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

Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)

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2,776 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2776
Reviews: 1191
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%


Brewed by:
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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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dbell23

Tennessee

4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a wire and cork 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Mahogany color with a huge foamy off white head that lingers and settles into fluffy cloud on a small dense head. Lacing is really nice.

Smell is dark Belgian classic. Candied fruit,maybe brandied fruit, sweet malt, light phenols, yeasty goodness.

Taste is spectacular. Sweet malt with practically no hop. Candied fruit maybe stewed prunes. Raises, slight banana. Great dark Belgian tastes. The alcohol is hidden but definitely there.

Mouthfeel starts with maybe too much carbonation but, one might imagine, it smoothes out as it warms. Really nice.

Overall, this may be my favorite dark Belgian. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 23:13:15 | More by dbell23
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle decanted into a Chimay goblet.

A: Clear reddish-brown color. Towering pillowy beige head has great staying power. Lacing forms thin, fine bubbled rings.

S: Fruity and spicy with aromas of cherry, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, toasted walnuts, and banana bread. Great complexity, the beer opens with more time to divulge further scents of baked apples, cocoa, browned biscuits, and more spices.

T: Cherries, dried figs, baked apples, plum. Cinnamon, brown sugar, spices, touch of clove. Slight spike of alcohol remains well hidden. Toasted walnuts, cocoa, brown bread, and more layered malt flavors. Hop bitterness is noticeable toward the end, but it fades into the background quickly. Dry finish is spicy with a lingering bready flavor.

M: Medium-thick body seems it would have a sludgy weight to it were it not for the high level of aggressive, scrubbing carbonation. Deep warmth in the mouth and belly after swallowing lets you know this beer means business.

O: Just an excellent beer all around. My hasty review really doesn't do it justice. It's an absolute must-try. It paired very well with a nice French Munster, but it could probably complement a lot of big, assertive cheeses. The scrubbing carbonation does wonders to lift some of the heavier, creamier cheese textures.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 14:03:28 | More by ryan1788a5
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers for my first review!

750ml bottle into Gulden Draak tulip

A- rich dark ruby, creamy head- large bubbles.

S- candy, sugar, only a little alcohol. Heavy on the fruit- an incredible belgian aroma.

T- Just enough bitterness to balance intense sweetness and slight mustiness. Lemony aftertaste.

M- Nice balance between heavy and light mouthfeels.

O- Great, complex beer. Very drinkable for the alcohol level.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:15:04 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep dark brown tinged with dark reds. Pours with a ton of carbonation. Head is massive, pillowy, dirty-white. Leaves super sticky lacing. Solid retention. Drops to a small, loose cap and collar.

Smell: Loaded with Belgian yeast. Spice and some serious candi sugar and caramel sweetness. Clove, ripe banana, deeply Belgian and peppery. Some hints of chocolate as well. Belgian sweetness. Bubblegum, but faint.

Taste: Ripe banana and clove. Big malty sweetness. Candi sugar layered throughout. Belgian yeast adds a ton of spiciness. Some minor lemon and hay. Slightly damp. Over cooked and caramelized malts. Some caramel and biscuit malts. Faint hints of bubblegum. Heavy clove as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Slightly high carbonation on a medium body. Clean overall. Some dryness toward the end.

Overall: Draconian? I think not.

This is no mythical beast of awesome power. It's a solid take on the style and brings some unique malts to the party, but it ultimately lacks depth and an overall appeal.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 04:11:07 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Marc_V


4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. Hazy amber. The head is thick and off white. Leaves a very nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with fruits. It's sweet, vinous and yeasty. A very intense smell. The taste is very complex with licorice, spices, malts and yeast. The mouthfeel is very full and rich. A very long medium bitter finish. This is one of my all time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 20:10:43 | More by Marc_V
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CloudStrife

New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours an opaque ruby with a 1 finger mostly white head. Tons of visible carbonation can be seen in the body. Head sticks around as a pretty thick layer for quite a long time. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Has a dark fruity aroma, some yeastiness in the background. More of a fruit than I expected.

T: A very well blended balance of fruits, yeast and a great malt backing. A little sweet with lots of fruit notes. Cherry mostly. Malts are really smooth.

M: Nice thick mouthfeel without feeling heavy. Mostly due to the high levels of carbonation.

Overall a very impressive beer. Bet it would hold up for a while in the bottle. On the sweeter side, but something tasty to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 01:41:38 | More by CloudStrife
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 330 ml brown pop-top stubby Belgian-style bottle, now covered with a white plastic wrapping, rather than white paint. No date that I see. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Nice warm mahogany brew, with bright clarity and a light tan cap with pretty good retention.

Smell: Lots of fruit (particularly dusty apple and sour, dark fruit), a bit of candi sugar. Fairly straightfoward, but pleasant.

