The Guldenberg beer is named after the Guldenberg abbey, near Wevelgem in Belgium where the beer used to be brewed. Unfiltered, unpasteurised and re-fermented in the bottle, the Guldenberg is the result of a traditional brewing process.
It is brewed by the De Ranke brewery, situated in the Belgian Flanders, which proposes a range of craft beers with character, and often a strong hoppy character. The flagship of the brewery is the XX Bitter, famous for its strong bitterness and very distinctive flavours.
The Guldenberg has a dark yellow blonde colour and is slightly hazy due to the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It is topped with a lovely white head, abundant but not very dense or persistent in the glass.
The Guldenberg gives off flowery aromas of floral and fruity hops and a little zest of lemon. You can also detect an aroma of yeast, like fresh bread. The alcohol content is barely perceptible despite the relatively high ABV.
The palate starts out quite rounded and mild, with malty flavours. The fruity notes of hops then emerge, ensuring the transition to a distinctive but well-balanced bitterness and persistent palate. The alcohol is barely perceptible but gives an overall warming impression. Note that the Guldenberg can be laid down for quite a long period (at least 5 years after bottling!)
Belle robe blonde jaune foncé légèrement voilée
Senteurs fleuries et fruités de houblon, notes citronées
Rondeur maltée, transition de notes fruitées puis amertume