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

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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)

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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Photo of anon
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of those beers you look at over and over and finally get. One of those beers you wondered why you waited so long to do so.

A deep, dark ruby/bronze hue. Thick, creamy two finger head that sustains itself for quite some time. Over the top retention, a small layer of foam never ceasing to dissipate, even at the end, with traces of lace hanging on throughout.

Smells quite sweet. Candy, berries, toffee. Dark fruit; raisin, plum, fig. Black cherry, Oak, soil, malt, booze. Sweet forward on the tongue. Lucious candy and caramel sweetness coats your mouth and leaves you smacking your lips. Very fruity and tasty; raisin, plum, fig, juniper berry, grape. Heavy grain and malt undertones. Leathery and earthy. Boozy and heavy. Light spice.

Definitely full bodied, thick, rich, creamy, smooth and boozy. The heavy sweetness lingers but gives way to a slightly bitter earthy attribute that mellows things out. An absolutely excellent ale overall. I can imagine drinking this back in the times it was inspired. A somewhat simpler time. The Golden Dragon leaves it's mark.

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Photo of marc77
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deafening rim shot like pop upon release of the cork. Initial gushing diminishes to allow pouring. Deep crimson in hue, w/ a light haze. The dense, thick, sticky dark tan large bubbled head leaves rough lace. Light bubblegum esters are perceived at first in aroma, then are ceded by a pleasantly tart, unripe citrus fruit. Mellow sweetness then follows and is of a dark, molasses and/or dried date like nature. When the brew warms and breathes, dry, powdery chocolate and raisin - like Special B add richness and round the aroma out. Phenol and higher alcohol are present only at a trace. Very enticing and refined aromawise. Caramelized sweetness from both dark caramel malt and dark candi sugar is perceived at first in flavor, then yields to a yeast derived melange of light clove phenol and esters that mirror the aroma, albeit with banana esters more pronounced. Chocolate malt, although somewhat overshadowed by sweetness and yeast byproducts, contributes a subdued, yet rich undertone that bolsters the malt profile and adds to the complexity of this brew. Full bodied, and once the initially high carbonation dissipates, the mouthfeel is rendered agreeably smooth. Hop bitterness is virtually absent, and although malt sweetness is strong, it never becomes cloying. The lack of alcohol flavors and smooth malt profile renders this brew dangerously drinkable. Finishes w/ a hint of biscuit malt giving way to clean caramel sweetness. Gulden Draak is softly sweet, complex and deceivingly light on the palate. Akin to a tripel in overall character w/ mellow chocolate undertones. Delicious! Superb drinkability due to the nearly complete lack of alcohol heaty harshness. Somewhat smoother in the 750 ml bottle versus the 11.2 ounce.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy orange-ish brown with a thin tan head that is sustained by a lot of bubbles constantly rising to the surface.

Smells like there is a ridiculous amount to of grain in this one. I’m getting port, prunes and tones of honey malt with dry bitter orange rind and spicy yeast. I’m loving it!

The flavor starts off with a sticky, burnt honey malt that just sits on my tongue. Then, the carbonation starts to release, revealing some very pleasant and mild citrus flavors and a dry melon like aromatic yeast. The finish is mostly prunes and lime with a touch of dirty coffee. Also, there’s a huge warming. Finally the 10.5% shows itself!

The mouth feel is very carbonated, but it really works well helping the flavors transition.

This is a very nice beer that’s a lot of fun to drink. The intense carbonation and high ABV unfortunately detract from the drinkability.

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Photo of Yesac
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brown/amber color into my Delirium glass. Small white/brown head that fades but leaves a layer on top all the way through. Nice lacing.

S - What a great smell, very powerful and floral with spice and dark grapes.

T - Ahh there it is, that great Belgian style taste that I crave. The beer is so full bodied and flavorful. The taste is very similar to the smell, dark fruits and spices. The 10.50 is well hidden.

M - Just enough carbonation, no burning. Coats the palate nicely inviting you back for more.

D - Again, the 10.5% is hidden well, being the style of this brew, it's hard to drink them back-to-back but one of these is very easily drinkable.

Glad I tried this, it's become one of my favorites. Awesome on tap as well if you can find it.

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Photo of dar482
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This comes in a dark brown and ruby color.

The aroma has big cherry, plum, prune, and brown sugar.

The taste is spot on for a Belgian Dark Strong. The cherry pop reminds me a bit of Three Philosophers. It has good dark fruit flavors and then brown sugar, wonderful mouthfeel and middle, and then a kind dry finish.

