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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2683   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.


richc83's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours and amber color with a root beer float type head... a welcome change from most belgians... sweet and carbonated, however, feels like something is missing... a good high quality beer. Finishes smooth and easy but needs sometjing to put it in the upper echelon


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (100) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2016
Creo que decir que esta cerveza puede tomarse como aperitivo (si es que yo entiendo la palabra aperitivo...) es como decir que viene bien meterse una raya de coca para ir a una entrevista de trabajo. Color marrón oscuro con capa de espuma marrón claro de más de dos dedos de grosor. Carbonatación prácticamente inexistente. Aroma dulce, a alcohol (agradable). Sabor similar al sabor pero con mayor pegada. Dulce pero alcohólica (está en el límite en que puedo decir la palabra "alcohólica" en el buen sentido). No voy a negar que me cuesta beber esta cerveza. Es un bombazo al paladar. Pero tampoco voy a negar que, costándome lo que me cuesta beberla, se aprecia ya desde el aroma una complejidad existente que va más allá de mis conocimientos. ¿Es una buena cerveza? Indudable. ¿La recomendaría? Según... ¿La volvería a beber? Desde luego, pero más adelante, cuando mi bagaje sea mucho más amplio y sea capaz de captar algo más que dulzor y alcohol. Debo decir, que si uno deja atemperar esta cerveza (10 minutos fuera de la nevera antes de tomarla debería servir), mejora, y de qué manera.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjeerd (187) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2016
Graet classic. Still great. Tremendous mouthfeel, good aftertaste. Sweet and heavy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (426) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2016
Reddish amber color. No head at all. Not even a bubble on its surface. Sweet and strong alcoholic brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
TUmmanpunaruskea, paksu vaahto joka katoaa aika nopeasti. Haju mieto, maku loppua kohden aika makea.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hajsman (20) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 8, 2016
I don’t think that long review is needed in case of such a popular beer and have only three words for Gulden Draak: tasty, stylish, strong. Big plus for availability.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baluchitherium (8) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
A real favourite of mine. Festive aromas of treacle ginger cake and a warming, satisfying taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalMurphy (406) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 3, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) deep brown colour, strong body, medium carbonated, fruity taste sweetness, flowery aroma, semi bitterness, very good belgian strong ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Mooi donker amber bier. Schuim en koolzuur hetzelfde als de quadrupel. De quadrupel is echter qua smaak veel completer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyldeturkey101 (69) - - AUG 1, 2016
aroma is good and strong with a mixture of fruits and caramel. appearance is a brown with a hint of cherry red. taste is rich and wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1789) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2016
White bottle from W&M Wareham. Poured into a tulip. A very deep amber color with a frothy light tan head. Sweet, earthy aromas and flavors. Smooth texture. Yeasty fruit spice bitterness. Notes of plum, cherry and figs. Decent overall.


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