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:
3,951
Reviews:
1,344
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
313
Gots:
874
For Trade:
4
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Photo of soju6
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with a big creamy head that fades slowly to good lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, spice, bit of caramel sweetness, with a hint of alcohol.

T: Taste of roasted malt, a mild caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish with just a bit of lingering spice.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy. Very good balance. Has a warming feeling.

O: Very enjoyable beer. Worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a clear dark brown red color. Has a huge head that sticks around a long time, and lots of lacing.

Smell – A sweet malty alcohol scent. With a little spice.

Taste – A slightly spicy very malty flavor. Kind of simple, but very tasty.

Mouthfeel – Super smooth and creamy, with good carbonation. Super easy drinking for 10.5% abv.

Drinkability – To me, this beer was much better than expected based on its rating. I really enjoyed this, and will look for it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a big two and half fingers of head on a deep red/amber colored body.
The aroma is nice: like a beer candy store. Malt, barnyard and lemon drops.
The flavor profile is over the top. It starts slow with a touch of malt sweetness, into a crescendo of candy and lemon bitterness, and then falling down with a mild bitter bite. Fairly complex.
A bit of fizziness plays into the middle in the best way. The texture is a little syrupy.
Amazing.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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