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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2188   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.


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

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (197) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Dark brown, almost copper. Smell is of warmed caramel. Very sweet. Tastes like candy. A little to sweet for me

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
InPivoVeritas (195) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Pours dark white with small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, chocolate, dried fruits. Incredibly rich. Taste is sweet with medium sweet finish. Alcohol warms and creats nice sensation on palate. High carbonation, high body. Very rich, great ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (853) - PORTUGAL - FEB 12, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a clear pale brown colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malts, fruits and lightly alcohol. Average frizzy carbonation and medium body. Taste is a short shot of bitterness followed by a long sweet and dry finish. Overall, a good beer but a bit too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bosta (97) - SLOVENIA - FEB 8, 2014
0,33l bottle. Pours clear amber color with tan fleeting head and significant lacing. Lively carbonation. Aroma is very sweet and full of alcohol. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Sweet taste of raisins and port wine. Very good Belgian strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Fresh nose, sugar, grass, pepper notes. Clear red brown color, small head. Medium to full body, sharp small bubbles, sweet candis sugar, noble hops, pepper notes. :) Bolton Brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma: caramel and some toasted malts. Appearance: light to medium brown. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, light caramels. Overall: good Belgian Strong Ale, pleasant palate. Bottle at the Dovetail, London.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
The head is robust, the body brown and cloudy. It smells yeasty, yeasty-aromatic, malty, bit alcoholic. The taste is maltaromatic, fruity, toffee, yeasty, bit alcoholic, aromatic, interesting, sweet, nice! 4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersighted (48) - - FEB 6, 2014
A big Belgian strong ale that is so smooth and easy to drink. Greet big body in this beer, but not as flavorful as I'd hoped. Solid fig and molasses flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (233) - - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Very nice malty aroma with caramel and dark fruits. Strong taste of dark fruits, caramel, and. Only a light hint of alcohol and a dry finish.


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