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


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1484) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle, BBE 09092012. Pours a dark, auburn amber with a medium, off-white, large-bubbled head. Aroma is sour and alcoholic with prune, dark cherries, sweet, syrupy maltiness. Taste is a bit sour as well. Malts, alcoholc, some dried fruit and spiciness, mostly caramelly maltiness. Palate is very carbonated, medium. Aroma makes you expect a lot, but the taste is just very one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
draft at Blue monk, Buffalo. Caramel colored pour. Red wine aroma, raisins, other dark dried fruits, grapes add to solid aroma 7+. Sweet raisiny flavor, quad like features, taste a little dusty or old. Creamier mouthfeel. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (805) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2009 vintage bottle on Christmas Eve 2011. Pours reddish brown with foamy tan head. Toffee, dark fruits, cinnamon, cereal. Moderately sweet with low bitterness. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (435) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
In bottle; aroma was somewhat sweet, poured dark brown. Tried this side by side with Delerium Noel and would say I enjoyed this beer more. Medium body, almost a carbonated feel and taste. No major notes stand out but a good easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2351) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2011
33cl bottle. Dark brown with frothy tan head good lacing and perfect lasting. Aroma is spicy dry fruits and alcoholic. Flavour is nutty brown sugar dense on palate with a long final bready buttery and moderate sweet. Carbonation is soft. Body is light. From my point of view Gulden Draak is much better than this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RD400F (205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
Aroma: kinda gross...grainy, boozey, faint spices and raisin bread. Appearance: Transparent dark amber with a chunky off white head. Taste: Spices, malt, some gingerbread and raisin. Kinda weak though...there’s a soury bitterness which doesn’t bode well with me. Palate: Watery, unbalanced, thin and a little awkward in the mouth. Overall: Not horrible but it could use a bit of refinement. Otherwise a bit too average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle from Asahiya. Plum, cherry, alcohol, caramel nose. A bit spicy, with raisin. Reddish brown with a tall head. Chewy choco and caramel, figs and raisins, some alcohol. Like a brownie. Tasty and chewy. Light enough but full. Very nice.  

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Niels_1992 (7) - - DEC 11, 2011 does not count
The beer has a beautiful appearance, and a nice white head with the foam sticking to the glass. It´s taste isn´t as strong as the normal guldendraak, but it´s quite good for a ´lighter´ beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grunx (367) - - DEC 7, 2011
Correcte i punt. Massa lleugera i sense cos per ser una bona cervesa de nadal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1409) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle vintage 2009. Color hazy amber with big head. Aroma cherries, alcohol, plum. Taste sweet, caramel, spicy, plum.

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