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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gulden Draak is a high fermentation beer with secondary fermentation. For the secondary fermentation, wine yeast is used. The white bottle, the black banner, the golden dragon and the red letters, constitute a stylish result that has no equal among the many Belgian special beers. Gulden Draak can be drunk as an aperitif or dessert, or whenever you have the time to sit back and relax. But this barley wine is also perfect with and in stews, especially the Ghent variety. It is also a plus in sauces for red meat, such as a bordelaise. It is particularly suited as a dessert beer, especially in combination with dark chocolate.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Really top notch. Spice and malt aromas with notes of caramel and bread tinged with dark fruit. Deep brown with a cream foam head. Sweet with spice and malt notes not a lot of bitterness. The beer is full bodied with lively active carbonation and a warm finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2557) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Fat @ Taproom, Malmö. Brunorange öl med ett fint smutsvitt skum. Dofter av malt, karamell, frukt och örter. Smakinslag av frukt, malt, örter och socker. Lite väl söt för min del. Bittersöt avslutning.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (150) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2016
A bit high carbonation for my taste. Cloudy dark amber with no to little lacing. I could drink this one again. The ABV isn’t recognizable to taste..it’s an easy drinker with a pleasant flavor...tad on the sweet side with absolutely no bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haggis03a3 (194) - Orinda, California, USA - APR 20, 2016
Cloudy brown. Aroma: brown sugar, raisins, grape, malt, Belgian yeast, and a little alcohol. The flavor is similar with some bitterness and alcohol at the finish and sweetness at the start. Lively carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darrenhartig (1) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
One of my all time favorites, top beer of the Belgian list for a reason. Got it on draft at lions beer store on the east side in NYC. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (693) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Pours wonderfully glowing gold good heat and lacing sweet fig brandy warmth resinous mouthfeel a great sipping beer

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hopverdju (342) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
Bruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: gerookte hesp, ijzer, alcoholisch. Hier klopt iets niet, nochtans einde houdbaarheid 2018! Smaak: zoet, alcoholisch, banaan, wat zurigheid, beetje metaal, ietwat leder en teer. Zo herinner ik me het bier niet. Dit kan geen referentie voor het bier zijn. Zeker herproeven!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (921) - Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2016
Tap at Mccormicks in Wayzata. Dark Amber copper with medium white head and good lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and sugar. Dark fruit, plum and prune. Good yeast. Nice sweetness and hidden alcohol. Amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferrinche (63) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - APR 10, 2016
En lineas generales me recordó mucho a la Delirium Tremens, buen cuerpo,cerveza muy compleja con toques cítricos y caramelo. Amargor duradero y agradable. Espuma duradera. Muy equilibrada.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (79) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 9, 2016
APARIENCIA: Color marrón con algunos destellos rojizos, se observa cristalina y actividad de carbonatación media; corona de espuma de color beige de buena retención; de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA:muy frutal en el aroma, frutos oscuros y algunos amarillos, además deja ciertas notas vinosas, el alcohol presente, se llega a inhalar y exhalar. SABOR: compleja; de instante se aprecian notas de frutos oscuros, como la uva, notas vinosas, notas cítricas ácidas de frutos amarillos y cierto dulzor se llega a percibir; el retrogusto con amargor moderado bajo, no astringente y continua el alcohol en garganta con sensación cálida. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con moderada alta carbonatación. RESUMEN: cerveza interesante belga, buena, algunas notas que no son del estilo pero que le sientan bien.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sircatis (19) - FRANCE - APR 2, 2016
Bičre trčs sombre et opaque. Sa forte teneur en alcool ne se ressent pas en bouche, son gout sucré trčs agréable domine le palais.


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