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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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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deliriumsp (4) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Gulden Draak (Dragon d’or) is een donker Belgisch bier van hoge gisting (10,5°) gebrouwen door Brouwerij Van Steenberge te Ertvelde. In 1998 bekroonde het American Tasting Institute Gulden Draak tot beste bier ter wereld.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padwan72 (4) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
A striking bottle hides a rich , sweet and sumptuous brew and a barely noticeable 10.5 alcohol content. Certainly not a session beer but one to crack open when you want to remember what real Belgian strong ale should taste like.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (435) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
bottle from Voldby. Golden amber color with an off-white head. Sweet taste of malts, caramel, some fruits, alcohol. Oily texture. Slightly bitter finish with alcohol notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dseiko (10) - ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2014
The foam and color are superb. Otherwise, quite sweet and full bodied dessert beer. More barley wine than ale!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2014
Botella en multitud de ocasiones durante la etapa belga y creo que esta es la primera Caña desde entonces, y en cimmeria en 22-02-2014, en el momento, Bastante gas y sabores dulces de caramelo tostado y ligero amargor final. Cuerpo medio maltoso con 10.5 vol que le dan una buena sensación de licor, sobretodo a medida que va calentando. Color rojizo muy oscuro con espuma beige poco persistente. Bastante buena, un agradable recuerdo, y para repetir en botella lo antes posible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (781) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
brown, clear, tan foam, cereal, roasty, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gr8Scott65 (5) - - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
Awesome Belgian strong ale! So smooth it is hard to believe that it is 10.5 ABV. It has a great balance to it. Moderately sweet. It has the aromas of caramel and some toasted malts. I can’t wait to have one of these babies with some good Texas BBQ or a good steak! I would have to rank it a little ahead of Chimay Blue, which was my personal favorite strong ale until now :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (115) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 18, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on 18/02/2014. The appearance is awesome with a great head. Dark colour. Toffee and caramel taste. Strong abverage but very well balanced.Nice beer. Next one please!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
htzpah (20) - - FEB 18, 2014
Sweet aroma, smells like candy. Plenty of malty notes. Great head. Caramel and raisin taste notes. Fantastic finish, could drink all day.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
verdizzy (17) - - FEB 17, 2014
Thick dark color. Strong aromas and flavor. Smells of strong floral. Taste is deep and powerful but pleasant at the same time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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