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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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3,352 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,352
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 211
Gots: 454 | 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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Photo of gabedivision
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler to a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy mahogany red with a two finger slighty off white head. A nice banana strain comes through on the nose, plums and rasains follow, finishes with a toffee meets alcohol touch. Carbonation right on the tongue opens the mouth up for more banana, some citrus, dark fruits and slight lingering vanilla. Biscuity malts fill up the mouth and give a metallic sorta flavor, slight detection of alcohol heat and finishes with a nice cheery wood flavor. Full bodied beer, moderate carbonation, leaves the pallete dry and wanting more. Great beer, dont know where "dark tripple" comes from this beer drinks like a BSA like any other, very complex, fruity, and extremely delicious. Cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of IPA35
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy, brown beer with an off white head. Bit of a quad look.

Smells interesting, not as fruity as many beers of the dark Belgian styles. Still it smells sugary sweet, not unlike caramel. Also darker malts is what I am getting. Not very hoppy. Grapes maybe.

Taste then, sweet and spicey is the best way to describe the flavour of this brew. A light fruitiness, candy sugar but also darker malts and a light leafy hoppiness. The alcohol gives it spiciness but for the rest it is rather well hidden.

The mouthfeel on this one is light to medium. Medium carbonation.

Overall a solid beer. Not that big on the fruits but still sweet, the alcohol is not overpowering. Try it.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I refer to this beer as the "Hair of the Dog" beer. Best for a hangover! I went to the Redwood City Brew Haus and was recommended along with the German food to help me from the wine party the night before. It worked for the high alcohol level. With that said, I didn't know what to think at first with the distinct white label and wasn't prepared for the full body taste. The after taste is a tad bitter but not overwhelming. This is a sipping beer like a good scotch. Tiny sips at a time not a drink it down quickly style of beer. One to be enjoyed slowly to enjoy the smooth texture. Cheers!

Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,352 ratings.