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

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RATINGS: 2641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3102) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy ruby body with a thick pinkish head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of strawberry syrup, Ribena, Pinot Noir, and orange jelly. Flavour of candy, cherries and toffee apple. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel. Light fizz. Possibly too sweet, but I enjoyed this.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Abimelex (1) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
Sehr leckeres leichtes Bier dem man die 10,5 Umdrehungen geschmacklich nicht anmerkt. Die Flasche kommt im eleganten weiß daher, das Bier ist dafür tief kastanien braun mit einer leichten Schaumkrone. Ale Fans sollten es auf jeden Fall probieren!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueGaljoen (81) - FRANCE - FEB 20, 2016
Trčs belle bouteille Strog Belgium Ale trčs originale Belle bičre ŕ consommer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (692) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Kolor: Rubinowy. Spore zamglenie na całej powierzchni szkła.
Piana: Niewielka, kurczy się z prędkością światła. Na pocieszenie zostaje jednocentymetrowa obrączka. Lacing bardzo ładny.
Zapach : Bardzo złożony i intensywny. Jest tu strasznie dużo składowych : karmel, toffi, ciemne owoce, daktyle, śliwki, wiśnie, landrynki, nuty dębiny. Czuć już w zapachu konkretną moc tego piwa. Wyczuwalna też metaliczność. Test na skórze potwierdził.
Smak: Jest miazga! Jest słodko i dostojnie , a zarazem smacznie. Ciemne owoce wychodzą przed szereg : suszone śliwki, rodzynki, daktyle. Na dalszym planie masa słodkich akcentów: miód, cukier trzcinowy, melasa, karmel. Goryczka jest niska. Spory alkohol, który pojawia się i znika w różnych momentach. Piwo jest bardzo zdradliwe.
Wysycenie: Wysokie.
Podsumowanie:
Gulden Draak czyli Złoty Smok jest jednym z najjbardziej znanych i rozpoznawalnych piw na świecie. Przez wielu klasyfikowany jest jako Barley Wine. Cechuje go ogrom donzań smakowych i zapachowych. Aromat jest niezwykle złożony i głęboki. Smak wyraźny i bezkompromisowy. Piwo wybitnie degustacyjne i deserowe. Zaskakuje swoją siłą i potęgą. Czapki z głów!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vidmidia (248) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 18, 2016
Vermelha, levemente turva. Espuma abundante de média duraçăo. Aroma adocicado de caramelo e madeira. Sabor adocicado com álcool perceptível. Notas de caramelo, baunilha, melado e doce de leite. Retrogosto adocicado com final alcoólico.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Dark chestnut brown colour, big foamy beige head. Roasted malty caramel and molasses, dried fruit, clove, ginger, some distant coffee and chocolate notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Aftertaste is sweet malty. Good body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4519) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2016
330ml bottle at home, present from Stuartyboy (bb 14 Aug 2015), malty, apple aroma, hazy deep brown with a thick, creamy, beige head, apple, toffeeapple, caramel , viscous, very sweet, hides the high abv very well, fruity, estery aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tenval (40) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2016
This is beer is the synonym of power. It’s powerful in everything, flavours, aromas and alcohol. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vedran (12) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2016
Dark strong ale, extremly sweet aroma, charamel taste with slight herbs background appearing with backblurp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (125) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a dark ruby color with a medium and long lasting white head. Smell is sweet, subtle and slightly herbal. Taste is very, very sweet - perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste. Sweet malts, caramel, herbs, spices... If you love your beers sweet, you’ve hit the jackpot with this one. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture. As with the 9000 quadruple, alcohol is mostly present in the finish. Rocking the same 10.5% ABV, this one is sure to warm you up. Overall, this is a quality strong ale. At the end of the day it will come to your personal preference - do you love your beers sweet or not? If you do - don’t miss on this one.


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