Gulden Draak | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Triple Ale brewed with caramel malt and re-fermented with Bordeaux wine yeast

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,527
Reviews:
1,372
Ratings:
4,089
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
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323
Gots:
942
Trade:
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and presumably bottle conditioned
pours a brown sugar body with tan coloured head that's decent enough
aroma is creme brulee, you know when they've got that sugar bubbling.
brandy and molasses in the flavour with plenty o booze

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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
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4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.92/5  rDev +16%
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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
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4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Mahogany brown, inviting, enticing.
S: Fruit bread, yeasty, boozy, dried fruit
T: Dark dried fruit, malt, toffee, brown sugar. Aftertastes of maraschino cherries and burnt toffee.
F: Thick and smooth, but a little overpowered by the carbonation
O: Wonderful beer. The first I've had in this category, but I'm in love. My only complaint is that the carbonation is a little overpowering. However, this beer is expertly crafted and is one of my very favorites.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a huge headed beer with a huge lively head. The bottle popped open without me pulling the cork. Full mahogany dark yet clear color. Beautiful looking.
S- Yeasty (bread, phenol, banana)l, malt (brown sugar, molasses), and dark fruits such as apricots, plum and cherry. There's quite an interesting umami/savory aroma that follows as well. An almost smokey aroma is also present.
T- Follows the nose, with a well fleshed out malty sweetness, sweet cherries, plum and apricots, molasses and brown sugar. No real traces of alcohol in the flavor. Absolutely amazingly crafted. Devine flavor.
F- Surprisingly dry beer with a full bodied mouth feel. It's heavy but it ends smooth and dry. Very nice.
O- Stunned by how phenomenal this beer actually is. I know it's a heavy hitter but I didn't know I'd enjoy it to this level. Expertly crafted and one of the best triples/strong darks I've had. Wonderful!

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Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 4,089 ratings