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


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RATINGS: 2534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2737) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
0,33 l bottle caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
Very unusual color for a triple. They tend to be golden, but why can a brewery basically not brew a triple with darker malts? It has thick, coarse foam, which retains its flavor to almost zero. Foam is permanent, so escaping almost no aroma through. A slightly burnt caramel can be traced in the aroma. The taste is sweet malty with good caramel notes and some roasted malt in the background. Very high density with little vinous character and a slight taste of orange peel and anise. It is a very rich body in this triple, and its slightly more than 10% alcohol makes it powerful and full of character. It should be enjoyed at room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hrabren (311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2015
My long time favorite Belgian classic. Hazy dark ruby brownish with long lasting off white to tan head. Biscuit, flowery aroma, red fruits. Sweet and warming, hidden alcohol, some bitterness in the finish. Fruity malty character. Very full body. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Wow. Its such a well balanced strong ale. And I just love the bottle. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (426) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2015
T: -very sweet -caramel,toffee,plums,cherries,raisins,brow sugar,slight banana -bready finsih -light to medium hop bitterniss F: -boozy -overcarbonated O: Very good overall

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
NatBeer (10) - FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
This is my favorite beer, a really strong beer with a great taste and a delicate aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (365) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2015
Rot-Braun klar mit viel weiem Schaum. Geruch: S, etwas Malz und eine deutliche Alkoholnote. Geschmacklich wei das Bier durchaus zu gefallen. Es dominiert die an Karamell erinnernde Se und der Alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
majkelr (249) - Lębork, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Aromat słodki, owocowy. W smaku także słodko, owocowo. Czuć rozgrzewanie w przełyku od alkoholu, ale i tak alkohol dość dobrze się ukrył.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llucmaduell (64) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2015
Industrial quality beers are great brands and this is one of the best. Essential to know what real beer, balanced and fair, although it lacks a little devoluci the glass, nor lalchola note. With a reasonable price is one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ipermonkey (3) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Si avvicina tantissimo alla birra perfetta, non sa di alcool come altre birre di pari gradazione ma molto gradevole e fruttata.

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