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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,931 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,931
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 152
Gots: 233 | FT: 3
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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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2014 21:15:09 | More by KevMo84
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-23-2014 02:13:17 | More by CAD22
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2014 05:55:01 | More by zenithberwyn
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cufarley

Maine

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-22-2014 03:42:51 | More by cufarley
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khadiwaa

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 00:34:03 | More by khadiwaa
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Smithperson

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -46.8%

05-20-2014 22:57:17 | More by Smithperson
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Sobered

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-18-2014 22:34:35 | More by Sobered
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paulmr1968

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-18-2014 22:22:03 | More by paulmr1968
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cdl

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-18-2014 01:33:34 | More by cdl
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a half-magnum bottle into a shaker pint glass. I started with a high-moderate pour but had to immediately back off the pour to avoid overfilling the glass. The pour produces about 1.5 inches of tan head. The beer is a murky, medium dark reddish-brown with pretty high carbonation. You can see sediment settling toward the bottom of the glass.

Right at first, I get a really distinct tomato paste or ketchup aroma and flavor, or something rather like marinated (?) grape skins. As the tongue becomes more accustomed to this fruitiness, malty and more hop-like flavors seep through. A nutty bitterness is discernible, along with some lingering licorice, spice and citrus. The alcohol is pretty well hidden, but does serve to accentuate the flavors. It's fairly light in body.

I've never had a beer with such a distinct grapeskin taste. I wonder, given the region this brew stems from, if grapes may indeed have been used as an adjunct to malts. This is a very complex, unique and enjoyable brew, though I wouldn't rate it as highly as some other dark strong Belgians I've tried. A very good but not outstanding beer, considering the cost of the bottle (about 11 bucks).

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 23:29:05 | More by archyquaffer
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Bier4all

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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DeFaz

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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ChrisYager39

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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oesarth

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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BunnyMonster

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Missouri

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jricharc

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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harvtorres

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in downtown Janesville, WI. This pours a brown color with a light beige head. Not too much of a scent other than a little malt aroma. There is a sweet, malty flavor that erupts with delicious flavors. A little bit of alcohol burn given the A.B.V. but very well made.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 21:19:32 | More by Lemke10
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 2,931 ratings.