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

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3,946
Reviews:
1,341
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

a-pours a deep auburn with off white mocha two inch head

s-Belgian yeast, caramel, dates

t-hits your taste buds with tons of flavor including sweet caramel, fruity dates and raisins, yeast and malt

m-lots of light carbonation that brings out the flavor

o-really great tripel, lots of complex flavor and perfect for unwinding after a long day

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mahogany brown, with some redddish tint where it can get light through it.
smell is of dark and tangy fruit.
taste is of dark and tangy fruit. what kind of malts produce this kind of taste? definitely some alcohol in the taste, but well hidden for a brew at 10.5% ! ! !
mouthfeel? still trying to overcome the taste!
overall? this was also a part of a sampler pack (again). not bad stuff overall in the sampler pack and it's not not a bad brew, but there are certainly some better brews from belgium. considering all beers i've had from all nationalities, this is a fine beer for having a 10.5% content. but comparing against other belgiums, it's a little too tart, tangy, bitter, dark-fruity for me. still drinkable and always welcome, though...

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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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