Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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1.58/5 rDev -62.6%
OK....I don't know what I am missing but I was not impressed at all with this beer.After reading all the raving reviews I could not wait to taste this.WOW,what a disappointment.This beer reminds me of drinking pop...way too carbonated and I did not taste any brown sugar or carmel.The taste is very hard to describe because I was taken back by the carbonation which for me ruined the taste expierence.The alcohol is very noticable though and after drinking it I felt like I just did a shot.
05-10-2007 15:05:24 | More by redrocker
1.9/5 rDev -55.1%
A-dark ruby brown with a LOT of light tan head
S-sweet barley and some syrup, a tad bit boozy as well.
T-eh this is quite boozy, i get some syrup but not too much else. this is just way too harsh of a beer. the abv is way too striking in apparent. i get an after-taste of some belgian sugars.
M-high carbonation, very scratchy to the mouth, and very dry as well.
D-I can't finish this. I'm used to drinking some high alcohol content beers but this one is just way too much of a mess. I hate it.
12-27-2010 05:24:26 | More by AdamBear
1.93/5 rDev -54.4%
I was anticipating the sampling of this brew because I had seen it at my local beer shop on nearly every visit, so I figured it was in demand and desirable. Well, not everybody has the same tastes.
It poured a clear dark amber with minimal carbonation. The aroma had an interesting sweetness to it, like honey and flowers, very pleasant to my nose. The taste was a complete letdown. At first it's has a heavy malty presence with honey and fruit, sort of like a beer version of a desert wine. As it settled on my tongue it became heavier and more sour, to the point it was somewhat offensive to my pallet. It reminded me a bit of SA triple bock. This unfortunately ended up being a drain pour because I just could not force myself to have another gulp.
NO ME GUSTA !
02-07-2010 01:39:50 | More by DesMoinesMike
2.03/5 rDev -52%
Bottle poured into a snifter
A: Amber colored with a persistent, foamy head. I assumed it was going to be golden.
S: Smells of overripened apricots, bubble gum and cotton candy. Wait, what? Yes, it smells spectacularly sweet like carnival confections.
T/M: The taste follows suit: molasses, blackberries, pungent apricot, it’s really overbearing.
I realize this is supposed to be strong, but I much rather prefer the taste of alcohol over super sweetness. I’ll keep this one in mind next time my sweet tooth is craving some candy.
06-21-2011 00:23:58 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
2.23/5 rDev -47.3%
After the rave reviews on here, as well as folks personally recommending it to me, I was quite dissapointed. So much so that I wonder if I got a bad bottle or a bottle that has been around too long. I'll need to try this again.
A - Poured a dark ruby color which created a large 5-finger cream colored head that quickly settled down into 3 fingers.
S - Smell was unique. Alcohol mixed with some sweetness and spiciness.
T - I didn't like the taste at all...which completely surprised me. Something about it just turned me off. Super high taste of alcohol, mixed with over-carbonation and an unpleasnant bitterness. Again...maybe I got a bad bottle becuase I didn't taste any of the sweetness that other folks have mentioned.
M - Mouthfeel was high carbonation and an unsmooth bitterness quality.
D - Not very drinkable for me but I will definitely go out and get another bottle to try again. I must have had a bad bottle.
03-04-2009 07:03:18 | More by robbrauen
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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