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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

3,035 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,035
Reviews: 1,202
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 169
Gots: 271 | 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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BrendanDouglas

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-03-2011 07:01:12 | More by BrendanDouglas
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2011 16:02:42 | More by Adamostella
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2011 06:32:40 | More by tripledbrew
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-02-2011 03:13:22 | More by tbeq00
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-01-2011 23:55:23 | More by rekel
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown/amber color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down quite fast and leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of dark fruit: mostly raspberries and cherries, definite grapes (similar to wine), alcohol, some spices, and some yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very sweet fruity flavor, mainly grapes, raspberries and cherries, some molasses, a touch of alcohol, light spices and some caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has medium carbonation with a sweet overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

12-01-2011 21:19:45 | More by SebD
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BradnerBoy

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-01-2011 20:53:32 | More by BradnerBoy
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-01-2011 07:01:52 | More by Diomede
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-01-2011 06:44:50 | More by bigox420
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-01-2011 02:35:11 | More by brandoman63
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-30-2011 14:57:41 | More by PaBeerLover
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cgise22

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-30-2011 04:12:14 | More by cgise22
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-29-2011 22:45:51 | More by kayrex
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takIANbacksunday

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-29-2011 18:45:24 | More by takIANbacksunday
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2011 01:46:03 | More by RobertColianni
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

From 11/25/11 notes. Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with two fingers of fluffy tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, molasses, sweet fruity malts, light alcohol, and light spices.

t - Tastes of sweet dark fruits, molasses, bready malts, booze, yeast, and light spice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for over 10% ABV.

o - Overall a very good Belgian dark ale. Lots of sweet dark fruits mixing with a little spice. Something I would definitely buy again.

11-28-2011 17:56:42 | More by mdfb79
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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-28-2011 16:11:29 | More by chcfan
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-28-2011 02:56:10 | More by cornucopia
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-27-2011 21:59:56 | More by akinsja
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-27-2011 20:28:25 | More by rhino54
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EastCoastHawkeye

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-26-2011 11:56:08 | More by EastCoastHawkeye
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DrewV

New York

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy dark burgundy-red liquid with a full 3-finger khaki colored head.

S: Typical dark fruits mixed with some light fruit for support. A strong whiff detects a significant shot of booze.

T: A strong blast of cherries, some fig, light molasses and some latent sweetness immediately washes across the palate at the first sip. This is really, really delicious stuff. A warming alcohol presence is apparent, but definitely not overpowering and does not detract from the flavor at all. Highest marks here.

M: Very high "coarse" carbonation. Not as finely carbonated as other Belgians. Gives the impression of a "lightness" to the beer's body as all of that CO2 is released into the mouth. I would have preferred a bit more creaminess. Finishes dry with almost no aftertaste.

O: An extremely well-crafted brew here and arguably my favorite in the BSDA category, if not for the price. At around half the cost, Trois Pistoles provides much more than half the enjoyment as this brew. Still, a high quality beer worthy of a solid "A" rating.

11-25-2011 19:18:07 | More by DrewV
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-25-2011 16:42:53 | More by mdillon86
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Aiptasia

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Purchased as a six pack at a local craft beer store in a christmas set with a tulip glass, and enjoyed from that tulip glass. Enjoyed with Thanksgiving turkey dinner!

A: Pours a deep ruby red with a massive kakhi head on it, which lingers for eons. Rich dense lacing coats the entire glass with each pull. The head never settles.

S: Smells of dense raspberry, mango, hay and toffee. The tulip glass really features the scents well.

T: Considerable amount of esters and alcoholic warmth with little noticeable hops bite. What hops are there, are merely the rythem guitar. Slight diacetyl lends to the toffee taste in the middle. Very warming and completely dangerous.

M: You'll have to drink through the head to get to the liquid. Some alcoholic bite, yet once the sting is gone and you reach the middle, a very enjoyable drink. Overcarbonated IMHO, but pleasing to drink.

O: An outstanding example of the style. This would be a great standard to judge others of this style against.

11-25-2011 16:24:36 | More by Aiptasia
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-25-2011 14:58:00 | More by Rochefort10nh
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,035 ratings.