De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

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443 Ratings
De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bierman9 on 04-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
443
Reviews:
244
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, bright gold, highly effervescent, with a massive yellow-tinted head that becomes quite airy and leaves heavy lacing.

Dry yeast, green apple skin, a hint of earthy wooden something or other in the nose.

Slight pear and apple sweetness, with a little cream and even some vanilla, up front in the taste. More earthy hop bitterness than I normally expect from a tripel on the backend. Mildly yeasty, semi-dry finish.

Light to medium bodied, with a little prickly carbonation and light smooth creaminess in the feel.

I don't like this much bitterness in a tripel, but it isn't bad. Expiration date of 11/03/20.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of windowside
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
2.99/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Hazy golden colour, medium head with short retention. Good lace. Aroma of peaches, spices, herbs, pepper, fennel. Unfortunately, as you're drinking, it fades and ends in cardboard. Round palate, thick and creamy. Good carbonation. Taste of caramel, fruits, spices, herbs. Same thing as the aroma, turns to unpleasant notes. I had three bottles, all with the same problem. Subject to revision sometime in the future.

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Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AvvocatoCovelli
2.63/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Vixie
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head. The head does stick around a bit, leaving a lot of lacing on the glass, and has that typical Belgian toughness, meaning it will divert the flow of slowly poured beer.

Strong smell of yeast, also picking up notes of citrus and pepper spice.

Fruity up front, mainly apple, pear, and apricot. I am also picking up some Belgian yeast funk, and finishes with a decent amount of hop bitterness.

Feel is smoother than expected from the amount of carbonation.

Kind of a different take on the style, I think the hops are a bit much for this style, scaling them back a bit would allow the fruit and pepper spice I expect to come through more. It's not bad example of the style, just not an outstanding one.

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Photo of pkalix
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 54V4G3
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of g00ey
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A delicious, slightly funky Belgian tripel.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a deep cloudy gold with a big foamy white head that leaves small sticky lacing. The aroma is sweet from the grains and slightly spicy. The taste to me was just a nondescript bitter primarily with small amounts a sweet and spicy. The body is light and faintly carbonated

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Photo of andpit
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Slightly hazy golden body with spotty white head
Slightly funky peachy aroma
That's the flavour too
Dangerously drinkable with the mf and overall impression of the beer

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Photo of MrDell
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

21.07.2016

De Ranke - Gouldenberg
Tripel - 8% - 330ml bottle –Bottled 13.01.2016 Best before 19.01.2021

De Ranke Website:
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.

Appearance: Cloudy, deep golden, orangey colour. Lively carbonation. Solid, two finger, white head.

Aroma: Smells fantastic with lots of orange peel, very fruity. Clove and bubble gum. Aroma is very fresh.

Taste: Orange peel upfront, very fruity, then a little bit of sweetness before a slightly bitter and spicy finish.

Mouth feel: Medium to full bodided, gentle on the palate despite all the bubbles in the glass. A little oily.

Overall: An absolutely fantastic Tripel. Unique yet familiar. Will definitely buy this one again.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at The Sovereign in DC. I thought this tripel was lacking all around. No spice, phenolics or even yeast flavors. No complexity at all. It was cloudy and had a minimal head.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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