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

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BA SCORE
93
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1,259 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,259
Hads: 3,544
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 252
Gots: 603 | FT: 4
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

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Photo of Offa
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious, wonderful, compelx, if rather sweet beer.

Copper with very active carbonation, it has a huge, out-of-control tan head with an orange hue, steadily shrinking to a permanent small foamy top and foamy lace.

The aroma is very nice, rich caramelly grain, toasted breasd crut, raisins.

The taste is fruity, raisiny-spicey with hints of spice, caramel, molasses, caramleised bread crust. It's zesty and lively. The main defect is that it is a touch too consistently sweet but otherwise it's wonderful. (518 characters)

Photo of CrawlingSpirit
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I will preface this review notating that I originally spilt a four pack with an avid Viking lover...while I'm more the fine ale lover.

A: dark with a deep red tint when held before backlight. A nice two finger head in the properly branded glassware. Nice presentation.

S: very dense but odor trickles out with swirling. The smell of thick fruity tones regarless. A very asthetic smell, pleasing.

T: it hits the palate smoothly throughout the experience, more prominent initially then mellowing of one of the smoothest fashions possible!!

M: exquisite and divine combine in a possible state of perfection.. You will be unable to overcome this but only if... Deadly deciving in it's ability to shadow a water-like substance.

D: the last point basically touched upon the pure consumability of this fine brew. If susceptible, one very well may find one's self in an ackward situation. Take care and control. (908 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In 2008 I reviewed this in bottled form: on 17th Oct 2012 I had it again but on-tap in the lovely De Garre in Brugge (something I've done a few times over the years, but never wrote about).

Deep ruby red in colour with a large off-white foaming head, it looks a picture: just like its bottled brother, the correct glass adding another dimension to the overal appearance.

Rich, strong and powerful malty aromas just ooze out of the glass. Malt loafs, christmas pudding, creamed plums, caramel chocolate bars and dark molasses can also be found in the smell. The taste is an explosion of the same flavours found in the aroma, yet with a mild hop bitterness that prevents the beer being too sweet

This is just one beautiful beer and one I'll never tire of: the alcohol isn't even well hidden, but I don't care, it just helps to make this an exceptionally fine beer. (865 characters)

Photo of dstc
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark ruby color with a big, full off-white head. Great head retention and lacing.

Smells sweet and malty.

Yummy. So smooth and malty. Real full malt flavor with a nice sweetness that balances so well. Tastes of malt, chocolate or maybe caramel, a bit herbal.

In the mouth feels full bodied with a pleasant alcohol bite.

Love it, love it. On of my favorites, a damn fine beer. (388 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I found my second favorite beer. I think I'm discovering the rank of my favorite styles. This beer was similar in taste to a Trappiste Rochefort 10 which is a Quad. However, this was a lighter body. Not as thick and syrupy and those flavors were a bit more subdued. I guess that is the difference between a triple and quad. I passed this one up so many times. Glad I finally picked it up...I must thank my wife. I should take her to pick beer everytime.

A- Deep rich mahogany with hints of deep ruby in the light. Thind dark head with nice spiderweb lacing.

S- Dark plums, spiced rum soaked raisins, hints of vanilla. Sweet caramel undertones.

T- Dark chocolate coated black cherries, ripe plums and brown sugar. Hints of allspice. Notes of vanilla. Mild spice notes.

M- Creamy and smooth with a semi-dry finish. Mouth feels coated afterwards. Very well balanced.

D- Sweet, sweet dessert. Delicious. If you like dark chocolate and black cherries you'll love this. The balance is elequant and the flavors bold yet subtle. Nothing is overpowering. Excellent beer. One to savor. (1,081 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Just an excellent beer, too bad its $3.99 for 330ml, thick long lasting head. Reddish color. Easy to find white bottle at the largest liquor stores. Also available 750ml - $10.39. (182 characters)

