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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

334 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 26
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Erbayd
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the many beers I picked up from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange honey-ish color with about 3/4 inch of dense white foam. Definitely less foam than you might expect from a beer like this

S: Yeasty and spicy, with notes of honey and caramel. Belgian yeast smells dominate but you can definitely make out some grassy and peppery scents as well.

T: Deep and complex. Nice hoppiness in the beginning followed by sweet apricot and strong honey flavors. Slightly dry finish.

M: Definitely on the heavier side, with a balanced amount of carbonation

O: The second beer I've had from De Ranke, and definitely one I'll go back to! It's pretty different from any other tripels that I've had before, so I appreciate that.

Erbayd, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of GoGata
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

GoGata, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of leckart
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

leckart, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of crhea89
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

crhea89, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of olfolxholme
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

olfolxholme, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard brown 330mL bottle, pretty boring old school Belgian label.

Appearance: pours bright orange with small floaties, limited carbonation. A one-finger white head drops to a thick cap. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Belgian yeasts as expected, with some citrus and an earthy, bitter quality. Interesting.

Taste: unusually heavily spiced and floral for a tripel, but the Belgian yeasts and earthen characteristics are there too. Overall not mind-blowing, but a good and different version of the tripel.

Aftertaste: the earth carries through as does the grassy hops, with a smidge of yeast.

Mouth feel: medium in weight with a slightly higer, prickly carbonation.

Overall: seems somewhat different to the 'normal' tripel style, but doesn't suffer for it - just a bit different. I'm pretty certain it ain't worth the AU$130+ per case price, but hey - one every now and then won't hurt.

SmashPants, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

freewill35, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

shigg85, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Wamba, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Sturmthis
4/5  rDev -1%

Sturmthis, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of nygannon
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
4/5  rDev -1%

jklecko2, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of babaracas
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light amber with one finger thick of white foam, settles slowly leaving a spray of lace behind. Smell: vinous, spicy and slightly grassy with a berry note, sweet pale backing. Taste: aggressively spicy into candied citrus peel, white grape and some overripe nectarine. Creamy feel with spiciness everywhere, mild booziness. Enjoyable for sure.

babaracas, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bobv, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -1%

pathman, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Samp01
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper amber with a small short lived white head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast with some spicy fruity notes. Taste is of Belgian yeast, bread, sweet zesty fruity flavors with some mild citrus hops. Palate is a medium body, lively carbonation. Finishes with a sweet zesty fruity flavor, Belgian yeast, biscuit malt and some mild citrusy hops bitterness on the end for balance. A nice long lasting flavorful and enjoyable drinking brew.

Samp01, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -1%

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

tom10101, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DruC4, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice.

A-The beer is cloudy and golden apricot in color. The thin head of white foam drops quickly to a thin ring around the glass. There are a few stray bubbles of carbonation and no lacing.

S-The smell is slightly funky and drier than many tripels I have had. The alcohol is fruity, but the brew is more grassy, and bitter with earthy hops and a bit of soapiness that sweet. Virtually no candy sugar or sweet banana.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. It is spicy, grassy, and hoppy for the style.

M-The carbonation is prickly and aggressive, but thankfully, the beer quickly mellows after some time in the glass. This is a medium weight brew.

O-This is a pretty tasty, and slightly unique, take on the tripel style. The grassy hops are more assertive here than in almost any other tripel I have tried, but it works. The result is a nice, crisp, spicy beer that would pair well with everything from steak to cheese to a ham sandwich.

spoony, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice slightly hazy orange color with a thin head with short retention. Changes to murky after pouring the residual sediments.
Very refreshing aroma of tangerines, Belgian yeast with pine notes.
Likewise, taste of oranges soaked in liquor, cider, and peaches. Also, Belgian yeast, pine, honey with an elegant hint on condiments and floral hops. Dry and lightly warming aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles and an effervescent sensation. Alcohol of 8.5% ABV is harmonic and at an optimum level.
Balanced and flavorful beer that is versatile enough for warm or cold days.

FLima, May 30, 2013
De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
90 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.