Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a Belgian tulip glass.
A: Pours a dark amber with a hint of red. Very little carbonation leaving a scattered film of head on the top. Leaves nice lacing as the glass is sipped away.
S: Sugary sweet and malty nose with a hint of caramel and raisins.
T: Definitely on the sweet side. The first flavor I could identify was maple syrup. Not quite as cloyingly sweet, though. There's a slight touch of tartness mingled with dark fruit flavors but it's quite subtle.
M: Surprisingly light on the palate. The sweetness lingers a bit too long but it eventually fades leaving a very pleasant aftertaste.
D: Surprisingly high for a brew of this strength. There's zero alcohol burn going down and it has a nice warming effect after a few minutes. The excess sweetness is the only thing that keeps it from being exceptional.
Overall a very fine ale I would try again.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2010 03:21:15 | More by EvilGnome6
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4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Slightly cloudy ochre with loose honeycombed sandstone froth. Mild gusher.
Toffee, goji berries, spiced apple, granary bread, wax - multi-facteed.
Lots of blonde caramel (candy sugar?), some Japanese plum, hints of cinnamon and cedar, a big whack of clovey spice, and slight noble hop end.
Rock candy, sour cherries, and cocoa dust with numbing booze and herb linger.
Crisp, round, slightly hot.
BSDA, dark tripel, "red strong beer" as the label says - not sure what to expect with this one, in spite of its reputation. Nose is too brown for a tripel but not fully dark. That ends in the taste - it drinks very light. There's not huge complexity to the taste, just a couple of sugar + spice elements playing off each other, yet it's strangely tasty and moreish. Almost play like a cinnamon-herb hard candy or a Christmas ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 20:25:10 | More by StJamesGate
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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