Photo of JohnnyI
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I absolutely love everything about the look of this beer. From the iconic white bottle, ominous red letters and legendary dragon ship, it promises to be a bad ass experience. Very medeval. The appearance of the beer itself is equally impressive. Like rich, raw maple syrup in color. It poured in to a small snifter with a towering head of loose foam. The beige 3 finger crown resembled swiss cheese, with its loose, large bubbles of varying size and consistency. The beautiful and unique cap settled gradually, leaving soapy residual lacing on the glass. The nose on this beer is incredibly complex. As the beer reached room temperature more and more layers of aroma continued to present themselves. Toffee, burnt caramel, banana esters and slight booze come together in such a wonderful way as to conjure thoughts of bananas foster. Slight mineral notes and clover honey add even more depth to the bouquet. The taste is brimming with candy sugar sweetness and a little fusel alcohol heat. Sweet candied fruits, dried banana chips and a honey crisp character yield to a tart, tangy finish of mild puckering green apple. A peppery spice from the alcohol compliments the assortment of flavors. The finish imparts a slight suggestion of pumpernickel & caraway seed. Extremely complex. As I sample each sip, I believe I could continue to pull additional flavors and aromas out of the experience. Remarkable. The mouthfeel has a lively, creamy texture. Rich and inviting. You just gotta love the big authentic Belgians. They're just so full of character and complexity. A+ (1,567 characters)

Photo of jmendels
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer was outstanding. At the behest of my best friend, I sought out this beer. As a lover of European beers, this was definitely on my radar. What better time to try it than Easter weekend?

The bottle alone is full of personality, having a different shape than most domestic beers. It draws one's attention to it as something special. It pours a nice amber-brown with the head lacing the bottle rather elegantly. It smells of toffee and roasted malts, with subtle chocolate notes. The first sip came and I was not disappointed. I had to pause and collect my thoughts on what I just drank. There were some spicy notes, yes. There were some toffee notes, yes. It has a noticeable alcohol flavor but not so much that it detracts from the flavorful crafting that went into this brew.

I put this up there with Schlenkerla or Ayinger. Delicious to the last drop. (864 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a couple 33cl bottles to a pair of large 'Gulden Draak' tulips and served with a wonderful cast iron skillet-cooked chicken and vegetable dish my wife made. A perfectly 'Belgian'-type dish with a fantastic Belgian beer.

A: Enormous 4+ finger rocky eggshell-white head, that lingers long and fades gracefully. Perfectly crests above the rim of the tulip glass and leaves behind speckled nuggets of sticky lace. Carbonation constantly rises through a clear, deep maple-brown/maroon liquid, tinted with ruby flecks. Gorgeous, plain and simple.

S: Sweet, spicy, amply boozy. When inhaling in this beer, everything seems right in the world. See below, as most everything in the taste comes through in the smell.

T: What strikes me every time is the similarity to the best rum-soaked, raisin-filled warm bread pudding. Every bit of spice, sweetness, alcoholic warmth in that dessert seems to be captured by this beer. Malty and a little yeasty, spiced with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Fruitiness like warm ripe cherries and dates. May get just a little too sweet as it warms, but it's hard to find too much fault with that. Just a delicious beer.

M: Moderate bubbly, soda-like carbonation. An active mouthfeel results, with medium to full body. Warming alcohol (not heat) wraps the tongue and clings to the cheeks, with lingering spiciness. Plentiful alcohol stays 'warm' without ever going overboard.

D: A wonderful beer that is enjoyable on all levels, pleasing to all the senses. Paired with food or sipped alone, there are a select few beers that can compete with GD. Will enjoy this one again and again, 4 thumbs up (me & my wife)! Thanks to Jef and the team at Van Steenberge for making this fine stuff!!! (1,728 characters)

Photo of marc77
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deafening rim shot like pop upon release of the cork. Initial gushing diminishes to allow pouring. Deep crimson in hue, w/ a light haze. The dense, thick, sticky dark tan large bubbled head leaves rough lace. Light bubblegum esters are perceived at first in aroma, then are ceded by a pleasantly tart, unripe citrus fruit. Mellow sweetness then follows and is of a dark, molasses and/or dried date like nature. When the brew warms and breathes, dry, powdery chocolate and raisin - like Special B add richness and round the aroma out. Phenol and higher alcohol are present only at a trace. Very enticing and refined aromawise. Caramelized sweetness from both dark caramel malt and dark candi sugar is perceived at first in flavor, then yields to a yeast derived melange of light clove phenol and esters that mirror the aroma, albeit with banana esters more pronounced. Chocolate malt, although somewhat overshadowed by sweetness and yeast byproducts, contributes a subdued, yet rich undertone that bolsters the malt profile and adds to the complexity of this brew. Full bodied, and once the initially high carbonation dissipates, the mouthfeel is rendered agreeably smooth. Hop bitterness is virtually absent, and although malt sweetness is strong, it never becomes cloying. The lack of alcohol flavors and smooth malt profile renders this brew dangerously drinkable. Finishes w/ a hint of biscuit malt giving way to clean caramel sweetness. Gulden Draak is softly sweet, complex and deceivingly light on the palate. Akin to a tripel in overall character w/ mellow chocolate undertones. Delicious! Superb drinkability due to the nearly complete lack of alcohol heaty harshness. Somewhat smoother in the 750 ml bottle versus the 11.2 ounce. (1,738 characters)

