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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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3,330 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,330
Reviews: 1,244
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 210
Gots: 432 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

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On tap at World of Beer Raleigh. Served in a tulip.

A - a dark plum color with a thin lacing of head

S - bready, spicy

T - bread, caramel, toffee, sugar, alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, warm, crisp

This is a really nice beer. It's malty, sweet, balanced, and complex. This is probably one of the better beers that I've had in this style. I will have it again.

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The last of my Van Steenberge variety pack. All of them I liked, and I hear this one's the best. From the stubby 330mL bottle into my Darkness snifter.

Pours a beautiful clear garnet with a towering three finger cream colored head. Some seriously good retention and lacing. Very nice.

Very fruity and spicy from the yeast. A touch of earthy hops and some sweet malt. Tons of booze.

Follows the nose. Dark fruits abound with loads of fig and prune. Some spicy esters from the yeast. The alcohol comes into play in the middle with some musty hops and caramel malt. More of the fruity esters and alcohol in the finish. Layered and complex flavor profile.

Body is on the lighter side of heavy but the abundant carbonation helps lighten the load. Smooth and drinkable for the ABV. The ABV isn't hidden and is high, but it is a compliment to the heavy flavors and helps clean the palette.

Overall this a strong and complex brew. Loads of dark Belgian flavors. Well crafted, and in the same league as Chimay Blue. Not for the average beer drinker, but highly recommended for fans of Belgian ales or strong dark beer. Cheers!

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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,330 ratings.