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


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RATINGS: 2554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reeej (62) - Suwałki, POLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Butelka 0,33l. do 27.01.2017r. leżakowany około pół roku. W aromacie zdecydowanie Belgia, dosyć dominująca. W tle minimalnie czuć chmiele, drożdże, alkohol i landrynki. Piana ze średniej wielkości pęcherzykami, beżowa, na 1.5 palca, dosyć szybko opada. Barwa bardzo ciemnego brązu, wpadającego w czerń. W smaku również Belgia, ale tym razem ułożona i dostojna. Do tego zdecydowana słodowość, średnio-niska goryczka i ogrzewający alkohol. Należy do raczej do wytrawnych. Na finiszu pojawiają się nuty śliwkowe, podejrzewam, że za kilka lat byłyby bardzo wyraźne. Trzeba na pewno przyznać, że piwo jest bardzo zwarte i gładkie. W stylu jak najbardziej. Polecam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (243) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2015
Big frothy off-white head with average retention. Hazy dark reddish amber colour. Aroma is candy sugar, sweet spices and ripe fruit. Flavour is spicy (clove?) candy sugar and dried ripe fruits. Medium oily palate. Quite a good beer, quite candy with strong alcoholic character and very low Belgian yeast presence..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (159) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 9, 2015
Hazy dark chestnut color with very strong caramel color foam. Aroma has some hints of hops and greens, quite pleasant. Taste, main thing that hits is the alcohol taste to it then it leaves bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Also tastes of malt and yeast mainly but main thing that you notice is the alcohol. Over all very interesting beer to try!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gr_pa (128) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Dark amber colour, great head. Aroma is very alcoholic, also some berries, biscuits and yeast. Full body, sweet and lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gonzin (87) - ARGENTINA - SEP 6, 2015
Probada en Dive Bar, New York. Septiembre 2015. Ale estilo belga oscura. Chocolate negro, café y malta se unen para darle un exquisito sabor muy disfrutable como postre junto a una barra de chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, chocolate, spice, yeast and toffee. Taste is heavy sweet and mild bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Changed (448) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber, slight haze, generous off white head, good retention, no visible lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, burnt, candied dates, caramel, raisins. Flavor is largely the same, Belgian yeast, honey, fairly boozy, but pretty well hidden. Creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation, soft aftertaste. Don’t know why I haven’t tried this one yet: it is phenomenal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaptainTilven (87) - Nancy, FRANCE - AUG 29, 2015
Mahogany colour; impressive foam : golden beige, ultra thick, leaves fascinating drawings - spectacularly beautiful. Smells of malt, alcohol, dried fruit, plum, caramel. Coffee, plum, candi; coating and structuring bitteness. Very nicely balanced, gourmande but also fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (420) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Dark mahogny colored. Hazy. A three finger high, beige, head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Caramel malt, honey, brown sugar, fudge, red berries, raisin, Belgian yeast, spice and hops.
Taste: Sweet malt, honey, plum, cherries, brown sugar and dark fruit.
Body: Complex structure. Great texture. High carbonation. A hint of bitterness that stands up to the sweetness.

This is a GREAT beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savagesteeler (96) - Warszaw, POLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Aromat mocno belgijski,fenole, lekka truskawka,lody. Kolor ciemnorubinowy. W smaku wyczuwalna slodycz, karmel, drozdze.Bardzo pijalne

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