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy orange-ish brown with a thin tan head that is sustained by a lot of bubbles constantly rising to the surface.

Smells like there is a ridiculous amount to of grain in this one. I’m getting port, prunes and tones of honey malt with dry bitter orange rind and spicy yeast. I’m loving it!

The flavor starts off with a sticky, burnt honey malt that just sits on my tongue. Then, the carbonation starts to release, revealing some very pleasant and mild citrus flavors and a dry melon like aromatic yeast. The finish is mostly prunes and lime with a touch of dirty coffee. Also, there’s a huge warming. Finally the 10.5% shows itself!

The mouth feel is very carbonated, but it really works well helping the flavors transition.

This is a very nice beer that’s a lot of fun to drink. The intense carbonation and high ABV unfortunately detract from the drinkability. (890 characters)

Photo of Yesac
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brown/amber color into my Delirium glass. Small white/brown head that fades but leaves a layer on top all the way through. Nice lacing.

S - What a great smell, very powerful and floral with spice and dark grapes.

T - Ahh there it is, that great Belgian style taste that I crave. The beer is so full bodied and flavorful. The taste is very similar to the smell, dark fruits and spices. The 10.50 is well hidden.

M - Just enough carbonation, no burning. Coats the palate nicely inviting you back for more.

D - Again, the 10.5% is hidden well, being the style of this brew, it's hard to drink them back-to-back but one of these is very easily drinkable.

Glad I tried this, it's become one of my favorites. Awesome on tap as well if you can find it. (775 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This comes in a dark brown and ruby color.

The aroma has big cherry, plum, prune, and brown sugar.

The taste is spot on for a Belgian Dark Strong. The cherry pop reminds me a bit of Three Philosophers. It has good dark fruit flavors and then brown sugar, wonderful mouthfeel and middle, and then a kind dry finish.

Compared to my favorite, Trois Pistoles, it really does lack in the champagne carbonation. However, it's dangerously drinkable with its 10.5% ABV. What lovely and complex full flavors this beer has. (516 characters)

Photo of whynot44
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy copper brown color with a substantial off-white head that slowly settles down to a thin cap that persists and leaves some decent lacing.

The aroma is yeasty, raisins, plums with hints of citrus, vanilla and caramel.

The taste is rich caramel malt, plums, cloves, alcohol, hints of cherry and vanilla. The finish brings out some nice hop bite to offset the sweetness.

Medium/full bodied, smooth and almost creamy, easy to drink, but more of a "sipper". Take your time and enjoy it.

Overall, a heavy duty brew, very nice, especially in cool weather. (560 characters)

Photo of QXSTER1
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This potent brew pours a hazy deep brown with a blush of orange around the edges. The head is a creamy, dense, quiet crown that lasts to the last sip. While the nose screams alcohol the taste is velvet malt. Intense in it's fruitiness with toffee and caramel notes this Belgian barleywine also exhibits a subtle, rounded hoppiness to add to it's profile. The mouthfeel is an exquisite, smooth, thick wonder. I can imagine medieval monk's drinking this brew for dinner with a smile on their face. I had one on my face for sure. Definitely an after dinner or dessert beer, it would be hard to down many of these with it's alcohol content. (636 characters)

Photo of beerluvr
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge long-lasting coffee and cream-colored head is what you'll get when pouring, settling over opaque reddish-amber beer...a visually stunning combination. Some notes of dark fruits greet the nose along with some estery yeastiness. Tasting shows fruitiness, alcoholic warmth..sweet first, then drying out due to the hoppiness. A great mix of many taste sensations...truly a remarkable beer! Finishes with some more dark fruitiness & alcohol. This is a real heavyweight of a beer...even by Belgian standards! 2 bottles worth of flavor seem to be packed into 1, very cool white Duvel-style bottle too. (601 characters)

Photo of bditty187
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a personal favorite of mine that I’ve failed to review, time to remedy that.

