Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.68/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
This potent brew pours a hazy deep brown with a blush of orange around the edges. The head is a creamy, dense, quiet crown that lasts to the last sip. While the nose screams alcohol the taste is velvet malt. Intense in it's fruitiness with toffee and caramel notes this Belgian barleywine also exhibits a subtle, rounded hoppiness to add to it's profile. The mouthfeel is an exquisite, smooth, thick wonder. I can imagine medieval monk's drinking this brew for dinner with a smile on their face. I had one on my face for sure. Definitely an after dinner or dessert beer, it would be hard to down many of these with it's alcohol content.
Serving type: on-tap
11-08-2002 15:25:51 | More by QXSTER1
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 2,763 ratings.