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

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RATINGS: 2454   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
storskurk (123) - - NOV 9, 2013
Svesker og vinøs duft. Mørkebrunrød. Rund, sveske, lagring, fyldig. Belgisk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoigniew (71) - Łęczna, POLAND - APR 30, 2015
W aromacie nuty owocowe, winne, tarninowe, cukierkowe. Smak słodko kwaśny, nuty miodowe, wyraźny alkohol dość przyjemny i śliweczka :) - bardzo pozytywny quadrupel bardzo smaczny i bardzo siecze :) W zasadzie jest to chyba najlepsze masowe piwo belgijskie jakie dotąd piłem. Jedynie te nuty miodowe mącą nieco.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (219) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, best before 16/6/2016. Clear, dark red with a huge, foamy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-fruity aroma of raisins, prunes, dark cherries, cane sugar and molasses with a boozy note and minimal hints of dark chocolate. Very sweet taste of raisins, prunes, cane sugar and molasses, followed by a long, warming, alcoholic and slightly bitter finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Decent Strong Ale and very much like a doppelbock. Could be even more intense, apart from the alcohol. Not that complex though.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dephosphorus (8) - Vrilissia, GREECE - APR 25, 2015 does not count
Excellent balance between fruity sweetness and strong ABV. Recommended also to Barleywine enthusiasts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paolo71 (86) - Alviano, ITALY - APR 20, 2015
Beige, frothy, rocky head. Persistent. Coppery, fairly cloudy. Fairly intense and persistent at nose. Dark honey, prunes, ripe fruits Good carbonation. Warming sensation. Alcohol intense but nt aggressive

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (65) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Chocolate brown color or perhaps a red almost black board with ruby ​​tones are beautiful in tulip. In fact, its proprietary tulip with the vessel Dragon Viking is a trim. A marvelous guise of this beer. Since the shape of the bottle as your dress. Cream is beige, high to medium formation and relative durability. Aroma fruity, with red fruits, raisins, port wine, plum, banana, roasted coffee, fig, and a discreet and unexpected scent of flowers. In Flavor noticed a whole body, very carbonated, with strong notes of red fruits, toasted malt liquor, port wine, raisins and a medium bitterness and a rare and reasonable sweetness dueling with a salty subtle. Alcohol is inserted into the well environment and does not extrapolate the balance despite its firepower. It is significant that all these elements are in great harmony. The aftertaste is striking and as previously said his body is medium, velvety texture and very plain. the end Hop "clean" taste. One of the most respected and appreciated Belgian Strong Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hednom (71) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 33 cl, dark amber colour. Aroma of dries fruitschaal. Slight fruity taste with a alcoholic tone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bedzinianin06 (63) - - APR 12, 2015
Bardzo duże wysycenie. Wyczuwalny rozgrzewający alkohol. Goryczka słaba. Barwa piwa rubinowa. Lekko mętne. Piana słaba - nietrwała, zbudowana z dużych pęcherzy. W aromacie przede wszystkim owocowe - coś jakby czereśnie, alkoholowe, troszkę ciemnych, słodkich słodów, delikatnie karmelowe. Z butelki wybitnie czuć za to gruszki. W smaku lekko kwaśne, owocowe. Czuć słodycz. W kwestii wyglądu dodaję punkcik za fajne opakowanie i dobry kapsel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (77) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Aroma is dried fruits (plum, raisins), some bubblegum and herbs, bit boozy. Could be more intense. Dark amber colour, white not abundant foam. Dried fruits are playing first fiddle also in the taste, caramel and booze is also there. Overall good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (167) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 8, 2015
Clear amber color, pale tan head. Aroma is, floral dried fruits, herbs, bubblegum and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, little dry at finish. Flavor is dark fruits, herbs, burning alcohol in aftertaste. Full body, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 8, 2015
Dark amber, with medium, firm head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, peaches, plums, bananas and some herbs. Taste is sweet, somekind malty, with banana and peaches aftertaste. Alcohol note is evident.


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