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
Ratings:
3,919
Reviews:
1,336
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
858
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Shared with my good friend Matt.

appearance: copper brown orange with 1 finger off white head

smell: dark fruits, malty, sweet, slight sourness

taste: dark fruits, grapes/raisons, malts, some oxidation,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: not a bad beer just not really my style. glad I got to try it though.

cheers,l
The CPJ

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

1/4 of a sampler. Body is a deep amber with an appropriate white head. The smell is just loaded with bubble gum. I was blown away. More bubble gum than any other German hefeweizen. The taste is very candy sweet. It goes down so easy and smooth, with enough backing from the malt to make it palatable.

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

I bought this beer after seeing and hearing my buddy's raves about it. Sweet looking white bottle and who doesn't like a dragon...or serpent. Whatever it is, it's cool! I like the feel of the bottle too. The white coating is a nice change to the standard bottle. From reading the label I didn't think this would come out dark for a Belgie but to my surprise it is.

Major bubbly head that has major clinging to the glass issues. Fruity aroma with a nice dark caramal appearance. The taste is a little different than what I expected. I am partial to "original" Belgian beers taste so I can honestly say I am not digging this as much. My palate just prefers the lighter "apple" taste of non-dark Belgie's.

I would probably not buy this again but I would happily receive and drink it if it appears under the X-mas tree this year. Santa?

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This i a really good consistant beer. I've enjoyed it every time I've had it. It's not something I keep around but It's one that I like going back to. The taste is malty and sweet without being cloying. This is not a beer I'd drink a lot of only because a little goes a long way.

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Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.2 out of 5 based on 3,919 ratings.
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