Compared to my favorite, Trois Pistoles, it really does lack in the champagne carbonation. However, it's dangerously drinkable with its 10.5% ABV. What lovely and complex full flavors this beer has.

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Photo of whynot44
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy copper brown color with a substantial off-white head that slowly settles down to a thin cap that persists and leaves some decent lacing.

The aroma is yeasty, raisins, plums with hints of citrus, vanilla and caramel.

The taste is rich caramel malt, plums, cloves, alcohol, hints of cherry and vanilla. The finish brings out some nice hop bite to offset the sweetness.

Medium/full bodied, smooth and almost creamy, easy to drink, but more of a "sipper". Take your time and enjoy it.

Overall, a heavy duty brew, very nice, especially in cool weather.

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Photo of QXSTER1
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This potent brew pours a hazy deep brown with a blush of orange around the edges. The head is a creamy, dense, quiet crown that lasts to the last sip. While the nose screams alcohol the taste is velvet malt. Intense in it's fruitiness with toffee and caramel notes this Belgian barleywine also exhibits a subtle, rounded hoppiness to add to it's profile. The mouthfeel is an exquisite, smooth, thick wonder. I can imagine medieval monk's drinking this brew for dinner with a smile on their face. I had one on my face for sure. Definitely an after dinner or dessert beer, it would be hard to down many of these with it's alcohol content.

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Photo of beerluvr
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge long-lasting coffee and cream-colored head is what you'll get when pouring, settling over opaque reddish-amber beer...a visually stunning combination. Some notes of dark fruits greet the nose along with some estery yeastiness. Tasting shows fruitiness, alcoholic warmth..sweet first, then drying out due to the hoppiness. A great mix of many taste sensations...truly a remarkable beer! Finishes with some more dark fruitiness & alcohol. This is a real heavyweight of a beer...even by Belgian standards! 2 bottles worth of flavor seem to be packed into 1, very cool white Duvel-style bottle too.

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Photo of bditty187
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a personal favorite of mine that I’ve failed to review, time to remedy that.

Hazy. Amber in hue, it is darker brown in the middle and tawny around the edges. The head was rocky, easily two fingers in height. The beige foam sat there like a rock, head retention was excellent to say the least. A modest, tight cap lasted the entire consumption. It was welcomed company. The subsequent lacing was spotty and fairly widespread. In honesty the appearance isn’t ground breaking in anyway but it is pleasant to look at. Hey, its beer! The nose has always been charming. Chocolate malts provide a lovely foundation that allows an array of spices, fruits, and phenolic characteristics to stand on. There are hints of sweetness upfront with figs, lavender, raisins, tropical fruit, alcohol, and cherries in the middle. Traces of medical qualities and even some herbalness, it is these aromas that I adore in this bouquet, as they really round out the nose. They are strongest at the finish. Moderate potency. The nose is articulate and I can smell, and thus enjoy, every little detail. Sure I wish it was louder but I can’t complain. The palate is lovely. Wonderful. It seems so simple but it is beautiful. At first there is a heavy, sweet maltiness that has influences of chocolate and cola. Cherries, prunes, and raisins are soaked in brandy and then they are added to a chocolate purée laced with medicinal spiciness. Clove with hints of banana. Band-Aids. Caramel is also in the mix. Hot alcohol that is close to being distracting, but “as is,” it adds a fantastic dimension to this beer. There isn’t much hiding the fact this beer clocks an abv over ten. The finish is juicy with dark fruits, alcohol heat, spice, and the medicinal qualities. Hot aftertaste, like sucking on rubbing alcohol and Band-Aids; who do that would taste so good? I really like this beer, is it the most complex Belgian I’ve tasted? No. Does it strike all the right cords with me? Yes. Medium-full in body, the carbonation is quite active but it feels natural and it works well for this beer, the mouthfeel is pleasant, I like the creaminess. I also like the heat that cuts the sweetness; at times this beer actually seems dry. Exceedingly drinkable, this beer is the perfect nightcap or serve it with a chunk of cheese and a hand of red grapes. I really wish this beer were available in Nebraska; of course it is not. I purchased this bottle as part of a sampler-pack in Ames, IA. Thankfully it can be had in Des Moines or Iowa City. I need to have this on-hand more often. It is a unique treat with enough uniqueness to make me want to come back for more. Recommended

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Photo of Douberd
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle of 330 ml at home. Part of a box containing 6 belgian beers.
The bottle itself is just beautiful and the same goes for the beer too.Dark ruby colour with two fingers of creamy beige head.
Plums on the aroma, raisins, some yeast, some dates too. QVery strong once I poured the beer, later slighty fainted.
The taste follows the aroma, only closer. Very obvious taste of plums, some caramel too. Quite sweet. As with the other beers of the package, the high alcohol is well hidden and it tricks you to believe that it's maybe 3-4 degrees lower.
On the body is thick and carbonation is just perfect.
I would recommend it any given time!

