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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,090 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,090
Reviews: 1,206
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 173
Gots: 297 | 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 plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -5.4%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Pellinore1, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

MrVonzipper, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

bombadil, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of vince4953529
5/5  rDev +18.2%

vince4953529, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Lawnboy33
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of BearsDitkaBears
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

BearsDitkaBears, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Neffbeer, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of sjstraub
5/5  rDev +18.2%

sjstraub, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

jmhart, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -5.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of nanobrew
3/5  rDev -29.1%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

justintcoons, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

TurdFurgison, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Agold, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of liquoredgoat
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with an aggressive near-caramel colored inch thick head that dissipates to a lingering foam, now ivory. The beer is an autumn leaf, syrup brown with golden hues.

S - Nose is sweet with honey, plums, whiskey, and faint cinnamon.

T - Palate is honey, dry cereal, alcohol, wheat grass. The finish is white wine dry, with alcohol nuzzling the throat for a good while.

M - A medium body with great carbonation. One of those Belgians that you just hold in your cheeks for a stretch simply for the frothy sensation.

O - This is world class stuff, and definitely a definitive example of the style. Maybe the best example. In order to see if it trumps Chimay Blue, I will have to do repeated tastings of both. Lucky me.

liquoredgoat, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this beer pours a murky, opaque burgundy/brown. a light tan foam dissipates quickly to a mere film, leaving just a slight bit of lacing.

S - the aroma is quite unique. chocolate is most prominent. notes of caramel, banana, raisins, and spice round out the complex aroma.

T - a toasty, nutty malt character on the forefront, which adds a light herbal bitterness as it warms on the tongue. the notes of spicy yeast, dark malts, and high alcohol elicit flavors of rum raisin and banana bread. the finish is long and sweet.

M - the ale has an almost buttery character. medium bodied with a mild carbonation.

O - a very interesting ale, perfect for winter/cold weather consumption.

Teleweizen2, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of barleyroad
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is amber in color and pours nice with a nice balance of foam. Smell, there is a hint of hops and notes of roasting. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, no after taste. Taste, HOPPY, yea, Oh this is a barley wine in our book. Overall this is a nice drinking beer. This will go well with fried oysters..

barleyroad, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a brown colour with a large fizzy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some great lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Chocolate, butterscotch, malts, raisins, yeast, spices

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste lots of dark fruit - cherries, and raisins, mixed with malts and a hint of chocolate and butterscotch. There is also some banana taste and a bit of coriander/all-spice. It ends with a dark fruit sweet aftertaste.

Overall – What a fantastic tasting beer. I can't believe how well the alcohol is hidden and it is truly a dream to drink. I was a little disappointed in it's boring appearance in the glass but the taste and smell more than makes up for it. This is a world class beer that is a must try.

spinrsx, Nov 07, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a mixed sampler six-pack from van Steenberge. This is probably their most famous beer as far as I can tell (maybe tied with Piraat), and I'm very excited to see what it has in store for me.

It pours a dark, murky, reddish-brown with a substantial head that settles down to about a finger over the beer. There is a lot of carbonation rushing to the top and some slight lacing as well.

The aroma has lots of banana and sugar cane/rum coming through to start. There is also a distinct aroma of leather and it is also is slightly doughy with a hint of black pepper. A fantastic aroma if you ask me!

The flavour is much lighter than I would have expected for such a dark beer. That doesn't mean that it's lacking flavour by any means. It is very sweet off the bat, with notes of banana and graham cracker coming through clearly. It also has some dark dried fruit flavours in the background and some faint toffee as well.

Overall, this is one of the best beers I've had in a long while. Great stuff!

evlu1441, Nov 07, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Cocoa brown with a thick tan head that drops down to a quarter inch. Some lacing.
S- Smell is a rich malty dark fruit quality. Dark cherries and there is a light banana like quality.
T- It's very heavy on the dark fruits. It's very fig like. There is also a dark caramel flavor to it. There is also a sugary, like brown sugar, flavor. Finish has a bourbon-like note to it.
M- Fairly firm body. Aggresive carbonation. Finish is overly hot though. Uncomfortably so.
O- A well-made BSDA, but in comparison I'd prefer Trois Pistoles, especially given the price.

jsprain1, Nov 05, 2011
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,090 ratings.