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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2862) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled. Poursark amber with a foamy beige head. Nose of yeast, toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Sweet flavor with a slightly sour finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. An OK strong Belgian. ★★★

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090304.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of strong alcohol, caramel, some toffee notes and yeast, faint spice hints too. Flavor is also a bit boozy, caramel malts, toffee and spices are there too.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1912) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
rood/bruin/zwart van kleur met schuimige bruine kraag.
aroma: zeer nadrukkelijk aanwezig; toffee, chocolade, donker fruit en bruine suiker.
smaak: (bruine) kandij suiker, peper, toffee, chocolade, donker fruit, caramel moutig
redelijk volle body met droge afdronk.
hij laat een redelijke indruk achter, echter de gulden draak zelf is vele malen beter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2304) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2009 Vintage. From a bottle stamped 31H1-14:02. I am drinking this at 45 degrees 3 years after it was released. It pours a beautiful looking dark brown with a simmering, silky beige head and slightly cloudy. The aroma is vibrant with sweet malts, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, and the vaguest hop note. The body is so smooth, creamy, and bold. The taste begins a tad sweet with loads of caramel, licorice, and spice. The bitterness is mild. After 3 years this has mellowed to a fine beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg: Flott skum som på de fleste dubbel, men forholdsvis kortvarig. Smak av rosiner, malt, svisker og tørket fiken. Diskret alkohol. God munnfylde, lang ettersmak og farlig lett å like.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (6252) - 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 (1074) - 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 (1158) - 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 (4147) - 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.


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