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Photo of ludachris
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle to snifter at cellar temp.

Pours a deep cola brown with ruby red highlights. 1.5 finger creamy beige head tops this beer which leaves sticky lace down the sides of the glass.

Roasted malts, butter, candied sugar, raison, plum, bread, and an alcoholic kick that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

Sweeet, but oh so drinkable. Candied dark fruits, especially sticky raison, fig, and plum, creamy toasted buttery malts, hints of citrus, caramel, sugar, and just a slight hint of its high ABV. Delicious. It reminds me a bit of cake.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, creamy, and perfectly carbonated. The %10.5 ABV is dangerously hidden. I've had %5 ABV beers that have a higher alcohol presence than this. Too drinkable.

Overall, a fantastic BSDA. I enjoyed this more than Chimay's Grand Reserve, and I really liked that beer. Without a doubt this beer is sweet but at the same time, it's excellently balanced, creamy, full flavoured, and the sweetness is not cloying. I'm already buzzing and I haven't even finished the bottle. The alcohol is a real creeper, so beware. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ojiikun
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To me, this beer is just as a tripel should be. It pours cleanly without too much foam, and smells simply wonderful - caramel and spice and minty herbs. Dark and sweet, more like a dubbel, really, but with the kick of a tripel. I frequently compare the taste of dulden draak to that of sweet wine. There is no hiding the 10+% acohol, but the flavors ride well on top of that base. Just the right amount of very bright hops (mint and lemongrass) and sweet, buttery, syrupy malt (black tea and cornsyrup, if not chocolate). Despite the sweetness, there's not sticky mouthfeel, and it drinks like red wine - that is to say very easily, especially if you don't mind the high alcohol. This beer could not be better balanced.

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Photo of sommersb
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 07-17-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogals, Nashville

A: Color is a light to medium brown, with reddish accents, with a somewhat opaque clarity. The head is creamy, tan colored and 4 fingers high. Excellent lacing and good head retention.

S: Smells are strong of spices, dark fruits and alcohol, reminiscent of a whiskey. Also dark, roasted malts and caramel notes.

T: Taste is very rich and complex. Flavors include semi-sweet chocolate, licorice and dark, ripened fruits. There is also the taste of funkiness of Belgian yeast. I get quite a bit of alcohol warmth in this strong brew, with whiskey-like flavors. Also a spiciness that is difficult to pinpoint.

M: A full-bodied beer that's also highly carbonated. The finish is dry (maybe in part due to the wine yeast used in secondary fermentation), with lingering notes of spices, caramel and alcohol.

O: A very luxurious ale that should be sipped slowly to enjoy all the flavors and because of the high alcohol content. Highly recommended!

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Photo of HiroProtagonist
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Gulden Draak was served from a white "ceramic" coated 330 ml bottle. When poured into a Duvel tulip, a large rough tan head rose up, then settled to become a thick, rich, and creamy blanket, which left extremely thick and sticky lacing when the glass was tilted. The beer itself was a dark and murky reddish-chestnut hue. The nose was big on rich figgy malt, with rich accents of pumpernickel bread, and indecipherable spice. The alcohol was completely hidden in the hearty goodness. The real experience started with the first taste. The beer began with a bold, moderately sweet, spicy, malt base that quickly let loose a wonderfully zippy fig/dried tart fruit explosion at the sides of the tounge. This melted into a spicy peach, rum-nutty, warming finish that lingered long after a sip was take. The dragon was a rollercoaster ride of delicious flavor... no spills just thrills and balanced like a yogi. The mouthfeel was richly smooth and full, but not syrupy or sticky. Completely satisfying and extremely delicious, Gulden Draak is simply one of the finest Belgian SD ales available.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one from a 11.2oz white bottle. Dark brown color, Incredible head! a very, very foamy beer. Very malty nose, yeasts, dark candied fruits,almost gingerbread-like aroma. smells delicious. Very full on the palate. overwhelmingly good flavors of yeasts, malts, very sweet-almost candylike mouthfeel. A good choice around the holidays most definatley. This beer is one to savor very slowly.

