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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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3,091 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,091
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 173
Gots: 297 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Maseitz, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

szmnnl99, Apr 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

meschick, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

crosenkrantz, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of ksimons
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-dark chestnut with ruby highlights and a massive amount of head that slowly disappears and sticks to the glass

S-dark caramel malt, dark fruit (plums, cherries, raisins), light chocolate and molasses

T-lots of dark fruit, malt, brown sugar, yeasty spice, and a very light amount of hops

M-medium body, medium carbonation,

Overall this is really tasty, maybe a tad too sweet, but overall a beer that I would have again and again

ksimons, Apr 12, 2013
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Prospero, Apr 12, 2013
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soxandbeer, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

outoffocus, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very unique white bottle

Appearance: Dark mocha blackish brown, with 2 finger white head.

Smells: Like a trappist trippel, but with some more sweetness. raisins, plums, coriander notes, and dark figs.

Taste: Reminds me of the sweetness of a Chimay Blue, tastes pretty close to a Rochefort 8 in terms of flavor complexity and dark fruits. Very malty. This is a well balanced trippel, even though it has the ABV of a quad. For a 10% beer, the alcohol is pleasantly disguised. You actually can't taste it at all, although you can tell it's there due to the warmth in your throat. This is a damn good beer. The more it warms up, i'm enjoying it even more, the flavors really come out.

Mouthfeel: Amazing! Good amounts of carbonation and the sweetness just attacks your tastebuds.

Overall: Will buy when I see it, this is a damn good belgian. World class...

Roman5150, Apr 12, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +9.9%

fredmugs, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Denoas, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Rob315, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

donzilake, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Lare453, Apr 09, 2013
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Mibarak, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

heysuz, Apr 08, 2013
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skriv, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

dazanas, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

mctizzz, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

RD1163, Apr 06, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance would include the most gorgeous bottle I've ever seen. For the ale it's a very well presented brown to dark amber with loads of carbonation that stacks as high as you want to pour it. The bubbly head sits on top as a frothy mass.

Wine like qualities hit the nose with a soft alcohol aroma. Grape, must, prune, date and vinegar-like aromas hit the nose in a supremely well blended scent.

The taste has a lot of vinous grape, must and sweetness. I don't get as much fruit as I got in the scent but this is very well constructed and just good to drink.

The feel is very airy, which makes sense as there's loads of carbonation but it gives a real champagne like feel. The throat and chest are filled with air which descends to the stomach, begging you to drink slowly.

KYGunner, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

mjw1200, Apr 05, 2013
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 3,091 ratings.