Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Review - De Ranke Guldenberg
I recently got the chance to try Guldenberg, an abbey-style beer from the always amazing Belgian Brouwerij De Ranke. The last beer of their's I reviewed, the Saison de Dottignies, is still an absolute favourite of mine. There are a number of beers they produce that I haven't been able to try yet so I was pretty excited when I picked up a tall bottle of Guldenberg from the excellent Strath liquor store.
Guldenberg is probably best described as an abbey-style tripel, and is an inviting pale and cloudy gold that sports a nice inch-thick white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Its aroma balances the Belgian yeast and noble hop elements incredibly well. It has mild flavours of clove and spice, and a subtle hint of lemon with a light sweetness on the finish. It is hard to believe this beer is 8.5% abv, as its body is so light and refreshing. This beer is so subtle and drinkable and above all balanced; a truly incredible beer.