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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2365   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (48) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Smell with caramel, murky dark brown color, sweet with right bitterness, nutty, malt, heavy in alcohol, slightly high carbonated, very nice beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (827) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from small bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice. Pours brown with large head and lace. Aroma of rich roasty malts, malt balls, caramel. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, caramel, brown sugar. Overall big, rich, sweet, tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kadakas (42) - ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2014
It’s probably my 5th-6th time I tried Gulden Draak, but have never really rated it. That’s because it’s a perfect beer cellar beer to start with. With its caramel notes, sweetness and fullness it never gets old, never a bad time for it. Really a wonderful strong ale, pure belgian!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (108) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Robe d’un beau brun, reflets rouges et pourpres.Belle mousse collante laissant un généreux col beige.Nez sucré, liquoreux.Notes de fruits secs, très mûrs, confits, alcool, chocolat au lait.Au goût : barley wine.Grande douceur, alcool, petit maltage biscuité, cerises confites.Second nez épicé, pain d’épices, et doux. Une grosse Belge gourmande qui se laisse savourer lentement (comme toutes les belges, voire toutes les bonnes bières) afin de révéler chacune de ses subtilités au cours de la dégustation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2014
APPEARANCE - Medium-dark brown with 4-finger head that dissipates fast. No lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, herbaceous, fruits. TASTE - Sweet, mild, herbaceous, fairly boozy. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Not gooey. Carbonation holds up. VALUE - A bit high. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Not my favorite. At best, a sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monacomelody (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
Schönes süßliches Bier dass ich mir sehr gut zum Dessert vorstellen kann. Aber auch so schmeckt es zur Abwechslung mit seiner Cidrenote sehr gut! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xebbe (95) - - NOV 29, 2014
En enormt god Ale. Perfekt på alla sätt och vis. Perfekt balans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (215) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Murky brown colour, tan head about 5mm thick. Rich aroma with malts, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is surprisingly neutral but ends with a sour note. Rich mouthfeel, nice amount of carbonation to give a decent bite. It’s far from stellar but still an enjoyable strong Belg.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Couleur rouge, presque acajou, avec une couche de mousse crémeuse assez durable ; le nez rappelle des fruits rouges, du caramel (malts bruns sucrés) et un peu de boisé. La bouche est savoureuse, avec encore des fruits mais en plus complexe, avec un petit côté vin rouge qui ferme la marche. L’alcool est bien maîtrisé. Une belge superbe, délicieuse et savoureuse à souhait, presque parfaitement balancée, au détail près.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbianchi66 (35) - FRANCE - NOV 26, 2014
Très belle robe ambrée, limpide, presque couleur cerise. Arômes fruités puissants. Saveurs de fruits rouges, biscuit, caramel. L’arrière goût reste, avec un goût de miel prononcé. Une excellente bière, à goûter de toute urgence si ce n’est pas déjà fait!


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