Hazy. Amber in hue, it is darker brown in the middle and tawny around the edges. The head was rocky, easily two fingers in height. The beige foam sat there like a rock, head retention was excellent to say the least. A modest, tight cap lasted the entire consumption. It was welcomed company. The subsequent lacing was spotty and fairly widespread. In honesty the appearance isn’t ground breaking in anyway but it is pleasant to look at. Hey, its beer! The nose has always been charming. Chocolate malts provide a lovely foundation that allows an array of spices, fruits, and phenolic characteristics to stand on. There are hints of sweetness upfront with figs, lavender, raisins, tropical fruit, alcohol, and cherries in the middle. Traces of medical qualities and even some herbalness, it is these aromas that I adore in this bouquet, as they really round out the nose. They are strongest at the finish. Moderate potency. The nose is articulate and I can smell, and thus enjoy, every little detail. Sure I wish it was louder but I can’t complain. The palate is lovely. Wonderful. It seems so simple but it is beautiful. At first there is a heavy, sweet maltiness that has influences of chocolate and cola. Cherries, prunes, and raisins are soaked in brandy and then they are added to a chocolate purée laced with medicinal spiciness. Clove with hints of banana. Band-Aids. Caramel is also in the mix. Hot alcohol that is close to being distracting, but “as is,” it adds a fantastic dimension to this beer. There isn’t much hiding the fact this beer clocks an abv over ten. The finish is juicy with dark fruits, alcohol heat, spice, and the medicinal qualities. Hot aftertaste, like sucking on rubbing alcohol and Band-Aids; who do that would taste so good? I really like this beer, is it the most complex Belgian I’ve tasted? No. Does it strike all the right cords with me? Yes. Medium-full in body, the carbonation is quite active but it feels natural and it works well for this beer, the mouthfeel is pleasant, I like the creaminess. I also like the heat that cuts the sweetness; at times this beer actually seems dry. Exceedingly drinkable, this beer is the perfect nightcap or serve it with a chunk of cheese and a hand of red grapes. I really wish this beer were available in Nebraska; of course it is not. I purchased this bottle as part of a sampler-pack in Ames, IA. Thankfully it can be had in Des Moines or Iowa City. I need to have this on-hand more often. It is a unique treat with enough uniqueness to make me want to come back for more. Recommended (2,659 characters)

Photo of Douberd
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle of 330 ml at home. Part of a box containing 6 belgian beers.
The bottle itself is just beautiful and the same goes for the beer too.Dark ruby colour with two fingers of creamy beige head.
Plums on the aroma, raisins, some yeast, some dates too. QVery strong once I poured the beer, later slighty fainted.
The taste follows the aroma, only closer. Very obvious taste of plums, some caramel too. Quite sweet. As with the other beers of the package, the high alcohol is well hidden and it tricks you to believe that it's maybe 3-4 degrees lower.
On the body is thick and carbonation is just perfect.
I would recommend it any given time! (640 characters)

Photo of ludachris
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle to snifter at cellar temp.

Pours a deep cola brown with ruby red highlights. 1.5 finger creamy beige head tops this beer which leaves sticky lace down the sides of the glass.

Roasted malts, butter, candied sugar, raison, plum, bread, and an alcoholic kick that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

Sweeet, but oh so drinkable. Candied dark fruits, especially sticky raison, fig, and plum, creamy toasted buttery malts, hints of citrus, caramel, sugar, and just a slight hint of its high ABV. Delicious. It reminds me a bit of cake.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, creamy, and perfectly carbonated. The %10.5 ABV is dangerously hidden. I've had %5 ABV beers that have a higher alcohol presence than this. Too drinkable.

