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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5415) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. BBE 22.09.2010, rated on 05.09.2010
Vertical with Gulden Draak. This one was worse.
Deep ruby red colour with huge head. Aroma has raisins, some metal and vegetables. Flavour has raisins, some alcohol, hints of spices and vegetables. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Vintage 2008. Pours a hazy dark copper into the glass with a nice head. Lots of malt and dried fruit, touches of raisin, brown sugar, yeast, and dough on the nose. So complex. Wonderful flavor but it is a bit less robust than the regular Golden Draak which was a little surprising to me. Very good beer, I prefer the regular Golden Draak to this but it is still exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: creamy foam. Color: red copper. Aroma: malt, grass, hay. Taste: mild, sweet. Palate: a little watery, lasting. Overall: nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Very sweet, caramel-like aroma with a hint of alcohol. The flavour is sugary, malty, caramel-like and has even a hint of bitterness. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3611) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
330ml bottle, vintage 2007/2008 (BBE 2010). Thanks Reksa!

Pours copper orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, malts, spices and berries. Taste is quite malty with some fruity notes and hints of berries and spices. Finish is spicy and malty with some light berry notes. Okay, but feels a bit cardboardy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours murky brown/yellow with a small yellow creamy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, caramel malts. Very little difference between flavour and aroma. Similar to original.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly læasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GBZ59 (1061) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 12, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz de westmalle. Saboreada en feb´12. Color cobrizo oscuro. Espuma marfil, de burbuja amplia, y corona que se disipa con rapidez. En nariz azúcar, maltas tostadas y notas de canela. Los sabores son dulces,malteados,especiados y con un muy sutil chocolate. Cuerpo y carbonatación medios. Final seco y retrogusto afrutado –ciruelas dulces y frutos oscuros.Buena asimilación. 330ml bottle.Westmalle Chalice glass. Enjoyed on feb´12. Dark copper color.Off-white,large size bubbled,froth. Quickly dissipated crown. Sugar, toasted malts & notes of cinnamon to the nose.Flavors are sweet, malty, spicy with very subtle cocoa.Medium body,medium carbonation. Dry finish. Fruity –sweet plum & dark fruits- aftertaste.Nice drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
2011 Vintage. 330 ml bottle. Purchased at 16th St. Pours reddish amber with light head. Malty nose with fruity notes. Caramel and wine flavors. Slightly sweet. Lower in alcohol that the standard Draak but still rich in flavor. A very good beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (189) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2009 vintage think may not age well.aroma and flavors are of belgium sugars dark fruits and very mellow.not bad just really over priced at 12 dollars a bottle.everything about this is just ok and it tastes a bit boozey for 7.5 percent.if your going to spend 12 bucks buy something else.


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