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

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RATINGS: 2280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at home. BBE 12072013. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, Belgian yeast, fruits and sweetness


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oelbas (164) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Tåget kobberfarvet med holdbart gyldent cremefarvet skum. Duft med sødme, belgisk gær og alkohol. Sød næsten påtrængende smag af malt, mørk sukker og alkohol. Næsten ingen bitterhed. Eftersmagen er lang og sød. Fin balance trods det høje alkoholindhold.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sam_rates_beer (16) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Overdressed dolled up booze breath morning sugar hangover. Tries to hard to trap me into paying for sexual favours. Probably a great dessert beer with bitter dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (141) - - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown body with a medium head. Aroma full of bread and dried fruit. Complex, rich and very nice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeroenhensen (192) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1163) - 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

3.8
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (300) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (180) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (258) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1224) - 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.


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