Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - deep burgundy, clear, low tan head, still leaves a bit of lace
S - very fruity nose, plums, cherry, not overly spicy, but some there
T - ripe dark fruit soaked in alcohol, rich maltiness, delightful spice notes, aftertaste is more lingering fruit
M - low carbonation, but still light and creamy, doesn't detract at all, noticable alcohol warmth, but quite welcoming
D - excellent fruit flavours, perfect balance of malt and spice, very tasty
The somewhat lifeless look and aroma are very deceiving, the taste and mouthfeel are superb. Incredibly drinkable too, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to finally try this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2009 02:39:06 | More by markaberrant
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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.
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