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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,964 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,964
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 155
Gots: 239 | 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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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-12-2011 04:05:28 | More by 2neardead
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RickS95

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Initial pour is a creamy brown, like hot chocolate, but when it fills the glass it's almost black. Extreme dark brown with just specs of lighter colors around the edges. The head is off-tan and a couple fingers thick with good retention. As the head dies, it's leaves sticky tan foam around the glass.

It's got a bready, chocolately nose not significantly different than chocolate cake or brownies. A bit of an earthy, flowery scent I can't quite put my finger on. As it warms, the chocolate scents grow.

The taste is extraordinary. Tastes like a dark chocolate liqueur, with the slightest hint of vanilla added in for good measure. Just nibbles of hops to keep all the sweetness in balance.

As mentioned, it's sweet, but never too much so. It's got a remarkable creaminess to it. Full-bodied. There's alcohol in there, but despite it's strength it hides in the background. This beer really sticks to your tongue.

One of my new favorite beers. The Belgians simply know how to brew beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 03:18:33 | More by RickS95
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, served in a Duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear, dark caramel brown. Absolutely no head at all on this one, and only minor lacing.

Quite a bit of sweet butterscotch and toffee in the aroma. Dark fruits come through fairly strong, and there's a very prevalent plum character. Some alcohol esters, but nothing out of line.

The taste is much less sweet than the aroma suggests. It's actually quite balanced. Plenty of butterscotch and bready malt. A fairly big citrus fruit component, which I really wasn't expecting. The alcohol is not hidden particularly well.

Carbonation is spot on, though it's a touch thin. Still, it's well done.

A pretty good BSDA, but I don't know how I could ever justify purchasing this in lieu of Chimay Blue.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 00:02:05 | More by amphion1065
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Hatshep18

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-11-2011 23:19:51 | More by Hatshep18
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uziangis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-11-2011 18:53:09 | More by uziangis
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-11-2011 02:40:39 | More by animal69
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jakan1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-10-2011 04:38:30 | More by jakan1
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cantfindme

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

12-10-2011 01:35:32 | More by cantfindme
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amrozga

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-09-2011 21:32:04 | More by amrozga
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-09-2011 08:59:11 | More by schopenhauerale
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-09-2011 03:19:40 | More by jk3
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-08-2011 21:10:25 | More by quine
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2011 10:01:49 | More by kornkid8600
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rudy0908

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-08-2011 01:36:49 | More by rudy0908
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-07-2011 21:41:51 | More by drummermattie02
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Jdub983

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-07-2011 21:33:00 | More by Jdub983
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ROGUE16

Delaware

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-07-2011 21:18:17 | More by ROGUE16
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maxk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-07-2011 17:53:22 | More by maxk
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-07-2011 04:37:59 | More by jheezee
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fergster75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-07-2011 01:52:23 | More by fergster75
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-06-2011 12:06:19 | More by SpillyBeers
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thedamnscott

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-06-2011 04:09:57 | More by thedamnscott
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dowen44

Georgia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-05-2011 21:49:53 | More by dowen44
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-05-2011 18:37:35 | More by kjkinsey
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tryhansen

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-04-2011 13:38:14 | More by tryhansen
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 2,964 ratings.