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


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RATINGS: 2395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Bottle pours a deep red amber with a slight haze and a tan head with not much in the way of lace. The aroma is malty, dried fruit, plums as it warms, yeasty, and just overall very nice. The flavor starts out almost chocolaty, becomes dried fruit like, turns yeasty, and is overall well balanced. The palate is nice and rich. Overall, this is very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JAN 19, 2004
after the pour it has a slowly shrinking, off white head that clings to the glass. the color is a ruby, mohagany color. clovey, yeasty aroma. Alcohol is noticeable after sitting for a few minutes. moderate to full bodied with an initial dark fruit like raisins and plums with malty cookieish flavors toward the end. there is just a faint bitterness lingering after the swallow. kind of an average belgian beer a little cloying in its sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a large beige creamy head. Had a bountiful aroma of yeast and fruit. Smooth mounthfeel and flavors of toffee, butterscotch, caramel, and raisins make this brew quite the treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2004
Dark brown color with a beige head. The taste is sweet and slightly malty with notes of alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pours a deep reddish brown, with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet. Yeast and fruit on the nose. Good mouthfeel. Not too sweet. Grapes, raisons, yeast, caramel, and alcohol on the tongue. Slight dry bitter hop finish. This was a really nice beer. One that I'd drink again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Beautiful tea brown pour with some head. Wonderful aroma of yeast and fruits. Sweet thick mouthfeel. Wow! What a wonderful taste to it! This is a great one! Even my non-beer drinking wife liked it. The alcohol is not noticed because of the flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3196) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
A well rounded strong dark beer that hides much (but not all)of it's alcoholic strength quite well. The hops come through intact due to the opaque bottle, with no imported skunkiness. Lots of malt sweetness and body in this one. A warming, sipping kind of beer that might be a good candidate for aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Deep colored beer. Complex in flavors. Needs to age though, it was pretty harsh. I think it would be much better if aged. Malty and hoppy. Nicce creamy head. Aromas of fruit and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2004
First beer of 2004 for me. Thought this one a little harsh. Brown with a nice lasting head. Aroma of fruit and alcohol. Flavor of fruit, alcohol, and a heavy dose of hops that lingers in the finish. Needs to age about a year or two to mellow the sharp edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
very yeasty aromas, with hints of fruit and spice. dark amber/brown with good head and body. taste honey, citrus, stonefruit, slight alcohol. good lingering bitterness and caramel flavours.

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