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

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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)

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3,093 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,093
Reviews: 1,208
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 173
Gots: 298 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

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%

kevinmaher, Today at 04:34 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance – Dark like a well brewed cup of Assam with a tall head of dark foam that lasts well but does not leave much in the way of lacing.

Smell – The smell of the bottle reminded me of the French wine cellars my Dad took us to visit when I was a kid. There was also a hint of caramel and liquorish rising from the glass.

Taste – A very heavy flavour hits you on the first sip and there is a definite note of burnt caramel and toffee but not at all in a bad way. Heavier in flavour than a Kasteel the flavour lingers on the tongue in a very pleasant manner and unlike some beers does not invite you to cane the hell out of it.

Mouthfeel – Rather sticky and coating, this beer has good linger. It also feels good and full in the mouth.

Overall – I like it and would recommend it to most people. The flavour is well put together and it goes down very well so it is a good sipping beer for an evening of posting reviews.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Yesterday at 04:05 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

The gold standard of non-Trappist produce tripels, Gulden Draak is an excellent beer. Fruity and earthy, it has an almost pungent flavor that encourages small sips, but rewards the palate with an elaborate, complex flavor. A bit on the pricey side, this is a special purchase, but often worth the price.

higherbrow, Yesterday at 04:50 AM
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3.85/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.7/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

KevChiTown, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

September 15, 2014

11.2 oz bottle; tulip

A – Pours dark reddish brown, with an inch and a half of light tan, thick foam. Head slowly settles to a couple centimeters on top. Look warm, like a fireside and leather-bound book beer. (4.25)

S – Raisins and creamy toffee. Dark fruit, maybe cherries. Some fruity esters become prominent on deeper sniffs. A hint of chocolate, maybe raspberry syrup. Some sweetness, like dark, caramelized sugar. (4.00)

T – Toffee and lots of dark fruit. Some acidic bitterness on the tongue, dark toast and raisin bread. Very very minor tartness in the background. No alcohol flavor. (4.00)

M – Thick foamy bubbles, some sweetness, and mild bitter acidity. Cleanses the palate, some residual sweetness in the back of the throat, bitterness on the tongue. Mild alcohol warmth, though I had to look for it. (3.50)

O – Very good beer, and a solid example of a strong Belgian dark ale. Somewhere between a dubbel and a quad. Would gladly drink it again, but it doesn’t stand out that much from other examples for me. (4.00)

infinitebruner, Sep 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Still looking for perfect beer, this one is almost there for Belgian ales.

Piwkotas, Sep 08, 2014
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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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