stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big stuff. Real good. Gorgeous carbonation of a brew. I love what the Belgians can do with malt and yeast and tiny bubbles. Warming afterglow on flavors of tofee with a hint of citrus. Almost wine-like strength with slight (very slight) tartness. DO NOT DRINK COLD.
Amator (29) - USA - NOV 26, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite belgian dark ale. I have yet to introduce a person to Gulden Draak who doesn’t immediately exclaim, "That’s one of the best beers I’ve ever had." Yes, I know. :)
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Reddish brown colour with a nice beige head. Nice sweet complex aroma, also sweet complex flavour with hints of dried fruit. Ends up a little alcoholic but overall a great tastful beer.
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottel
Color - Red/Brown
Head - Light beige
Aroma - sweet
Flavor - Sweet
Good special beer, good taste
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours with a large, tan, creamy head with good lacing. The head diminishes quickly though, leaving behind a sparkling red beer with a moderately strong malty aroma with hints of yeast. The beer tastes very sweet initially with just hints of bitterness, but this quickly gives way to a an acidic finish with plenty of carbonation.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a red color with a frothy white head. Very candy aroma and taste. The molasses is noticable in taste and aroma.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 strong yummy beer. very brown, biege head. aroma: kandy, bit fruity. taste is where this really shines: sweet, bit burnt, dark candy sugar, dark fruit, caramel and molasses. big alc. warming finish. full bodied. nice one.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 words come to mind with this ale. Thick and Creamy and no, it’s not a racey movie. Dark fruits in a floral bouquet open up the aroma melting into a deep toffee and molasses, dark fruits, served on a sterling silver 10.5% platter.
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep aroma with intense malts. Thick to taste but rich in flavor. Stout on palette and aftertaste. Dark and heavy. Not bad, but the alcohol% is what makes the beer.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. I have to agree with RB.com and not with the description. This did not seem like a Tripel to me. The pour was golden brown with a very large head. Lacing was quite nice. Aromas were beautiful. Caramel, Molassas, dark cherry. The flavors were similar, with toffee notes and a very noticible alcohol heat. Very tasty. I like it.