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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piw (457) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
330ml Flasche. Bernsteinfarben mit leichter Trübung. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone. Sehr würzig und malzig. Leicht süss.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (922) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2015
This is a quick tick. Last time I had this was December 2014. I am waiting for my new egg glass, and will update this entry. First one GD I had was in early 2000.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (337) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Draft. Reddish brown with white head and ample lace. Dark fruit taste with strong alcohol follow up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1348) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
La botella es diferente y preciosa. El contenido extraordinario. Espuma beige muy cremosa. Colora caoba casi opaco. Aroma complejo, caramelo, frutas... En boca completa 100%: exquisita mezcla de dulce y amargo, caramelo, chocalate, frutas secas... final glorioso con regusto alcohólico de buen licor con el que te quedas deleitando hasta el siguiente trago.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bolian (71) - - JUN 15, 2015
Very exiting. Nice glass pours with very creamy foam m. Notes of sherry, raisins, fruit and apples

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (417) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
Robe ambrée, très belle mousse. Nez puissant et complexe entre houblon, malt, fruit, épices et levure. Bouche à l’attaque ronde, épicée, puissante tout en restant équilibrée et faisant oublier ses 10,5 % d’alcool, un régal de fin de soirée.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2253) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, medium slightly dense bubbly head, quite clear dark rusty red color, aroma of vanila, almond, some apples and candy, flavor of caramel, plums and apples compote and a hint of almomd and spice, medium bodied, fruity sourness, light but quite evident bitterness. Surprisingly light and quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (129) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 11, 2015
Brown with a medium persistent beige head. Aroma is prunes, raisins, bananas, molasses, caramel. Same in taste with yeast and alcohol. Sweet aftertaste. Full bodied ale. The sweetness and alcohol reminds me some good brazillian cachaça!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Väldigt kraftig. Mörk frukt, hel del jäst, fyllig smak och väldigt fyllig kropp. Alkoholen döljs bra

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2015
Oh dear! Brownish ruby appearance, blonde head, tastes of caramel and yeasts. Full-bodied. Comfort. Barley wine or Strong Ale?


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