SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
from bottle. pours a deep red, slightly hazy colour and a light brown, two-finger frothy head. looks really appealing. the aroma is also very pleasent. lots of dried dark fruits - raisins, plums, berries - and very sweet maltiness with a touch of sharp alcoholic aromas. the gulden draak tastes very sweet, too sweet for my personal taste. a lot of fruitiness paired with spiciness and a warm alcoholic finish. medium to full body, average carbonation and oily mouthfeel. not bad but I can’t drink more than one due to the excessive sweetness.
Hrc_Cro (157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White outside appearnce. Bottle design is very ugly. Immediately after first sip you feel bursting bubbles in your throat. Taste is kind of weird and it feels like champaign. With its high alchocol content it is to be expected. Must say that it did not live up to my expectations, but not bad at all.
rgf001 (157) - München, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks good! Translucid amber with champagne-like bubbles. Head dissipates after a few seconds but a lace in the edges remains. Smell is typical of hops found in other trappist ales.
Sweeter than other Belgian tripples and quads. No off flavors. Good but not great.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large head provided a hint of the carbonation. Deep brown colour. Very sweet, caramel flavour to begin with, becoming a little more bitter with a definite alcohol taste in the end.
bewyder (156) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corsée, un goût torréfié pas très sucré mais accessible, manque un peu de longueur je trouve et une bouche plus à mon goût mais bonne bière. Bouteille bue au bar Hall’s beer tavern, Paris, France, le 24/10/2013.
Landmonger (156) - USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass, reddish brown in color with minimal head no lacing, armoa is yeast and fruity, taste is sweet fruit, alcohol is noticeable with warmth both while drinking and after, also has a nice carbonation with a nice zip. Very enjoyable
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice belgian beer. Can’t reAlly say much more than this: I was dissuaded by an acquaintance not to try this several months ago, and now after those months of abstaining, I finally tried it, and am now kicking myself for all the wasted (no pun intended) time spent avoiding it.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a medium bubbly head. Aroma is caramellic, malty with dark fruits, alcoholic, bit yeasty. Flavour is sweet caramellic, roasty maltiness, fruity, alcoholic, well lagered dark fruits, some spices. Sweet malty bit spiced finish. A good Strong Belgian Ale
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good head on this rich red ale. It has a very definite alcohol kick on the finish from the sugar. A very tasty beer.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A spicy, bubbly brew that stings your lips, plays games with your taste buds and takes you captive for life -- probably. This is one of those superlative Belgians that I just can’t tire of: Deep, rich and mysterious, always something to come back to. So far I’ve only sampled it bottled, and it’ll probably reel in a 20 for me on tap.