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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Photo of herman77
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slvv11
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlbertVogler
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, yellow-orange beer with a two finger high, white, head.

Nose: Belgian yeast, banana, orange, citrus, orange marmelade, mandarin and apricot.
Taste: Orange, yeast, grain, lemonade, grapefruit and orange peel.
Body: Full body with medium, soft carbonation. A great structure with a loads of flavours!

Smooth taste and refreshing! I can’t get enough of this beer!

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

Photo of okono
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malprep
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sathanas
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, AB.
Poured into a snifter.

-Finger of light white, fluffy head . Dissipates eventually.
-Huge hop and yeast aromas. Belgian fruitiness; apricots, sweet lemon, mandarin orange. Hoppy, malty, yeasty.
-Taste matches the nose. Very refreshing. Closer to a Belgian IPA rather than a tripel. However, very well done.
-Light, crisp yet creamy. No alcohol burn. If I didn't know better, you could not convince me of it's alcohol strength!

De Ranke knocks it out of the park once again. A fine example of Belgian brewing. Highly recommended and highly underrated!
Cheers!

P.S. The alcohol strength on my bottle was 8% rather than 8.5%. Any reason for this?
Does it change per batch?

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Photo of leitmotif
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mta11c
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northof60hops
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Axnjxn
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNW1417
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paleoplant
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A hazy light orange color with a half-finger of frothy white head (looks like one could get a better effect here with a pour at home). Aroma is dry, phenolic, citric, and floral ... Comes off as a classic tripel if perhaps on the hoppy side of the style guidelines. Palate is a robust honeyed breakfast cereal malt backbone which does not stick around long, washed away by green apple/pear, flower water, lemon, orange, and clove. I'm also getting a nutty note like some saisons and a herbal element as well. A tannic dryness pervades the whole proceedings. Not getting much alcohol early but this emerges more over time. Subtle pineapple and perhaps mango hidden in the background. Mid-range body and rather fizzy. I am wanting to pronounce this one of the better tripels I've sampled but something is holding me back. In any event, well worth one's time.

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Photo of waldemarsto
3.08/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of aleigator
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours a glowing golden, slightly hazy color, with a decent head.

Shows subtle aromas of slightly sour, funky yeast with floral hints.

Taste is selected by dough, smooth yeast, with a subtle faded hop graininess, among spicy cloves, anise and orange peel. The mouthfeel is defined by a slick, well integrated hop bitterness, which shines during the finish, without overwhelming the yeast, while biscuity become more potent.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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