Taste: Mild alcohol heat, but this certainly isn't hot; subtle fruitiness (lighter and golden fruit, but with nothing in particular sticking out). A nice sweetness melds with the alcohol, but it's much more a candy sweetness than dark caramel, as the beer's color might suggest. Not the shocking depth I remember this brew having, but really quite tasty nonetheless, and rather unlike most other BDSAs.

Mouthfeel: Magical--pillowy, light, and creamy, all at the same time.

Overall: This is delicious beer. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is that makes me like it so much; it's not as shockingly complex as I remember (is this still bottle-conditioned as it once was?), but the flavors are still somewhat unique, and seductive. The minimal heat, mixed with the incredible mouthfeel and light fruit flavors (along with a hint of earthy dark fruit) make this quite enjoyable. At $18 a 4-pk, though, this is MAYBE a once-a-year purchase, and it's largely the price that drops the rating a bit below where it should (IMO) be.

89--B+

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 02:08:46 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Twincrasher


4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Deep chestnut color. Much lace and lots of foam.

S: Dark fruits and muted citrus. Alcohol noticable.

T: Warm taste. Very malty despite alcohol. Some pepper tones and dark fruit flavor. Sweet ripe flavor throughout with balancing agent. Belgian yeast is perfect for this recipe.

M - Medium-to-thick body. As the beer warms I get more and more booze warmth. Medium carbonation. Very nice for sipping.

Did not like first time while overseas. Second time excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 14:48:52 | More by Twincrasher
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Brian2001


5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am enthralled with this beer yet dismayed at the other reviews regarding taste and smell. One reviewer mentioned creamed pears. I believe it is more like bittersweet prunes prepared with the smokey essence from french pine bark. This also correlates to the hint of bakers chocolate. However, that is a false tasting note which can fool the novice. You see, as the french pine bark tree is expertly roasted, it will certainly lend itself to the essence of bitter chocolate. It is this essence which has been expertly infused within this fine beer. Bottom line is... I kind of like it. Im gonna buy it again when i have a hankering for some sweet light wood.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 03:17:31 | More by Brian2001
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rundocrun

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours chestnut brown and slightly hazy with some glowing ruby highlights. 2 full fingers of head form. Great retention. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Figs, candied orange peel, caramel. Undertones of brown bread. Noticeable booze, which complements the fruit character well. Wonderfully aromatic beer.

T - Sweet and a touch tart up front with distinct flavors of pear and ripe apple. Caramel and fig-like sweetness are prominent through the middle. A drier, wheaty flavor carries through the middle and the finish as well. Some alcohol warmth and bitterness in the finish, but the fruity esters steal the show. Belgian yeast at its finest. My only gripe is that this is a touch too sweet. I know the monks called it "liquid bread" but this is more like liquid fruitcake (the good kind, if there is such a thing).

M - Medium-to-thick body. As the beer warms I get more and more booze warmth. Pleasing and balanced carbonation. Overall, a great mouthfeel and makes for a great sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 03:11:33 | More by rundocrun
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big light tan head settles into a pretty nice lacing above a well carbonated dark reddish amber colored beer.

Dark fruits (grapes and apricots) and sour grains dominate the aroma that is tinted with a bit of alcohol.

A light alcohol undermines a dark fruits and roasted grains and a slight sour taste.

A dry aftertaste with some of the dark fruits and light sourness stick around on this medium to full bodied beer.

A bit to much of the sour grains or sour grapes maybe on this for me, it seems it starts out pretty good and as I drink it the more the sour grapes keep coming to the forefront.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 23:35:36 | More by LXIXME
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KKB

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A – A deep ruby-amber with a voluminous khaki head, carbonation slowly flowing from the bottom; the tight fluffy bubbles on top of this gorgeous looking body make my mouth water a little bit.

S – As one person put it, “it’s malty sweet, scotchy and dark fruity.” I think that is an utterly appropriate explanation. The sweetness invades your senses but it has a juiciness to it that is definitely the product of dark fruits and it has a slight alcoholic aroma to it as well. A slight bready backbone holds all the aromas together and they form a chorus of delight singing hallelujah into my welcoming nostrils.

T – Oh sweet ambrosia thy name is Gulden Draak! The taste of this beer is simply divine, something the Gods most certainly would find an adequate form of sustenance. It is both sweet and sour with the tones that I discovered in the nose following through onto the taste buds: dates, black cherries, raisins, plums, brown sugar, cocoa…then as it warms a sort of clove, cinnamon, butterscotch, tobacco, yeasty-spicy goodness invades the pallet, with maybe, just maybe, a hint of hops in there as well.

