Gulden Draak | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

3,951 Ratings
Gulden DraakGulden Draak

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery snifter.

A - deep, brown caramel color with a bit of head on top, which faded fairly quickly.

S - caramel ,malt, pumpernickel bread, dark fruits.

T - same as nose and what you'd expect from the style. Very fruity and malty with basically no hop presence and a slight tinge of alcohol.

M - creamy and pleasant. Not amazing, not bad at all.

O - a nice BSDA that is tasty, but there are definitely others I prefer to it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have no idea why I haven't tried this before now. I've seen it enough times!

Pours a bubbling dark brown with a tan head. Smells ... like brown sugar, Belgian candi, and sweet dark fruits.

Taste is overwhelmingly sweet. Like, a Belgian candi bomb. There'a yeasty breadiness to it, as well. Brown sugar, candi, dark fruits ... it's a sugar bomb. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Mouthfeel was nicely chewy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked bottle. Brownish amber color with a tan fine bubbled head. Fine bubbled lace trails behind the liquid in sheets but always leaves some splotches behind. Smell is sweet and dark fruits up front. Plums come to mind. First taste was beet sugar sweetness but the more complex fruit flavors push to the front. Heavy carb level gives this one a smooth mouth. I think this helps hide the ABV. Some of the alcohol shows itself in the slightly burning finish. Across the board 4.0 good beer. Nothing outstanding but nothing lacking either.

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Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.2 out of 5 based on 3,951 ratings.
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