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%
 
 
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Poured from tap at Ortinos Northside into a 10 ounce tulip glass.

A: A dark brownish red color with a two finger fluffy off white head. Not much glass lacing.

S: Sweet sugar and candy malt with some sweet fruit smells. A hint of tangyness.

T: Sweet dark fruits with plum, raisin, cherry and a hefty sugar candy sweetness that also gives off biscuit sweetness and a hint of molasses and some light chocolate flavor. A slight hop tartness offsets the sweetness but never takes center stage. Finish is smooth and coating but alcoholic.

M: Full, coating, sweet with a decent alcohol presence. Alcohol does not hinder the flavor at all.

D: Medium. I could have one or two, but that would be it.

Overall a nice Belgian that I was happy to try on tap. A great beer that everyone should have the opportunity of trying. Well done.

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Dark dark rusty golden with a big head of slightly off-white head that hangs around forever and ever. Aromas of dark Belgian candi sugar, spicy yeast complexity, alcohol, fruits, and more. Taste is fruity and boozy with a very sweet caramelized burnt sugar, sort of creme brulee thing going on. Very nice, but after a while a bit much. Mouthfeel is sweet and heavy, syrupy and almost cloying, and the drinkability suffers a bit after time. This is a very nice and intense dark tripel...but it's just so damn sweet after a while that it is not my favorite...

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