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Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

strong, dark, sweet, lovely
don't be confused by the Gulden -- its not Golden, its a dark triple
packs a punch too
reminds me in that respect of Gouden Carolus Grand Cru/Emporer

pours a dark but clear ruby brown

smells sweet and toffee

taste toffee, plum, belgian spice and a little burnt brown sugar

A wonderful beer that you probably shouldn't drink all night, but given the chance I probably would

Its gonna be a rough Tuesday
this beer is delicious and strong

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Photo of hero27
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ the Lava Lounge in Waterloo, Iowa..

Pours a deep mahogany with a downright enormous, off-white head..that stays for as long as you'll let it. Aroma is of dark fruits and Belgian spices.
Tastes heavenly. Herbal hop notes perfectly balanced with a wide-array of fruits and infinitely complex, bready & toffee malts. A perfect example of a beer that is very complex, but with no one flavor standing out. They all seem to blend effortlessly here.
Definitely glad I have this on-tap at my local bar..a Belgian ale of standout caliber. Kick ass.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gulden Draak has a thin, off-white, root-beer head, and a very hazy, medium-brown, highly bubbly appearance, with innumerable tan chunks floating throughout. There is some thin lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, of dark, over-ripe fruit, brown bread, and a bit of spice. Taste is similar, with added caramel, toffee, and even a shade of metallic. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Gulden Draak finishes semi-dry, highly bubbly, and not undrinkable. Overall, this is at least a most excellent beer, and I recommend it in the strongest terms.


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Photo of derbierTeufel
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Popped the cork off a 750ml bottle and poured it into a large Gulden Draak glass.

A-I can't believe it's supposed to be a triple. Very unorthodox. It pours a dark ruby brownish color with a decent two fingered head. But two things that I like already. Those being that it's Flemish and it's dark!

S-I noticed a lot of cherries and currants but I got a real strong hint of alcohol. Truly, not your typical triple and that threw me off. I didn't find the nose well balanced.

T-Wow! It tastes pretty much like it smells only much smoother. But the taste offers a chocolatey note, sweet at the beginning with a bitter finish. Alcohol becomes pronounced as it warms. Carbonation was just right. Not too much, not too little. I LOVED the taste. Big and malty with subtle hop flavor. No piney smells or taste. It quite resembled bitter Belgian chocolate.

M-Viscous and heavy!! Just like I like it! But maybe a bit too much for its style. A traditionalist may not like this kind of triple but I'm sure it has its followers. I just really like this kind of mouthfeel.

O-I've run a bar for years and drank many styles of beer but I'm gonna say that this one is my favorite so far. So delicious in fact, I EASILY downed the whole 750ml bottle feeling absolute euphoria after. I think I could have had one more glass but I wonder what that would have done to me. You forget the ABV because it's like eating a chocolate cake. I'm not gonna give it a perfect 5 only because even if I like it myself, it does not represent its style well and I'm sure that this is a "Black or White" beer. You either hate it or love it. It's hard for me to imagine someone not liking it but oh well. All I can say is BIG, ROBUST and SATISFYING! DO IT!

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Photo of beerphilosopher
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhh ... one of my very favorites and a culprit in my love of dark, strong Belgian ales. For the purposes of this review, I poured the ale into a Gulden Draak goblet from a 750 ml white coated bottle. Poured a deep, rich burgundy color that highlights red in the light. Displays a huge, mountainous head of light tan. Nose clubs you with dark, hearty fruits and spice. Dark raisins, cherries, and dates with a yeast bath. A special sweetness is present here as well ... a bit candy-like due to the use of Belgian Candi sugar in the bottle conditioning. Slightly alcoholic nose is present. Palate is extraordinary ...so complex. All of fruits mollases malt, and alcohol - rum like in some ways. The suprise ... this ale is rather hoppy, creating a marvelous balance in the flavor profile. This is master work, really. Full bodied and agressively carbonated, avoiding any semblance of a cloying effect. Though hoppier than many Belgian Strong Darks, Gulden Draak is not at all bitter. Finishes very smooth with a touch of residual sweetness. Gulden Draak is one of my favorites of all time. I love the name, the bottle, the beer ... I could go on and on. This is a world class ale. You need this beer!

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Photo of woodychandler
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I know that I am supposed to be laser-focused on CANs right now, but a) I purchased a mixed-six box of Belgian bottles recently and b) a homebrewer friend wants the stubby empties. That's fine with me since I usually just fill them with gasoline, get a paper towel wick, light it aflame and pitch it through either a Starbucks or a Wells Fargo Bank window. This way, it keeps me a) out of mischief and b) in beer. Win-win, I think it is referred to as being.

