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De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Belgian 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,255
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
474
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Photo of undomiel
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- deep golden, very cloudy, 1cm fat white head.
s- I'm not sure if with a beer of this stature we dwell upon such things.
T- It's very nice, slightly tart in flavour, wonderful.
f- Rich, baked cherry pudding, deep toasty possibilities
O- Damned nice but V expensive in London at £3.29/330/ml from Wholefoods in London W8
Minimalist lable; I like it, like it's from a family affair.

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Photo of smithj4
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Estria
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Expires 04/05/22.
A: Pours a clear, slightly dark, golden yellow with beautiful 2-3 inch rocky/frothy white head with excellent retention. Decent lacing.
S: Melon, soft citrus, honey, and hints of musty barnyard funk, herbal clove, and a nutty woodiness.
T: Herbal mint, honey, melon, lemon, white pepper, clove, orange, grassy note, and that subtle nutty wood note.
M: Light body. Pleasantly effervescent. Crisp and lightly sweet. Mildly astringent and bitter. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate.
D: Not your typical tripel! Refreshing with good complexity from the hops and yeast. Pairing with seafood or a stronger cheese would be brilliant.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle ‘Best by’ labeled at 10/27/21

Pours a deep golden orange with copper hues and topped with solid 2 fingers of frothy white cap; great retention with thick lacing walling a good portion of the glass.

Aromas of big, balanced fruity esters, hints of clove influence but never dominate; lighter tones of earthy, woody funk, light herbs, and some bready, yeasty baking spice on the finish; balanced, soft, and vibrant.

Taste shows fruity esters balancing with bready yeastiness and herbal spice; gets a touch earthier as things progress, but doesn’t lose the sense of brightness in the profile from its citrus and floral tones.

Mouthfeel brings a medium-light, slightly gritty body with carbonation trending toward the higher end of the spectrum, while never becoming overbearing; builds a yeasty crispness and encroaching dryness through the finish, giving off a lightness that betrays its strength; well-done.

Light, crisp, and conceals its 8% dangerously; I’m especially liking the fruitier tones coming through in no small harmony alongside the expected Belgian yeast. Very balanced in flavor as well, and a Belgian I could carelessly toss back multiples of without feeling overwhelmed on the palate; one of the more approachable abbey ales I’ve come across to date.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npolachek
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well balanced strong Belgian blond ale. Has bitterness as well as a unique aroma unlike any Tripple I’ve ever had before. Very dry hopped and solid for pairing with a burger.

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Photo of GravityKills
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LauraMancini
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, Belgian yeast, pale malt, and a hint of ester. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness and bitterness. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, Belgian yeast, pale malt, and a hint of ester. Overall, good complexity, more hops in body than aroma, and the alcohol isn't overpowering.

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Photo of Flying-ABV
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tapped into an authentic Brouwerij Brasserie 250ml tulip glass at Delerium Cafe, Tokyo.
Guldenberg is one fine example of a Belgian Tripel for sure. Do read StonedTrippin’s comments above because he absolutely nails it. I’ll only add one alternate take: the freshly tapped example I had here in Tokyo is completely devoid of any “stale” character. It’s absolutely perfect. What an amazing balance of hops and yeast. Extremely complex and thoroughly inviting to the palate. It finishes with a lasting draw of that hard candy while the hops stay in the background maintaining a clean finish and feel. Wonderful!!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WynnO
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 474 ratings