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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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2,926 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,926
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 150
Gots: 230 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-06-2012 17:30:25 | More by videofrog
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2012 16:22:38 | More by ThinkAgain
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-06-2012 05:48:30 | More by blackwingedhorde
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3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank one from my cellar. 33cl bottle

I must say it didn't quite taste as usual. Strange harsh tast, very alcoholic. I was expecting something different, smooth and sweeter. Normally one of my favourites to end the day in my chair.
Was it because it was still a young one, perhaps.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 18:48:28 | More by Jerreve
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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: mahogany red body, finger khaki head,
patchy lacing

S: big spices, ripe fruit, solid malt

T: alcohol warmth/mild spicy finish

M: med/heavy body, smooth mouth

O: This is incredible. Highly recommend
it and will seek it out again. The ABV
is well hidden and really sneaks up on you.


Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 17:50:26 | More by BeerLover99
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

01-04-2012 04:08:13 | More by beerhorn12
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-02-2012 14:04:32 | More by Stoffel
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Trappistes Rochefort goblet...

A - nice dark caramel color. small head. highly effervescent

S- sweet toasted caramel aroma, but overall subtle in the smell department

T- very sweet, yet somehow works. I'm usually turned off by beers this sweet, but this one keeps my attention (opium laced?). has a bit of a wine taste to it, but in a good way. caramel, with pepper spice and dry finish. With ABV at 10.5, you would expect a real whollop in the taste, but it is masked well by the sweetness. Make no mistake, however... you do start to feel the warming glow of the alcohol

MF- pleasant mouth-feel with crips carbination and nice dry finish

O- This is a nice beer to enjoy on a cold winter evening. you might even enjoy two, but beyond that, you might forget your name. Not my favorite hailing from Belgium, but would definitely revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 08:52:17 | More by jjkatter
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-02-2012 03:45:18 | More by Texasfan549
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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an awesome creamy thick tan three finger head sits atop a body of beer that changes color with every direction i look at it. i see shades of brown, purple, mahogany and amber. retention and lacing is outstanding.nose is kinda faint with some malt, candied fruit and earth tones mixed together. taste is really sweet. i can pick out notes of grapes, prunes, spice, malts but mostly alochol. mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. great carbonation and a warming finish. this is a big time beer in a little bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 00:21:38 | More by match1112
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-01-2012 17:15:58 | More by johnnybelgians
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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

12-31-2011 18:00:20 | More by hawkmage
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-30-2011 07:16:12 | More by sym3tri
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 05:10:08 | More by MacStinson
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2011 02:45:07 | More by quaffmo
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-29-2011 23:46:48 | More by Rempo
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4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy dark amber with a thick, pillowy beige head that lasts forever, lacing deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of cider apples, caramel, toffee, and spiced pears are present on the nose. Surprisingly, I'm not picking up any alcohol on the nose.

T: Gentle, delicate notes of toffee, caramel, cider apples, pear drop candy, licorice, star anise, gingerbread, toasted almonds, and a woody, herbal spiciness akin to juniper berries wash across the palate. The finish is gentle and warming with cider apple, pear drop, and woody spice notes underscored by mellow alcohol.

M: Relatively full-bodied and dry with prickly, cleansing carbonation. There is a slight alcohol presence, though it is very subdued and never even remotely distracting. To me, this beer is the prototypical evening sipper.

O: This was one of the first authentic Belgian ales that I really became attached to, and as such, I can't help being a little bit biased when I review it. I still think Gulden Draak is an exceptional ale, and I seem to return to it again and again. In my opinion, this is the best beer made by Brouwerij Van Steenberge.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 21:18:25 | More by mrfrancis
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4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers so I will try not to be biased.

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A- Dark brown and very inviting. Nice thick head that lingers for a little while.

S- Great aroma that has a very earthy smell to it. Malty and sweet.

T- An excellent taste. Sweet and Malty. Brown Sugar?

M- Warms the mouth. Good balance of carbonation and refreshingly smooth for a high abv.

O-Overall this is an excellent beer I that I enjoy alot. Reasonably priced and a top notch beer I would recommend to anybody.

I tried to not be biased in this review but its just an excellent beer that deserves high praise. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 20:52:33 | More by Jra1985
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2011 19:13:24 | More by Brushkanna
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2011 17:29:02 | More by cdwil
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-28-2011 14:31:45 | More by jrenn
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2011 04:52:57 | More by fizzyted
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-27-2011 18:43:42 | More by voodoo
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 02:07:21 | More by educorgan
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 01:18:44 | More by WoodersonMB
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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