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

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RATINGS: 2254   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beeracoon (438) - - JUN 11, 2014
Beautiful Viking Art design on the bottle. Huge brown head. Cloudy caramel-brown colour. Strong, yet sweet peach aroma with caramel notes. Spicy and fruity taste with hints of roast and coffee. Long bitter-sweet finish. An impressive beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
niikos (1) - - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Amazing taste. You haven’t tasted that kind of beer ever. It is a !UST try if you find it anywhere

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle at home, yeah big beers. Pours a caramel brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins, figs, yeast, mild spices and some booze. I had looked at this for a long time, but never rated it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (309) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle - deep chestnut red with a thin light brown head. Aroma is hints of dried fruit and alcohol, sweet maltiness, spices and bubblegum. Taste is lightly of banana, dark fruit, cloves, oak, spicy. Nicely warming and medium sweet. Medium to heavy body with strong carbonation. A bit sticky. Super.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (138) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
Dark brown slightly reddish beer with foamy top. Smells of roasted malt. Full bodied with red fruit. Slightly bitter but more sweet.Long finish with some alcohol showing up in the beginning, more dry and fruity towards the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (534) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Taste dark fruit, Carmel, sweet. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (308) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2014
Dark brown color, with a creamy white head. Candy, alcohol and roasted malts on the aroma. Full body, with notes of chocolate, caramel and alcohol with a a long bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
urtigaum (14) - - MAY 30, 2014
Ótima cerveja, coloração caramelo levemente turva, espuma de media consistência, sabor e aroma muito agradável, adocicado. Cerveja belga, com fermentação secundaria, alta carbonatacAo, um pouco adocicada, porem muito boa. 10,5% álcool.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je výrazné, má třešňový nádech a silný alkoholový podklad. Pěna je zlato - bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je vínová a kalná. Chuť je velmi mohutná a robustní, má nádech třešní obalených štiplavým alkoholem, finiš je těžší, alkoholový a držící. V ústech pivo působí robustně, má silný říz a je i přes svojí mohutnost dobře pitelné. Jedná se o vskutku chutné silné pivo, vhodné především ke klidnému posezení a vychutnání.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (61) - PORTUGAL - MAY 29, 2014
Reddish brown color, the initial head is medium and permanent to end. Good body, creamy, medium carbonation. Roasted caramel, dried fruit, more prominent plum, malt. The aftertaste and medium, but too sweet.


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