


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Photo of marc77
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Formidably thick, creamy white head covers an effervescent golden hued brew w/ good clarity when decanted off the sediment. Fruity sweetness dominates the aroma w/ notes of ripe pear, juicy grape and mild citrus rind. Notes of yeast mustiness, bready malt and light clove are secondary. The flavor profile presents a similar fruitiness of the aroma, albeit in an unripe fashion. Unripe citrus fruit tartness initially is ceded by dry, sugared grape skin tannic sweetness and pleasantly mellow clove phenol. Light sweetness briefly resurfaces mid palate and takes on a fresh, raw honey character only to be offset by mild hop bitterness and mild green apple acetaldehyde. Moderately bodied for style, w/ a spritzy, lively mouthfeel that faciliates a deceiving lightness to this brew. When the yeast sediment is poured, a subtle nuttiness adds additional complexity. Finishes dry, crisp, lightly tart with quickly fading must. Guldenburg, although a touch understated in spicy profile for a Saison, possesses a myriad of flavors and is very complex, nonetheless. Superlative drinkability due to its facade of refreshing crispness. Delicious. Bottled 6 / 2000

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De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.