De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg
BA SCORE
4.01/5
452 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
Ranking:
#3,751
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
452
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A hazy light orange color with a half-finger of frothy white head (looks like one could get a better effect here with a pour at home). Aroma is dry, phenolic, citric, and floral ... Comes off as a classic tripel if perhaps on the hoppy side of the style guidelines. Palate is a robust honeyed breakfast cereal malt backbone which does not stick around long, washed away by green apple/pear, flower water, lemon, orange, and clove. I'm also getting a nutty note like some saisons and a herbal element as well. A tannic dryness pervades the whole proceedings. Not getting much alcohol early but this emerges more over time. Subtle pineapple and perhaps mango hidden in the background. Mid-range body and rather fizzy. I am wanting to pronounce this one of the better tripels I've sampled but something is holding me back. In any event, well worth one's time.

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Photo of Samp01
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of tjd25
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big bubbles fade quickly (with a nice noise) on a slightly hazy pale orange color body. The smell is very grassy, wildly grassy and flowery. Also some strawberries. The grassy hoppiness invades the mouth and leave a thick chewy aftertaste. A very grapefruit like aspect appears, together with a quick caramel note. The mouthfeel is light but very hoppy; not too much going on apart from the hops. THe level of cabonation was enjoyable. I'm starting to enjoy these Belgian hoppy beers.

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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off when I popped the lid this bottle erupted like shaken champagne and would not stop foaming all over the place, annoying!
A - fully hazy yellow with plenty of sediment, tower of head is a joke
S - a dizzying mix of florals, spices, fruity esters, and grains
T - fruity esters and bright lavendar floral hop notes mix well together, hints of coriander, seeds, and light leafiness
M - bright and creamy, huge carbonation, mildly bitter
O - the overflowing bottle really pissed me off before I even started, but this brew is unique and even a little mysterious, keeps your palate busy for sure

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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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%

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

on tap @ Moeder (St. Gilles), Brussels

A: Copper color. Fairly hazy.

S: Candy sugar evident, with some spicy yeast character expected in all triples. Some coriander as well.

T: Tastes as it smells. Finishes fairly dry with only a little sugar left over. Hops and tannic balance the sweetness. Alcohol present but in balance.

M: Medium carbonation. Medium body.

O: Fairly balanced, much more so than traditional triples due to hops and relatively dry finish. Similar to Quintine, but a bit sweeter and stronger. Very drinkable, though I wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Poured into a Moinette goblet from a 11.2 oz bottle.
11.2 oz bottle, best before April 2009.

A - Slightly mirky orange color witha powerful off-white head and good retention.

S - Both spicy and fruit-laden, with a suprising hop backbone. Smells complex.

T - Yep, there is a real hop presence here that I didn't expect at all. Once this is overcome, there is a solid fruity and yeasty character that reminds me this is a Belgian ale. The hops reassert themselves as this beer warms to ambient temperature.

M - Interesting balance of hops and yeasty malts ... thick and full, this ale is interesting for the style and has a very smooth mouthfeel.

D - A good tripel, but I wouldn't call it an exact example of the style. Definitely worth a shot. Hoppier than I would have thought or expected. This isn't bad, just unexpected.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Pours somewhere between orange, and gold in color. Cloudy with a steady stream of bubbles. Thick, creamy, white head that leaves webs of lacing.

The aroma is earthy, with hints of stewed pigs feet, ginger, moldy rotting pears, and other over ripe fruits.

The taste reminds me of flat ginger-ale, feta cheese, and lots of earthy flavors.

Medium body, slightly dry.

A nice funky beer that lies somewhere between a Tripel, and a Saison.

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

Pours a clear gold with orange tinges, with a good amount of head. The head takes its time breaking and there is some really nice lacing left behind. The smell is Belgian yeasts, fruity, some spices such as clove and Belgian candi sugar. The flavor has all the elements of the nose, but I found the yeast and candi the dominant flavors. There was also a mild amount of spice, which is positive in a tripel, that lingers on the tail end. The feel is medium/full with a very decent amount of carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer.

A nice tripel that is easy to drink. This is one of my favorite styles, and this was a great example from the masters in Belgium.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Had this one at the Bayou in SLC.

Pours a nice cloudy dark yellow golden color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, some snall islands, and some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast, and some spice. The taste is malty, yeasty, slightly spice, with some citrus notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a pretty tasty brew, recommended.

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De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 452 ratings
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