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Gulden Draak Vintage - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-17-2006)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

sagath, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

KornWallace, Jan 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Ikorus, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Stevie_Janowski, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

KalanM, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

2009 Vintage. From a bottle stamped 31H1-14:02. Sampled on December 21, 2012.

The pour is a handsome looking brown with a silky, delicate beige head that lingers ion top of the beer for the entire session.

The aroma is full of the Belgian esters one hopes for when sampling these beers. Notes f sweet Belgian malts, dark fruit, butterscotch, toffee and the slightest hint of hops. But all in all the sensations are mellow thanks to 3 years of cellaring.

The body is better than medium but it is so smooth and creamy.

The taste is alive with barley malts that make me think of an aged barleywine with a good dose of caramel, licorice, and a dash of spice. The hop bitterness at the end is mellow and subtle. I wish I could have more beers like this.

puboflyons, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

slm100, Dec 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

schopenhauerale, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

MelissaC, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

t0rin0, Nov 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

Mikel772, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours dark cloudy orange brown with an off white head. Burst out of the bottle and foamed everywhere. Slightly sour dark and light fruit aroma. Taste of dark and light fruit, high carbonation, somewhat sour, but mitigated by a caramel sweetness. Sour finish with light spice and hops. A fleeting metallic aftertaste drops the rating. Tasty, but too carbonated.

LiquidAmber, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jul 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

sbbb, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Zakk, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

baconman91, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

chickenm, May 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cwd, May 28, 2012
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

330ml bottle.Westmalle Chalice glass. Enjoyed on feb´12. Dark copper color.Off-white,large size bubbled,froth. Quickly dissipated crown. Sugar, toasted malts & notes of cinnamon to the nose.Flavors are sweet, malty, spicy with very subtle cocoa.Medium body,medium carbonation. Dry finish. Fruity –sweet plum & dark fruits- aftertaste.Nice drinkability.

GONZALOYANNA, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

szmnnl99, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Thanks Paul, 2008 vintage, the little dragon is wearing a Santa hat, odd , OK.

Beer served in a snifter, beer is brown and hazy with a thin brown head, high heavy carbonation, moderate retnetion, no lacing.

Aroma is sweet, raisin, a little oxidized.

Beer is light in body, completely thinned out on the palate by the over the top carbonation, illogically overcarbonated. It is a little sweet with a dryish finish, decent but not great.

drabmuh, Feb 28, 2012
Gulden Draak Vintage from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.