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

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RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (230) - SLOVENIA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours into the glass with a dark red, almost brown color, topped with a decent creamy head. The aroma is a combination of fruity and roasted smell, together with a strong alcohol note at the end. The starts is pleasant, sweet and fruity, followed by some yeastiness and a strong alcohol hit in the end. Not really my favourite, a bit too strong to really enjoy in this one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VincentKabel (106) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Dark brown beer with a quickly disappearing white head. High carbonation. Cerfy sweet caramel like beer with a heavy alcohol taste. Uniform in Aroma, taste and aftertaste. Not a favorite of mine (but then again the entire style isn’t my thing exactly).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rproff78 (42) - - MAR 13, 2014
Really carbonated and strong taste. Comes in pretty high on the calorie content as well as alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
steriliuz (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
full body, creamy, thick feel, lively, medium bitterness. suddenly popped up in my local albert heijn, so I decided to try it. pretty good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, yeast, and some alcohol. A special treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bière brune belge des plus agréables vraiment goûtu et forte cette bière se laisse apprécier comme il se doit, des fois pour comblé le texte il m’arrive d’écrire des choses sans aucun sens

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Sample at Winking Lizard. Clear copper-brown pour with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, candi sugar and fruity yeast. The finish is sweet caramel malt and earthy yeast. Pretty good beer that I am shocked has taken me this long to try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (84) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2014
From 0.33l bottle to the cognac glass. BBD: 02.10.2015 . APP: Pours hazy mahogany red liquid. Perfect big smooth frothy stable tan head with small bubbles. Brusque flow of CO2 from the bottom of the glass. AR: Nice fruity aroma, raisins, red fruits, griotte cherry, white wine, slightly bubblegum in the background. T: heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour. Very sweet, raisins, cherry, malt. PAL: full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. OV: Excellent beer, needs higher temperature to evolve. But than nice griotte cherry aromas reveals.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WingdSoldier (39) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2014
Strong dark beer with a bit of a reddish tint. Rich flavour which reminds of roasted nuts, dark chocolate and coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mvciek (69) - - MAR 1, 2014
Pours rown, clear, with superb tan foam. Plenty of malty notes; caramel, toffee, roastiness.. Rich, complex and full bodied dessert beer


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