Overall, a fantastic BSDA. I enjoyed this more than Chimay's Grand Reserve, and I really liked that beer. Without a doubt this beer is sweet but at the same time, it's excellently balanced, creamy, full flavoured, and the sweetness is not cloying. I'm already buzzing and I haven't even finished the bottle. The alcohol is a real creeper, so beware. Highly recommended. (1,103 characters)

Photo of ojiikun
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To me, this beer is just as a tripel should be. It pours cleanly without too much foam, and smells simply wonderful - caramel and spice and minty herbs. Dark and sweet, more like a dubbel, really, but with the kick of a tripel. I frequently compare the taste of dulden draak to that of sweet wine. There is no hiding the 10+% acohol, but the flavors ride well on top of that base. Just the right amount of very bright hops (mint and lemongrass) and sweet, buttery, syrupy malt (black tea and cornsyrup, if not chocolate). Despite the sweetness, there's not sticky mouthfeel, and it drinks like red wine - that is to say very easily, especially if you don't mind the high alcohol. This beer could not be better balanced. (719 characters)

Photo of sommersb
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 07-17-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogals, Nashville

A: Color is a light to medium brown, with reddish accents, with a somewhat opaque clarity. The head is creamy, tan colored and 4 fingers high. Excellent lacing and good head retention.

S: Smells are strong of spices, dark fruits and alcohol, reminiscent of a whiskey. Also dark, roasted malts and caramel notes.

T: Taste is very rich and complex. Flavors include semi-sweet chocolate, licorice and dark, ripened fruits. There is also the taste of funkiness of Belgian yeast. I get quite a bit of alcohol warmth in this strong brew, with whiskey-like flavors. Also a spiciness that is difficult to pinpoint.

M: A full-bodied beer that's also highly carbonated. The finish is dry (maybe in part due to the wine yeast used in secondary fermentation), with lingering notes of spices, caramel and alcohol.

O: A very luxurious ale that should be sipped slowly to enjoy all the flavors and because of the high alcohol content. Highly recommended! (1,092 characters)

Photo of HiroProtagonist
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Gulden Draak was served from a white "ceramic" coated 330 ml bottle. When poured into a Duvel tulip, a large rough tan head rose up, then settled to become a thick, rich, and creamy blanket, which left extremely thick and sticky lacing when the glass was tilted. The beer itself was a dark and murky reddish-chestnut hue. The nose was big on rich figgy malt, with rich accents of pumpernickel bread, and indecipherable spice. The alcohol was completely hidden in the hearty goodness. The real experience started with the first taste. The beer began with a bold, moderately sweet, spicy, malt base that quickly let loose a wonderfully zippy fig/dried tart fruit explosion at the sides of the tounge. This melted into a spicy peach, rum-nutty, warming finish that lingered long after a sip was take. The dragon was a rollercoaster ride of delicious flavor... no spills just thrills and balanced like a yogi. The mouthfeel was richly smooth and full, but not syrupy or sticky. Completely satisfying and extremely delicious, Gulden Draak is simply one of the finest Belgian SD ales available. (1,088 characters)

Photo of czfreeman
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one from a 11.2oz white bottle. Dark brown color, Incredible head! a very, very foamy beer. Very malty nose, yeasts, dark candied fruits,almost gingerbread-like aroma. smells delicious. Very full on the palate. overwhelmingly good flavors of yeasts, malts, very sweet-almost candylike mouthfeel. A good choice around the holidays most definatley. This beer is one to savor very slowly. (397 characters)

Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

strong, dark, sweet, lovely
don't be confused by the Gulden -- its not Golden, its a dark triple
packs a punch too
reminds me in that respect of Gouden Carolus Grand Cru/Emporer

pours a dark but clear ruby brown

smells sweet and toffee

taste toffee, plum, belgian spice and a little burnt brown sugar

A wonderful beer that you probably shouldn't drink all night, but given the chance I probably would

Its gonna be a rough Tuesday
this beer is delicious and strong (482 characters)

Photo of hero27
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ the Lava Lounge in Waterloo, Iowa..

Pours a deep mahogany with a downright enormous, off-white head..that stays for as long as you'll let it. Aroma is of dark fruits and Belgian spices.
Tastes heavenly. Herbal hop notes perfectly balanced with a wide-array of fruits and infinitely complex, bready & toffee malts. A perfect example of a beer that is very complex, but with no one flavor standing out. They all seem to blend effortlessly here.
Definitely glad I have this on-tap at my local bar..a Belgian ale of standout caliber. Kick ass. (553 characters)

Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.