De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke

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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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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Photo of sh00ky
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of johnnybelgians
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.14/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of ggourde
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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.


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Photo of gleemonger
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of cvm4
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of hagbergl
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dalecooper
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Julien
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Out of a bottle gifted to me by a new friend this unfiltered beer was a cloudy golden color with tons of visible rising carbonation. The towering three fingers of tan-tinted head retained itself well and left lots of scattered lace all up and down my glass. The aroma was of musty cheese, citrus fruit, some floral hops and honey. The flavors were of farmhouse cheese, pear, citrusy fruits, some must and a bit of doughy bread. The mouthfeel was soft, the body was medium and the carbonation light.

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Photo of gushov
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of sonorb7
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of fultonj
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of gwydno
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of rapidsequence
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. A gift from Casey and Rob.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with a very pretty white head, good retention, and nice lacing.

Smell: Yeasty funk, dry light fruit and lemon. Spice and hops. Grassy, earthy. Smells quite a bit more like a saison than a tripel.

Taste: As with the smell, musty yeast and peppery spice. Grassy and earthy hops. Sweet light fruits and lemongrass. Dry. Little detectable alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Much more of a strong saison than a tripel, but a damn good beer.

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De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
4.02 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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