Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I finally got the Gulden Draak! I'd seen it many times - because who doesn't want to drink a golden dragon beer? - but never bought it, probably because of the price. I also rarely buy Belgians so this will be...a rare review.
I poured the Gulden Draak into a wine glass and it showed itself to be a hazy copper color that formed a small bubbly off-white head. Nothing too special about the appearance.
Rather than smelling like...whatever a dragon would smell like, Gulden Draak smells of apples, peaches, and grapes as a wine would have fruity aromas. There is some apple sweetness and wine booziness as well.
I remember talking to a wine lover about the Gulden Draak. She's not drank a lot of beers and I tried to explain to her, as she drank some wine, that some beers are very wine-like and I bet her I could have her try a beer that she would think was wine. Gulden Draak is one of these beers. It is very dry and tart and has a certain sourness to it. Apple flavors add a tang to it and there is some brown sugar sweetness that balances it out. As alluded to, it's very wine-like.
Gulden Draak has a medium body with light carbonation. I'd describe it as "chewy" and smooth. Even with an ABV of 10.5% it's drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2011 21:35:03 | More by BeardedRiker
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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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