De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

BA SCORE
89
very good
442 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:
442
Reviews:
243
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 442 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Antyk
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Despite zero agitation, this beer can gushing out of the bottle upon opening, resulting with a bronze color and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of yeast, fruits. Taste is apples, vinegar, some barnyard qualities. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this beer was a disappointment.

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Photo of groleau
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark honey, nice head, peachy color
S: Funky wild yeast, rotting flowers, lemon peel, coriander, sour white wine
T: Lemony, yeasty, clean tasting, almost saison like
F: Good feel, high carbonation that finishes smooth
O: Not my favorite Tripel but definitly clean and refreshing, great with a white fish dinner, glad I tried it but prefer Tripel Karmeliet a little better.

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Photo of puck1225
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into snifter. A marvelous fluffy white head and great lacing tops a cloudy yellow gold. The smell is apples and pears. The taste is of these fruits along with vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. An excellent beer!

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Photo of Dzu
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33 bottle into chalice.
L: Light amber color with awhite foam head.
S: Classical tripel aroma, belgian yaests, apples.
T: Waek bitterness, pears, apples.
F: Tight body and soft carbonation.
O: Very good example of tripel. Not sweet as many of them.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guldenberg is one of two beers from De Ranke in the "1001."
Reviewed in "MJ's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of Emoney1975
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pletser
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

De Ranke Guldenberg has a thin, slightly off-white head, an opaque, golden appearance, endless fierce and tight bubble streams, and a bit of a lacing sheen left on the glass. This ale becomes milky, once the bottom sediment is swished loose and poured in. The aroma is of pears, sweet, white bread, and grain husks. Taste is of those elements, along with a noticeable and pronounced, yet not harsh hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, with an unpleasant chalky character. De Ranke Guldenberg finishes on the dry and boozy side.

RJT

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gkjhawk
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benlhoest
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cpetrone84
2.69/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is golden amber with tons of white head with great retention. Nose has a light dustiness to it, moderate malt presence, caramel, faint oxidation. Flavor follows suit, lots of malt, slightly stale caramel, some oxidation, high carb, full body, overly sweet.

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Photo of ordybill
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The aroma is alcohol and faint fruit. The taste is strong with alcohol. The bottle cap is a dull gold color.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LaMbOfGoD
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
4.02 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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