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

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RATINGS: 2674   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ruubious (13) - Ontario, - FEB 24, 2013
Dark red/brown. Small beige head Strong aromas of molasses, yeast, syrup Flavours of molasses, with Malts and herby notes. Full bodied, smooth, the high alcohol is balanced quite well and doesn't overpower. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1757) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coeno (12) - Roermond, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
yeah yeah, I know, itís brown sugar water ... but itís great! :-) It has a high alcohol percentage, but you donít taste it. fortunately you drink this slowly, because you pause after every sip to enjoy ;-)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (123) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Brown in color, aroma is toffee with some spicy notes. Taste is also spicy with hints of bread lemon and a strong alcohol taste. Aftertaste is sweet

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 (238) - 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 (1713) - 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 (640) - 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 (55) - - 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 (402) - 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.


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