I gently prised the cap off of the bottle, but as I was finishing Pop!ping it open, I began to get some foaming through the neck of the bottle. Consequently, my pour was extremely gentle, so as not to rouse any potential lees. A swirl in the glass raised a finger of fizzy, deep-tan/light-brown head with extremely limited retention. It was as if it could not wait to lay back down & take a nap. Or maybe that was me, extrapolating. Color was a hazy Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27). Nose smelled of dried, dark fruits - (think raisins, prunes, dates, figs) as well as caramel, treacle/molasses, leather and a simple fusel alcohol heat to remind you that the Draak (Dragon) is in charge! Time to hop on its back & go for a ride! The first sip landed on my tongue like it had been scooped out from its source and plopped onto my tongue in a dollop! The taste was neither as sweet nor as hot as the nose had led me to gird myself for. The leather was certainly there and it it was more towards dates & figs than raisins & prunes. Still, it was not playing around. I drank a cheap Minhas product on Sunday & it had the same effect, just much less subtle. Then, it was a sledgehammer to the back of the head while now was akin to an iron glove enrobed in velvet & to my mouth, rather than my brain-housing group. Warming, I began to get notes of brandy & sherry & my thoughts wandered to all of the strippers that I have known over the years: Brandy, Sherry, Cinnamon, China, Candy et al. I kid you not, my 1993 deployment to Roosey Roads, P.R. saw me spending a LOT of time at the sadly now-defunct Papa Joe's! My second gentle pour from the bottle saw a little more clarity beginning to develop, but I do not know how I could have gotten around that initial foaming. Being that it was warmer than it had been initially, it was really starting to bring the heat! I would like to add port to that earlier list. If this were the days before I contracted adult-onset asthma, I would be smoking a cigar with this! Finish was hot, dry, very much a sipper. The leathery fruitiness lingered well after each swallow & I waved with a heavy heart as Draak the Dragon flew off to her next stop. At least, I have a lovely bottle opener to remember her by!

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Photo of Zraly
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful garnet-brown with a delicate, off white head. Tight, compact bubbles present the appropriate carbonation.

Wonderful smells of spice, malt and alcohol permeate my nose. Upon first sip, the carbonation tickles the outside of my mouth, basically teasing me and preparing me for what stands before me...

A most perfect tasting ale. Loads of sweet malt and fruits dominate, with an intoxicating candy-like and phenolic backdrop. A strong notion of creme brulee (burnt sugar and all) purrs through. The alcohol hums its way around my mouth and eventually my bloodstream. Smooth, dreamy finish that is warm, luscious and invites another sip.

Classy and a benchmark for the style, this is an all-around selection of goodness in a bottle. I am splitting a glass with my girlfriend pre-dinner. It's starting the evening off on a most sultry note.

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Photo of Paymygasbill77
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml white champagne bottle and served in a tulip glass.

A: Gulden Draak pours a caramel brown with a 3 finger head that disipates into about 1 finger. Wow! They put this thing in a champ bottle for a reason. This is the highest carbonation levels i have ever seen in a beer.

S:Caramel, Dark Fruit and honey.

T: This beer hits you with a mild hop bitterness up front, a nice sweet fruity flavor in the back and finishes off with a little hottness to let you know it means business.

M: The carbonation and the hotness make this a fun beer to drink.

Overall: I rate it a 4.5.

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Photo of SpencerSauce
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a scary looking beer haha. Tasted awsome. Popped the cork off like a rocket.

A- Dark reddish, with a dark head. almost brown.

S- caramel or something sweet , black cherries are prominent. Boozy smell.

T- sweetness of caramel, brown sugar or toffee. Cherries for sure.

M- coats the mouth nicely, smoothe though

D- easy for a while then gets slightly harder.

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Photo of geetlord
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was a rich dark amber with a thick creamy head that subsided to heavy lacing. there was pleanty of yeast making the beer a littel cloudy.
The aroma contained malts flowers herbs, and fruit.
It tasted richly of molasses and cloves and nutmeg allong with tou8ches of dark chereries, black currents, cinnamon, and dark breads.
The mouthfeel was heavy but pleasantly carbonated.
overall i felt that this was an excelent rich beer and will definatly get it again

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Gulden Draak (Dark Triple) from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.2 out of 5 based on 3,816 ratings.
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