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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,926 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,926
Reviews: 1,199
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 150
Gots: 230 | 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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kguard

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-14-2013 00:22:31 | More by kguard
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afinepilsner

Iowa

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

11.2oz opaque white plastic coated brown bottle
10.5% abv

Gulden draak Ale was brown in color with good clarity ( the second pour left it a bit hazy). It had a bubbly light tan head with average retention and minimal lacing. The smell was malt, dark fruit, and a little alcohol. The taste was toasted malt, dried fruit, and yeast flavors and spices. It had long dry finish with noticeable throat-warming alcohol. It was medium-full in body with medium-high carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a good Belgian Ale and worth trying out.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 00:25:27 | More by afinepilsner
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theghost3

Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Style by the label is a "triple".

Pours a reddish brown with lots of carbonated bubbles. There's a 1-finger tan head with sticky, spotty lacing.

The smell is mainly brown sugar with spices & dark fruits--peach, plum & orange stand out. The taste is strong on spices, fruits (particularly raisins & citrus), phenols, caramel malts & molasses. There's a bitterness in the end. Mouthfeel is acidic.

This is drinkable beer, but be careful because the 10.5 percent ABV will sneak up on you.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 03:00:52 | More by theghost3
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2013 18:46:15 | More by AKuehn47
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blabaer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-24-2014 08:12:42 | More by blabaer
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2013 18:42:19 | More by Westuh
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

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

This beer pours a nice finger width of head. It's a nice dark color that looks frothey on the top and inviting. It holds a good lacing and smells like a sweet and hoppy beer. It tastes sweet and hoppy with a wonderful balance of both flavors. It feels like silk and slides down my throat very easily. It's a very drinkable, an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2005 00:22:06 | More by Erdinger2003
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-24-2013 11:21:03 | More by desint
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crob3888

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-07-2012 06:41:11 | More by crob3888
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1fastz28

Illinois

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

got this in a belgian mix a six pack, and holy crap if the other 5 are this good, i'm going to go nuts.

its just a 5 across, no question about it

has a beautiful deep amber color and a nice head, and a big head

smell is wonderful, taste is wonderful, its just a fantastic beer. has a strong alcohol bite to it with a myriad of spicy yeast flavors

mouthfeel is a thicker more syrupy type

and as far as drinkability to it, i just wish i had bought more, its awesome

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 03:25:14 | More by 1fastz28
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-31-2013 15:24:00 | More by griffeyb
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-02-2013 00:21:04 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-31-2013 11:35:04 | More by mythaeus
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Pete27lax

New York

3/5  rDev -29.1%

05-29-2013 04:40:04 | More by Pete27lax
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sabrills70

North Carolina

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

11.2 oz brown stubby bottle painted white with no freshness date. Pours a dark amber with a good frothy 2 finger head and very ggod lace. Good strong malt aromas with some sherry and brandy like aromas. Dried dark fruits - raisins etc. Again with big malt flavors and dried dark fruts. Alcohol is present but not overpowering. Sticky on the lips and warming all the way down. Definate winter beer. Creamy and smooth. Not a beer to gulp but for one with an ABV of this magnitude it is very easy to drink. Tasty and well made.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 02:23:51 | More by sabrills70
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aflies

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-27-2012 02:25:52 | More by aflies
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-11-2012 02:24:09 | More by jagada
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SGToliver

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-22-2012 23:20:11 | More by SGToliver
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Penguin Pizza in a Piraat tulip- poured a dark brown/ruby color that is partially transparent. Has a very small head and no retention or lacing.

Smells very pleasant- all sweet dark malt with a little bit of yeast.

Taste is full and rich. Dark malts dominate- I taste a bit of raisin. There is also a hint of Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is very much lacking- I like a well carbonated beer. This one is vert syrupy and has no carbonation. If it was better carbonated I would love this beer- however, I've had it on tap and out of the bottle and both are extremely flat. I won't try it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 01:59:56 | More by Hopdaemon39
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-04-2014 18:04:50 | More by MonkeyBread
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-09-2012 22:27:30 | More by SonOfKyuss
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rousee

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours thick dark brown with a small head of foam. A good amount remains after the beer has sat for a few minutes.
Smell is rather boozy and vinous. Slighly floral. I am getting a biting sour smell of cherries followed by honey.
Tastes less boozy than it smells. There is a nice maltiness with the familiar belgian floral and fruit combination. Elements of honey and dark cherries with chocolate. It is layered with flavor as these good Belgian ales tend to be.Still does have some strong alcohol bite although it is not in the form of heat.

The mouthfeel is very bubbly and effervescent. Finishes crisp with a lingering barley sugar taste left over. Its not too drinkable with this high of an abv. A good beer to split with a few friends. As far as my overall impression of this one, for its style--it seems there are much better examples. Good but nothing to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 23:06:34 | More by rousee
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inebrius

Michigan

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

Thai dessert plate nose of mango, lime and rice pudding emanates from this deep rosewood brew. Begins semi-sweet fermented fruit to meet up with a few hop vines growing in an alcohol desert oasis. Maybe a wisp of chocolate in there too, but more like a memory than concrete. Kahlua & Tonic? Nah, it's better than that. Bubbly and tasty!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2003 18:09:12 | More by inebrius
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 18:34:53 | More by davesway10
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2011 06:44:07 | More by AlexM
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 2,926 ratings.