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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
Ranking:
#820
Reviews:
1,353
Ratings:
3,996
pDev:
11.32%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a fairly clear dark chestnut brown, topped with a tan 2 finger head that disappates rapidly. Medium light lacing left behind.

S- Dark fruit, caramel, sweet malt.

T- Follows the nose. Caramel and sweet malt.

M- Medium light carbonation. Slightly slick and oily. Somewhat dry finish.

O- Would definitely purchase again. Sweet, but not overly sweet. Mighty tasty. Packs a punch.

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bottle into a tulip.

a - pours a deep chestnut shade with a huge, 3 finger, cream colored head. after calming i get a thin cap and thick swaths of lacing in the glass.

s - sweet bread, clove, carmel.

t - bready carmel malt with notes of clove and candi sugar. a nice earthy bitterness comes in at the end to finish it out.

m - lighter side of medium with lots of carbonation. medium co2 profile with a slight alcohol warming.

o - abv kicks in fast. enjoyable though and a nice beer overall. i probably wouldn't buy this often but it seems like a good candidate for holidays and special occasions.

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A very good brew that's not so easy to find. If you ever see it on the shelf...grab it! It's a bit pricey but worth it. Reminds me of Duvel, just an excellent beer.

Pours a good head, aroma is good and the taste is fantastic!

Bottom Line: If you see it...buy it!

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330ml. Dark brown/red pour depending on the angle. Half finger of light tan that retained very well.

Aroma, malty, raisin. Some spicy yeast, some cocoa. Lighter brown, candi sugars.

Taste, malty again. Not overwhelmed by clove and yeasty spice like many. More of a grainy spice, mingles with prune, light grape, then some dry cocoa. Dopplebock like Belgian.

Medium bodied, coats quite well. Sounds like there is some carbonation variation, but mine was just about right. 330ml is just about right. Don't know what it is, but most Belgian styles I can barely handle that much.
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Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,996 ratings
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