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


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5407) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (830) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GBZ59 (1211) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2572) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (307) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2008 Vintage: Pour is murky dark amber / brown with a frothy khaki head in this tulip. Nice retention, average lacing is present as well. Dominant dark fruits and caramel, and some belgian sugars. I don’t even see the point in this brew ; it’s not, like everyone says, as good as the fresher batches, so why bother aging it? The flavor profile mellows out to the point that its more muted, while the dark fruits have a slight souring feel. So more caramel, belgian sugar, mild bitterness, muted bready malts, more dark fruits... just not impressed at all -

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Lunch. Served in a snifter. 2008 vintage. Pours a medium golden color. Fairly thick with a bit of a white head. Not much lacing. The nose has a bit of sweetness and fruit with a touch of malt in the background. Flavor is fairly similar. Some caramel malt with some brown sugar. Semi sweet and a medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 30, 2012
I was a little disapointed with it. Recently had the regular Gulden Draak and liked that one much better. Tasted of raisins and plums with a hint of spices. A little too carbonated and the flavors were muted. Not bad, but the regular Draak was better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours light amber with a couple fingers white head. Light fruity aroma. Very strong red fruits. Little alcohol taste. Decent carbonation. Pretty good Belgium.

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