M – Velvety cream, a medium-full body with a fine carbonation that makes it oh so smooth to drink. Followed by a nice alcoholic burn that does not overwhelm but merely holds you ever so tenderly, and as my dear friend Harris once said about a cabernet sauvignon, it’s like the last fold of the blanket being pulled over you as you tuck into bed.

O – This is a beer to grow old with, I love this beer, I will have this beer countless times again over the course of my life. I’m sure I’ll find beers I enjoy more in the years I have left to me, as my exploration is still just in it’s infancy, but this beer is one of the first beers I have ever fallen truly in love with. It is a sonnet, a cool and refreshing breeze, the welcome company of a good friend, and a solemn promise of good things to come. Thank you gulden draak.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:38:12 | More by KKB
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kicked off the weekend with this and an episode of Game of Thrones. Not a bad start.

Pours dark copper with at least an inch and a half of head. Impressive. Reduces quite slow. Smells yeasty as expected. Tastes of yeast, bread, and a hint of banana. A mild alcohol burn which goes with the territory considering the 10.5% ABV. Has a medium, somewhat syrupy feel to it.

This one's a powerhouse. It's surprisingly easy to drink considering the potency of it. But I've chosen to sip it very slowly considering the complexity and cost of it. At $5 per bottle this is a nice "special occasion" beer - not something I would drink on a regular basis but worth every penny when I do.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:43:30 | More by Celtics76
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Jetulio

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: bottle 33 cl. Poured into a Judas-Big-Tulip

A / dark brown with some red. Around 3 cms of foam nearly white.

S / tangy fruit and alcohol. Intense and nice.

T / liquored and alcoholic and after that a presence of malt and caramel.

M / body between medium and full, in mouth a taste very balanced between liquor, sweet and malt . Medium carbonation.

O / long aftertaste. Excellent and complex belgian ale. One of my favourites.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 09:27:12 | More by Jetulio
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a nice sized Tulip glass. I poured specifically to induce a huge head which didn't take much work - this beer is very volatile. Deep, deep brown-tan (almost with a touch of gold) color with a nearly off-white head. Lacing all up and down the glass, the head retained extremely well. The beer smelled mildly fruity (figs, berries) with a bit of yeast, biscuits, malts, and deep spices which I couldn't clearly identify.

The beer tastes of a nice combination of crispy biscuits, fresh malt, raisins, figs, slight pepper, and burnt caramel sugars. Mild sweetness with a proper alcohol burn shadowing the entire process. For something so high-gravity (10.5% ABV), the alcohol is present, yet concealed well enough to not be troublesome. The beer has plenty of carbonation which really helps the potency of the aroma and the flavor. Body isn't very thick but the beer remains creamy and ends with a crisp, yeasty finish.

Overall, a very delectable Belgian ale which, at a well concealed 10.5% ABV, can sneak up on you if you're not careful. If it wasn't for the large price tag, I would drink this beer much more frequently.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 20:21:39 | More by tectactoe
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PHSCAPT

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay goblet at about 60 degrees. Bought as part of 6 pack of various Belgians. Too bad there's only one of these in it...

A - very dark, nearly black with a tinge of red. Almost no head, but may be due to warm temperature.
S - Irish Spring dryer sheet from another reviwer is an excellent description
T - Sweet dark fruity-ish: raisins, prunes
M - very definitely carbonated, more than most BSDA.
O - a fine ale with good flavor, relatively high alcohol but not overpowered by the alcohol. Definitely one for sipping on cool nights, not gulping after mowing the lawn in July. Definitely a re-buy.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 02:18:50 | More by PHSCAPT
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a murky reddish/mahogany brown color with about an inch light tan head that stayed around a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very nice, it smells like dark fruit, caramel, yeast, spice and some candied fruit. Taste pretty much is the same as the aroma, but there's also some candy sugar and bready malt noticeable. It's a very sweet and malty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good beer. I know I'd buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 22:00:04 | More by bluejacket74
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MeneerBeerSnob

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

a-pours a deep auburn with off white mocha two inch head

s-Belgian yeast, caramel, dates

t-hits your taste buds with tons of flavor including sweet caramel, fruity dates and raisins, yeast and malt

m-lots of light carbonation that brings out the flavor

o-really great tripel, lots of complex flavor and perfect for unwinding after a long day

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 01:00:17 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
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pkalix

California

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mahogany brown, with some redddish tint where it can get light through it.
smell is of dark and tangy fruit.
taste is of dark and tangy fruit. what kind of malts produce this kind of taste? definitely some alcohol in the taste, but well hidden for a brew at 10.5% ! ! !
mouthfeel? still trying to overcome the taste!
overall? this was also a part of a sampler pack (again). not bad stuff overall in the sampler pack and it's not not a bad brew, but there are certainly some better brews from belgium. considering all beers i've had from all nationalities, this is a fine beer for having a 10.5% content. but comparing against other belgiums, it's a little too tart, tangy, bitter, dark-fruity for me. still drinkable and always welcome, though...

