De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg
BA SCORE
83.8%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 451 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:
#3,722
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
451
Liked:
378
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
9.73%
Alströms:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Arno
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Pale yellow, slightly hazy. Good airy white foam top. Great lacing.

smell: Sweet malts and fruity. Bit flowery as well.

taste: Sweet malts with a nice tropical fruit undertone. Followed by quite a spicy bitter kick.

mouthfeel: High carbonation, quite thin.

overall: Not sure about this beer. It's just a lovely drinkable beer. It's deceptively easy to drink considering the ABV. It's quite fresh with the fruity and slightly sweet malts followed by a spicy kick. So in that regard, an excellent summer beer. But i don't get these beers that taste quite similar to a proper regular beer but has nearly twice the price and ABV. I just don't think it's that special. I've had better.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, paper wrapped, with 'Abbey Beer' the only outward indicator of style parameters, and 8% ABV.

This beer 'pours' as a messy, volcanic eruption at first go, more thinly foamy bubbles than liquid. After a swift cleanup, and subsequent titration approach, I'm presented with a cloudy, sediment-specked, bright medium golden hue, with a good three fingers of sudsy off-white head, which settles amazingly quickly when at rest, leaving some hasty remnants of chunky lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy and wheaty malt, sharp lemon and orange rind citrus, verdant yeast, white pepper, and a simmering booze warmth. The taste is warm, peppery yeast, grainy malt, earthy muddled lemon, and some musty and somewhat gamey, uh, hops, I suppose.

The carbonation is decidedly tame, after its initial, and persistent, sink necessitating outbursts, the body a fleeting middleweight, with a generally agreeable smoothness. It finishes sweetly grainy, a portion of that likely due to the deftly assimilated alcohol, with a somewhat prickly leafy hoppiness, wilting lemon tartness, and softened earthy yeast notes meekly offering counterbalance.

A decent enough Tripel, one actually less boozy than the norm, a fact stumbled over whilst determining just the right amount of moral outrage to target at an admittedly bottle conditioned offering - how much is too much? Anyway, this is a pretty hefty contender, taste-wise - the usual aforementioned booze replaced by a sensible dose of hop and yeast zinginess. All right by me, though I still have to wipe down the sink - through which very, very little of this beer actually passed, I must state for the record.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A subtle aroma of malt, yeast, and some light fruit.

T: Tasted of malt (more than you might expect for this style), Belgian yeast, a little lemon, and some spices (i.e., pepper). A solid, well constructed flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a lively, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a good, well made, easy to drink Tripel. Much smoother and underplayed than others of the style, but drinkable nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is yellow with some orange notes on the edges. Nice big foamy head. White and thick! The head sticks well to the glass. The aroma is intense. Fruity mainly with some yeast presence in the nose. On the taste, again its fruity with some hops in there for some kick. Very carbonated in the mouth. For a tripel this one drinks fast and so easy. Dangerous beer. Nicely balanced. A very nice tripel. Very dry finish too, wants to drink more!

A very nice beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Moeder Lambic St. Gilles, served in a De Ranke glass.

A: Clear gold body, 1" head of fine off-white foam. Nice lace. Good.

S: Fresh, grassy, herbal, and a little fruity. Very pleasant indeed.

T: Breadiness, spicy phenols, grassiness, and a bitter, hoppy finish. Nice.

M: Fairly light-boded with lots of delicate, soft carbonation. Lovely.

O: This struck me as being way too light-bodied and bitter for a Tripel - much more of a classic BSPA. Whatever you call it, it's a tasty beer.

Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of cvm4
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A - Pours cloudy golden with 2 finger white head. No lacing but tight carbonation bubbles.

S - Grassy and lemon zest at first. Followed by some earthy qualities and hops.

T - Bitter and musty yeast. Grassy/earthy/lemon in the background.

M - Drinks well, everything seems spot on. It's a dryer beer.

O - I know it says Belgian Triple Ale on the label, but this screams saison! I like saisons, so I like this.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The head is modest, creamy white and short-lived, and leaves a thin sheet on top of a hazy, honey-gold beer.

The aroma is bold and crisp, highly suggestive of white wine with a light barnyard funk.

Each sip brings a sharp, acidic bite that lingers while bitterness rolls over the palate. Other flavors include pear, peppery lemongrass and modest sourness.

This tripel is dry with a medium body and high carbonation. The texture is woolly, while the alcohol is well-tamed. A metallic astringency does hold it back.

I consumed this from a Rochefort chalice with food that cut the astringency.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
Beer rating: 83.8% out of 100 with 451 ratings
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