Ye Olde Scribe’s Insufficient Beer Report

Written by Ye Olde Scribe

Guldenberg Belgian Abbey Beer
8.5% abv
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.

Yes: Belgian.

Nose: about right.

Yeast: just right.

Body: lacking

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.

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