De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

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89
very good
446 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:
446
Reviews:
247
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chebode2
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

less common than it should be, this is somewhat of a classic in the style, although i think quite distinct from many of its peers. its not all the way clear, but light in appearance from the tap, with a good inch of lasting white head on it, looks like a belgian. aroma is at first cloying, but it opens into rock candy, green apple, light spices, white wine, and bubblegum esters, clearly yeast driven and rather complex. the flavor has a little oxidation or staleness to it, so few of these european imports even make it to market tasting all the way fresh, but the distraction for me is minimal. huge yeast complexion, green banana, sweet dessert white wine, honey, and then out of nowhere an old school bittering hop that makes the sugar, and with it the normal trajectory of the style, halt in its tracks. the hops are soft and grassy and dried and sort of aged tasting, but their presence in this beer is well above what i have seen from other belgian brewers before. i really like what the hops do for the feel and the finish. this is really nicely carbonated and seems almost clean by the end. i also really like the alcohol coming in where it does, i can have one or two at this strength, where when they push above 9% abv i am often intimidated to do so. really distinctive and i think in some was underappreciated beer. this is just really quality tripel!

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Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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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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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