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


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RATINGS: 2277   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.

boydmarq's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boydmarq (48) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Fabulous beer. Aroma is sweet, like raisins mixed wth honey. Taste is dates with an initial burn of alcohol which mellows quickly. One of my all time favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeroenhensen (191) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Een aangenaam donker bier, wat wel prijzig is. Heeft wat weg van grand prestige, alleen deze is wat minder uitgesproken in smaak. Dronk lekker weg tijdens de film.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1159) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2014
large creamy offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling thick dark reddish-amber body. aroma: moderate malt, caramel, raisin, raspberry, ruby port, brown sugar and light metal. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Dulçor maltado. Alcool fortissimo, sobrepujandooutros sabores.. sabor inicial amadeirado. No final da cerveja sente-se algo de frutas vermelhas no paladar, mas ainda sobrepujado pelo álcool. 95 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (216) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Head is large, frothy and off-white. It diminishes mostly. Body is copper. Aroma contains dark bread, molasses, raosted and toasted malts, pine, lime, grape, plum, apple, pineapple and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then sweet followed by sweet and light bitter and finishing in sweet and bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation. It’s good, but not as good as I remembered it from before.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. Name brand glass. Beautiful deep plum, almost brown color. Lacing is impressive. Smell reminiscent of bubble gum, dark fruit, and some oak elements. Taste follows suit with plum and raisin qualities. Sweetness prevails but end reminds you there are still traditional beer elements. Absolutely love the end of this one. Order this immediately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (179) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma: cane sugar, boozy, dark fruits. Taste: brown sugar, raisins, dates, prunes, vanilla fudge, chocolate, ginger, cinnamon. Sweet, full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Warming boozy and sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (256) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass..rusty/amber pour with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,bread,spices..classic strong dark ale taste..finishes really well..very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1201) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
A very average beer for a belgian ale. There are alot better beers out there these days. Somewhat boring beer. Thin fading head. On draft. Light aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeFallopian (2) - - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Bottle in August 2014. One of my favourite beers. A luscious, fruity boozy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1264) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma of sweet malt with hints of yeast and alcohol. Sweet and fruity taste of malt and raisins with warming alcohol in the finish. Well-balanced beer that fits well to drink on a cold winter day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jarekrys (1) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Best in Belgium....from all bears I have tried there so far...........................

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