Gulden Draak | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

3,932 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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,932 |  Reviews: 1,339
Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jricharc
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of harvtorres
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of nineworldseries
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Durandal_777
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Lemke10
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in downtown Janesville, WI. This pours a brown color with a light beige head. Not too much of a scent other than a little malt aroma. There is a sweet, malty flavor that erupts with delicious flavors. A little bit of alcohol burn given the A.B.V. but very well made.

 280 characters

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JustinFinger
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JakeSmith
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of wilfmaster
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle marked 17IM at 45 degrees into goblet and allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma somewhat figgy with a hint of alcohol
Head large (5 cm), very light tan, creamy, slowly diminishing
Lacing good with irregular thick rings of small and medium bubbles
Body dark amber, hazy
Flavor begins moderately sweet with hints of figs and dates; no alcohol, no hops, possibly a hint of diacetyl. Flavor ends quickly immediately followed by an alcohol burn in the stomach.
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation.

This is a very pleasant easy-drinking Belgium ale.

 561 characters

Photo of lic217
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of viers002
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of disconat
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of treznor
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of carnoustie7
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Beershack
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Casp1119
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of derryd
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of anzb
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Gulden Draak from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.2 out of 5 based on 3,932 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More