Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by Murrhey:
4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from 330ml bottle into a goblet in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- Four-finger off-white head with long retention and thick, fluffy lacing atop a nut brown body. Attractive beer with a great head.
S- Brandy, candi sugar, brown sugar, molasses, dark notes of plums maybe. Dark and alcoholic, but not cloying or abrasive. Muted smell for the ABV.
T- Hits with a surprising amount of hoppiness, followed by the caramel malts and the strong sugars in the brew. Alcohol is obviously present, but warming and in the background more than punching me in the face. Very good flavor. Excellent taste.
M- Vinous but thick. Mediocre.
O- Wonderful except for the feel. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 01:50:26 | More by Murrhey
More User Reviews:
4.96/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
330ml bottle poured into Gulden Draak tulip glass. Pours a cola brown color with ruby undertones and a medium sized caramel colored head that dissipates slowly, leaving a quarter inch head and a nice amount of lacing in the glass.
Smell is a dark fruits, plums, cherries, raisins, sweet caramel malt and alcohol.
Taste is just as it smells. Sweet, dense malt upfront with a myriad of dark fruits lending support, including raisins, cherries, and plums. In addition to the sweetness, there's also an herbal quality towards the finish, and some peppery notes. Aftertaste reminds me a bit of cinnamon swirl raisin bread. The 10.5% alcohol is there throughout, with extra punctuation towards the finish. This is a big beer, very complex. Mouthfeel is on the medium-heavy side with a slick, smooth and creamy quality due to the healthy carbonation.
Overall, one of the best strong dark ales in the world and one of my favorite beers period. A treat for the senses, always worth having some on hand. Ages very well. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 02:25:12 | More by HuskerTornado
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 2,987 ratings.