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 01:39:09 | More by pkalix
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich and inviting dark auburn. Has a really super tall head and to say it's well carbonated would be an understatement.
The head lasts a long while and doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon.
Aroma to me has a more strong ale aroma: Lots of yeast candied sugar and sweet malts. A sutle spiciness comes through towards the end.
Taste is sweet and light of body. Sweet candied malts come through nicely as well as spiciness towards the end.
On the palette it's prickly and smooth with a bit of alcohol warming in the aftertaste.
It pleases all the senses.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 20:52:37 | More by micromaniac129
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 poured into a snifter

A- Pours almost black. It is a murky dark brown/red with some light around the edges. A massive three finger off white thick head.

S- Belgian yeast. Caramel, toffee. Dark fruits like raisins and grape. Some alcohol. A slight spicyness.

T- A huge beer. This a massive carbonation and some alcohol sting up front. It follows up with a lot of caramel and a very creamy malt profile. There is some alcohol taste in here but it helps cut the other flavors. A big dark fruit profile. Raisins, figs, a lot of spices. A beast of a Tripel.

M- This a big one. Massive carbonation up front. A lot of alcohol in here, very warming. Has a very pleasant feel to it and is quite creamy.

O- This is a monster of a beer. I think with time it may lose some of the alcohol and really let the dark fruits pop out. Awesome stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 02:35:28 | More by TwelveOunces
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crazyfraser


3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance... Its kind of a red brown with a creamy white head,...

Smell.... is kinda weak, a little boozy.

Taste.... defiantly boozy.. almost too strong to enjoy.. a little caramel, wheaty..

mouthfeel.... very bubbley, high carbonation,

Overall I am not impressed with this brew, too strong, over powers the flavors ..

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 19:19:53 | More by crazyfraser
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque, ruddy amber, with fair carbonation and really no lace at all.

Nose is spiced and fruity -- heavy on the fruit, with touches of raisin, date, dried berries, and more spice.

Taste is smooth and similarly fruit-oriented, with a hint of yeastiness at the end. Also, near the finish, there's a definite alcohol warming. Overall, this is a world class brew, exquisitely drinkable and complex. A must-try for anyone interested in fine, true Belgian ales.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 16:03:10 | More by secondtooth
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doktorhops

Australia

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden Dragon... sounds impressive, sounds like the sort of brew you would buy in a fantasy medieval tavern that after one sip can melt the face off the mightiest of Orc's (hat tip reference to dragon's breath beer found in an old school PC game)... one can hope for a similar (though non-lethal) version of beer with Gulden Draak.

Poured from a 330ml (love the design of this) bottle into a chalice.

A: Light dusting of tan foam on a very dark chocolate body. Looks good though I was expecting this brew to have a golden body for some reason.

S: Aromas of over-fermented apples, pears, cinnamon and cloves. Overlaying this is a background of rich caramel malts, dark fruits (figs, raisins, and prunes) and a musty yeast... expecting big warm winter flavours with this one.

T: Flavour hits like a dump truck full of bricks! The over-fermented apples and pears is replaced by an upfront bubblegum hit. Then we have the rich malts, dark fruits and yeast, along with enough sugar to kill a diabetic. Ending with a peppery note and a slight dry finish. More like a mixture of mead and port than beer, the sugar and bubblegum are the most dominant tastes hiding the alcohol.

M: Sticky, resinous body with a light but dense carbonation.

D: This is a big hitting brew that some would say is heavy-handed. Lets face it; some beers should be heavy-handed and this is one of them, despite the high ABV and the huge hit of sugar this brew contains it still manages to hold some civility, and drinks more like a fine glass of port than an overly sugary mess. If it wasn't prohibitively expensive it would make a fine top shelf end of the night brew for me.

Note: I feel like I'm wearing a cassock in the catacombs of some Franciscan monastery when I sip this ale, and can hear a friar chorus singing mass in the background. Quite a religious experience of a beer here.

Food match: Its a tough beer to match - the headiness and bold flavours make it sit between the boundary of heavy roast game meats and dessert. In a way both would work well so my suggestion would be: roast haunch of venison with roast vegetables and a thick pepper gravy, followed by a dark chocolate and baked fig ganache with a berry compote.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 10:18:08 | More by doktorhops
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ginemesis

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A cloudy yet strong caramel color with very good lacing.

S- It smells like an Irish Spring dryer sheet, a very clean and refreshing smell

T- Soapy with an hint of spice that I cannot pinpoint. Tastes like a Marzen.

M- Pleasant creaminess with an appropriate amount of lingering for aftertaste

O- An obvious Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Would be great on a crisp, cool evening...not a cold night or a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 03:57:07 | More by ginemesis
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 2,776 ratings.