Written by Ye Olde Scribe
Guldenberg Belgian Abbey Beer
Brewery De Ranke, Wevelgem, Belgium
Scribe’s sample was a simple bottle: no wrap. Nice head: so what? It’s the beer that counts. Hops are a bit “musty”:” light, in the background. Light straw color, hazy.
Nose: about right.
Yeast: just right.
A bit Tripel-ish. Not so much Belgian Abbey-ish. More body required. More complexity. Someone wanted to monopolize of Belgian beer’s popularity and got a shadow of a Tripel. Age might help, but doubtful. If you’re brewing a Tripel put the label on the $#@! package.
There are far better Belgian Abbey Ales.