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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,228 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,228
Reviews: 1,221
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 189
Gots: 357 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation Bone white stubby 330ml bottle with the Global Beer Network seal on the label. No date visible.

Smell is sweet rich malt, dried fruit...apples, raisins, dates...vanilla?? and strong aroma of alcohol that fades as one becomes accustomed to it but never leaves entirely.

Taste is sweet malts, pepper, tobacco bitter lemon, orange, with strong hop almost quinine bitterness appearing in a long dry finish. There is so much alcohol it in the palate that it is very nearly overpowering. This is a powerful and complex brew. the spiciness especially the pepper numbs the tongue for a time.

Mouthfeel is thick almost buttery, sticking to the tongue and roof of the mouth and sending waves of hop bitterness cascading around the mouth as you swallow.

This is a beer for the one beer a night plan. I cannot imagine tasting anything after this one. There is nothing subtle about this brew. It assaults your senses and takes no prisoners. Like sipping a fortified wine or a dry cordial. A night cap of a brew if there is a such a class.

Citadel82, Apr 12, 2005
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Serving type: bottle 33 cl. Poured into a Judas-Big-Tulip

A / dark brown with some red. Around 3 cms of foam nearly white.

S / tangy fruit and alcohol. Intense and nice.

T / liquored and alcoholic and after that a presence of malt and caramel.

M / body between medium and full, in mouth a taste very balanced between liquor, sweet and malt . Medium carbonation.

O / long aftertaste. Excellent and complex belgian ale. One of my favourites.

Jetulio, Oct 04, 2012
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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
95 out of 100 based on 3,228 ratings.