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De Ranke Guldenberg | Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke GuldenbergDe Ranke Guldenberg
BA SCORE
4.01/5
Exceptional
457 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:
#3,904
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
457
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gkjhawk
3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hayesjw
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benlhoest
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cpetrone84
2.69/5  rDev -32.9%
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%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LaMbOfGoD
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Budlum
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden, lots of fine bubbles, white fine fast setting head
Very spicy, phenolic, green apple, some malts and booze
Very spicy and dry, white pepper, little booze
effervescent, refreshing, a bit biting, smoother when yeast is poured
Tripel that is expressively phenolic and peppery, in my opinion this too much

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Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth version of this beer. Hazy pale golden with smallish head, lots of hay, meadow and grass aromas, which carry over to the taste. All around pleasant brew and good introduction to the style.

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Photo of byronic
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very light gold yellow, almost completely transparent. One finger of fluffy white head. Phenomenal lacing.

Almost champagne nose. Candi sugar hits the side of the tongue and starts a lasting sweetness. A great example of the style, top notch.

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Photo of drmeto
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled on: 12/14

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a medium, foamy, white head
-lots of particle floaties
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-white bread,white wine,honey,tangerines,oranges,candi sugar,hay,apricots,slight banana,pineapple
T:
-grassy,white wine,honey,bready,grapefruit,apricots,bubble gum,slight oxidation
-medium to high hop bitterniss
F:
-high carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol warmth
O:
Great stuff

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle - Belgium Beer Factory - Pours hazy amber with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - yeasty, fruity malt. Taste - Crisp, sweet, malty, bready with a nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justme
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

De Ranke Guldenberg from Brouwerij De Ranke
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 457 ratings
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