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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2463   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2007
Pours toffee brown with two finger off white head...lacing present. A good representation of this style. Medium dry to sweet flavor. A nice representation of the style. Complex brew. Alcohol well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2012
330ml Bottle. Not heaps on the nose, only a bit of caramel and toffeed fruit. Appearance is a deep brow with a light tan head, some bits of lace. Taste is caramel, molasses, apples, a touch of banana and spice. Palate is a warm mouthfeel with some alcoholic notes and some mild bitterness. Nice Belgian Strong.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Beer pours (in flute glass) a dark reddish brown with a small amount of caramel colored head that lingers. Aroma is of sweet whiskey with hops. Flavor is a whiskeyish straw, grass, and hops. Nice alcohol tones, but not great with a whiskey aroma and flavor. Sampled at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
massive off white head and a red brown colour. tastes of grape, molasses, citrus and alcohol. Very thick and sweet. can’t have more than one at a time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (184) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2014
Gulden Draak is a very good strong beer from belgium. w il drakkar del belgio.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kamwitsta (184) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
The aroma is sweet, malty, with honey notes, just not too strong. Pours a very pleasant, a little hazy deep brown with a large but unstable head. The taste is just really sweet; alcohol is not as exposed as I’d thought it might, but still much too pronounced for my taste. Medium bodied, a little foamy, effectively flat, tart and sweetly sticky finish. I understand it’s supposed to be strong, I just don’t like it; could do a better job of hiding the alcohol, and I wouldn’t mind it if the sweetness were balanced in some way.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - FEB 16, 2002
taste like burnt carmel/toffee, cookie dough, floral, sweet. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber brown pour with a thick rocky head that leaves behind considerable lacing. Aroma dark fruit, candi sugar, and a subtle spiciness. The taste contains a heavy cloying sweetness, little bitterness and a medium amount of sourness that gives it a nice balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soolash (182) - POLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Butelka 0,33 l. Na aromat składa się mieszanina suszonych owoców (śliwki, rodzynki), spieczonej skórki od chleba i alkoholu. Chmielowe aromaty raczej nie są obecne. Piana drobna, ale niezbyt obfita i raczej nietrwała (kilka butelek, w każdej inaczej). Barwa ciemnego bursztynu do jasnej brunatnej, lekko zmętnione. Smak podobny do aromatu. Piwo jest słodkawe. Piwo jest średnio pełne, nasycone w średnim do wysokiego stopniu. Alkohol nie jest natrętny, choć zdecydowanie wyczuwalny. Piwo o złożonym, ale szlachetnym charakterze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (182) - 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.


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