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

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RATINGS: 2671   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.


paulvanpelt's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulvanpelt (503) - Reusel, - DEC 18, 2012
Sterk aroma van alcohol, maar smaak is koffie-achtig, fruitig en zoet. Een goed dessertbier.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jack1611 (46) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Aroma: Bruine suiker Appearance: Rood bruin Taste: Heel zacht Palate: Blijft lang nabranden in keel Overall: Lekker licht, echte dessertbier

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Deep amber/light brown colour, small but stable beige head. intense fruity aromas of red berries, plum, dates, some cereals, caramel, milk chocolate, brown sugar, raisins and some spices. Taste is complex, peach, apple, toffee, some honey, dried plum, candies, brown sugar, grapes. Well balanced sweetness and fruitiness, with some herbal bitterness and slightly dry finish, alcoholic warmth and complex fruitiness. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily mouthfeel, nice fruity finish. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (231) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016
Flesje thuis gedronken. Robijnrood helder bier met kleine schuimkraag. Aroma is zoet en dropachtig. Dit komt ook in de smaak naar boven. Smaak ebt snel weg. .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2016
Bo. Brown clear body with fast disappearing white head. Aroma is nice caramel malts with some yeast there is some of ripe fruits, alcohol and spices in the background. Taste is malty caramel with some alcohol and spices. Aftertaste is malty sweetness with some alcohol and balanced by hoppy bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (633) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2016
10/07/2016 - several samples of 33cl bottle, Melden. Dark brown with a nice light tanned head. Nose is ripe fruits, dark malts, caramel. Taste is dark malts, some spice, ripe fruits, caramel. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwyu (54) - - JUL 11, 2016
Nice amber pour with thick rich billowy head. Rum raisins dark fruit in aroma and flavor. Tastes sweet but finishes dry with a pleasant bit of alcohol bite. Nice beer to sip and relax with at the end of the day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Amber/burgundy color. Sweet dried fruit aromas, caramel, bread, sugar. Heavy sweet caramel taste with some fruits and yeast. Warming alcohoicl finish. Very sweet, but it all somehow works.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LLaurin (273) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Very sour and not quite my taste. Some light maltiness but well hid behind the lemon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle purchased in Kansas City, drank in my sanctuary at home. Cool small, white bottle. Poured mahogany, tan head. Aroma was figs, raisins, sweet dark fruits. Taste has a red wine flavor, medium sweet, minerals.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (266) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2016
Pours dark brown with decent white head. Sweet flavour includes barley and brown sugar, and is rich and full of flavour. Lovely beer


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