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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,964 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,964
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 155
Gots: 239 | 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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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-24-2013 21:36:01 | More by ncaudle
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of an 11.2 oz. bottle into my goblet glass, this beer pours a dark, murky copper color with a nice fluffy looking tan head that is about an inch thick when poured. Settles to a a nice 1/4 inch layer with a thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Pretty good lacing too. Aromas of dark caramel malts along with fruit such as plum and banana and some Belgian candy sugar as well as some yeast and a slight hint of hops. Has a very tasty sweet dark caramel malt and Belgian candy sugar flavor upfront that gives way to dark fruitiness of plums, grapes, and a bit of berries. Rounds out with a nice hint of peppery spice along with a very slight hint of hops on the very back of the tongue. The alcohol is noticeably present here in a pleasant sort of way. Has a slightly crisp, but mostly smooth and a bit creamy, slightly oily mouthfeel that really coats the palate for awhile and lingers well after having swallowed the sip. Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Certainly could have benefited from a bit more carbonation I think, but a very good beer all around! Easy to drink in the way good beer should be! A real winner here overall!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 03:59:18 | More by neenerzig
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-24-2013 03:21:34 | More by 2GOOFY
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-24-2013 02:31:43 | More by wo87810
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TimMack

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-23-2013 23:52:49 | More by TimMack
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-23-2013 16:11:21 | More by bmur112
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2013 16:08:41 | More by PhatAtUT
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-23-2013 15:40:39 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-23-2013 05:40:26 | More by Kelp
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2013 04:32:35 | More by throwback
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Biergarden.

A - Amber honey color. Nice and hazy.

S - A cornucopia of flavors. Complex and delightful.

T - So balanced with lots of fruit. Delicious every time I have it.

M - Not a huge mouth but still nice.

O - This is a great easy drinker. Superb beer that I always enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 04:16:29 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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sagath


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-23-2013 02:28:30 | More by sagath
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RobSturino


4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2013 01:37:30 | More by RobSturino
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Ammon

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-23-2013 01:14:43 | More by Ammon
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phishbone23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-22-2013 21:40:04 | More by phishbone23
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ejyoung

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-22-2013 19:52:43 | More by ejyoung
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-22-2013 18:53:16 | More by bobv
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a magnificent looking deep ruby with a massive, fluffy, four-finger head. Head dissipated fairly rapidly, with big soapy bubbles of lacing.

S - Smells of dark malts with a hint of fruits, Belgian yeasts, and spicy hops. Everything in perfect harmony here.

T - Taste follows the nose, with lush fruits (red grape, plum, beet, mulberry) taking center stage, with an undercurrent of unroasted sweet caramel malts. Belgian yeasts nowhere near as noticeable as they were in the aroma. Spicy/peppery hops carry the finish. ABV noticeable but in a good way, without being "hot". Flavors are very rich. What amazes me is how well balanced this is; total fusion with none of the above characteristics standing out over the other. Perfection.

M - Medium bodied, with standard fizzy Belgian carbonation. Manages to still feel "light" despite the richness and abv. Wizardry!

O - For my tastes, closer to a Tripel than a "Belgian Dark Ale", and a fine one at that. In fact this is one of the best beers I have ever tasted for ANY style. Need more of this immediately.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:01:03 | More by TempeBeerMan
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NYCBUCKEYE

New York

3/5  rDev -29.1%

01-22-2013 01:41:30 | More by NYCBUCKEYE
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-22-2013 00:19:57 | More by Luk13
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-21-2013 21:04:16 | More by Ciocanelu
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jampics2

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-21-2013 15:04:28 | More by jampics2
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-20-2013 22:47:10 | More by Bnoise11
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2013 19:38:24 | More by DarthKostrizer
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-20-2013 16:49:11 | More by randylangford
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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