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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,056 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,056
Reviews: 1,204
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 170
Gots: 281 | 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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Ratings: 3,056 | Reviews: 1,204 | Display Reviews Only:
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jrenn

Kansas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-28-2011 14:31:45 | More by jrenn
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2011 04:52:57 | More by fizzyted
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voodoo

Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-27-2011 18:43:42 | More by voodoo
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educorgan

Portugal

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 02:07:21 | More by educorgan
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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 01:18:44 | More by WoodersonMB
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ScubaSteve2002

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-26-2011 00:32:38 | More by ScubaSteve2002
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Rayek

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

On-tap at City O' City in Denver. Served in a Gulden Draak tulip, the beer arrived with a slightly hazy deep mahogany hue and a billowing cream cap. The head slowly fell to a blanked of foam and left behind bits of lace.

"Heaven in a glass" was how I described this to my son, who chuckled at my comment. Dark dried fruit of currant, raisin and cherry get things going. They give the beer a strong vinous quality. Bitterness is quite mild and a little peppery. The alcohol adds nice warmth going down, but is well masked in the flavor. Letting the beer warm a bit makes the experience even better. The medium body has soft carbonation and could stand a touch more heft in my book. Overall, I found the beer fabulous.

I was having a really bad day when I ordered this. When my glass arrived, it improved eleven fold at the first sip. A truly great beer.

12-25-2011 20:02:52 | More by Rayek
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%

I left this one on my shelf for about a year. Yesterday evening I had to crack it.

A - A nice dark brown/reddish sup price, in my memory it was a blond ale! On top floats an off white/light beige head and the fluid is clear, but there is some dark yeast snow visible.

S - A sweet honey malt scent and some slight hop presence.

T - A sweet Porty tone mixed with yeast and malts, a delight!

M - A soft to medium carbonation what makes it a creamy feeling. There is hardly no alcohol to be discovered.

O - A very nice dark ale, I am glad I left it one the shelf for a while. I will certainly do this again in the near future. My intent is to crack one open together with a fresh one soon, because I have another aged one on my shelf :).

12-25-2011 10:46:08 | More by Mar02x
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2011 12:23:59 | More by jophish17
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2011 06:44:07 | More by AlexM
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-23-2011 21:11:38 | More by Harkrank
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Antnyd82

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-23-2011 06:53:10 | More by Antnyd82
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-23-2011 00:04:48 | More by CelticAleMan
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justiceavocado

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2011 23:58:50 | More by justiceavocado
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jak

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2011 16:36:33 | More by jak
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bezakjon

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-21-2011 22:12:25 | More by bezakjon
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eroc360

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-21-2011 09:31:34 | More by eroc360
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Thullin187

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-21-2011 05:55:18 | More by Thullin187
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campofapproval

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-20-2011 21:02:12 | More by campofapproval
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Dotterr1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-19-2011 22:26:49 | More by Dotterr1
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -16.5%

Bottle poured into 16oz chalice two and a half finger soda head

Dark brown tea color

Smelled of barley malt and hops

Tasted malt and hop bitterness, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: Warming and thick, the alcohol really came into play here.

Overall, I can see why so many people consider this to be a world class beer. I for one probably would opt out of having it again.

12-19-2011 20:42:14 | More by BierStein711
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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-19-2011 20:11:50 | More by Ralphs66
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-19-2011 05:17:42 | More by imperialking
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theArchitect

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-18-2011 01:43:40 | More by theArchitect
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brodah

New York

2/5  rDev -52.7%

12-17-2011 23:54:31 | More by brodah
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,056 ratings.