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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

3,085 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,085
Reviews: 1,206
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 173
Gots: 295 | 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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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Gulden Draak pours a slightly hazy brown ruby color with a modest, fast-fading tan cap. Not much lacing either.

Smell: Full dark fruits with a focus on raisin. Dark cherry and plum as well, as well as some molasses and toasted malts. Some rum notes in the back.

Taste: It starts sweet and stays sweet all the way through. The malt is full of molasses with a bit of rum flavor to it as well. Raisins, plums, some dark cherries, and some dates provide a nice dark fruit presence. There is a soft rum booziness throughout, which seems to help prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel: There is a soft warming alcohol present throughout the sip. A fairly strong residual stickiness stays on the tongue and lips after each sip.

Overall: Whether it is the alcohol or something else that keeps the sweetness in check, I really enjoy this from start to finish.

KickInTheChalice, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of zachary80
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

zachary80, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of korguy123
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml into Founders snifter.

A- Muddy swamp water pour with ruby highlights. Aggressive pour gave me a finger width off white head. Even hard swirls left me with very little. Lacing is spotty at best.

S- Slight rubbing alcohol mixed with chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, figs and various other stone fruits. Yeasty like a doughnut.

T- Quite sweet with brown sugar and vanilla up front. Stone fruits and yeast in the back with a slight alcohol taste.

M- Medium bodied with slight prickly carbonation. Alcohol burn on the tongue and on the way down.

O- I'm really becoming a strong supporter of the BSDA, this one had wonderful potential but the alcohol being so out there in all aspects made me a little disappointed. It probably needs time to mellow out.

korguy123, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

ChrisPro, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of peensteen
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut brown colour, ruby highlights, collar of white head that pancaked on top with some lace. Smell is full of dark fruit and brown sugar, yeasty, raisin, plum, dark bread, sweet scentd, quite malty. Taste follows the nose with dark fruit soaked in alcohol, yeast, raisin, cherry, quite sweet and at times bordering on cloying. Medium carbonation, full body with a nice overall feel. Pretty solid stuff, I remember liking this much more the first time I tried it and found this bottle a little underwhelming, that being said it is still rather enjoyable.

peensteen, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,085 ratings.