Gulden Draak | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

3,946 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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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Appearance: looks beautifully violent. A dark triple indeed. Very thin head throughout, but a really gorgeous look regardless.

Smell: dark and complex fruit aroma. The front present a bright feeling but then the strong yeast presence pulls it down in a beautiful direction. Wonderful, truly wonderful.

Taste: the front is a very smooth yeast presence then the dark fruits found in the smell explode. The palette dances with flavors of too many fruits to name. Triples do not get much better then this. The aftertaste is a round dryness that is sweet over offensive.

Mouthfeel: everything you would expect after the smell and taste. Leaves a strong dryness but is pleasant for the drinker.

Overall: one of the better triples I've had. More on the aggressive side then an easy drinker but forces you to love it. Definitely an elite brew

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful flavor. Smooth start with nice Carmel and fruit back end. The only down side is that's a little thick on the tongue, but that's very minor. Other dubs and trips are overly sweet, The Draak isn't. Would love to find bars that have it on tap.

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Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.2 out of 5 based on 3,946 ratings.
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