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:
3,920
Reviews:
1,336
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
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305
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858
For Trade:
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A quick pour easily achieves a three finger head that is full of biscuity light brown bubbles. The bubbles crackle away in a matter of minutes and leave dots of lace behind. Body is a deep mahogany brown tone.

Nose is nicely complex in its own right with hints of sweet bread, vanilla, graham cracker and a malty spicy backbone. Really a lot going on here in just the smell.

Slightly tart as it glides across the tongue with first sip. Really rich and sweet but not overly so. Lots of dark fruit with tones of plum, raisin, and prune play here. Once again the sweet breads and crackers come through in a big way. The alcohol is noticeable but not harsh. This beer would age wonderfully for many years. Very complex brew.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick but not to heavy. This beer is a pure joy to drink. A true classic.

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Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.2 out of 5 based on 3,920 ratings.
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