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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2656   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattraven (8) - - DEC 26, 2012
great looking bottle for starters, and carries that look on into the glass. massive head, deep red body good on the palate, full body that suits the alcohol % strong taste, syrup and sweetness mixing with alcohol, and a alcohol finish overall was excellent, and really stylish, perfect after dinner


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1614) - USA - JUN 21, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle from beer discovery project. Very strong refermented red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Lidl. Clear, very dark red. Thick, bubbly, beige head, that thins and lingers. Nose is big on the stone fruit. Dates. Plum. Some dried fig. Brown sugar. Some granary malts. Taste is sweet and sugary. Some stone fruit dryness. Foamy mouthfeel. Somehow manages to feel a bit watery. Thin, sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pongauer (44) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Great beer. One of my favourites. A strong brew which is just a little too sweet to be really up there with the top

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linkiewitz (86) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Aromat: Wyraźny owocowy aromat - porzeczki, maliny, wiśnie, nuty winne, likierowe oraz troszkę karmelu. Wygląd: Rubinowa barwa z drobnopęcherzykową czapą piany. Smak: Wszystko co znamy z zapachu odnajdziemy tutaj wraz z alkoholem (szlachetnym i będącym na miejscu), skarmelizowanym cukrem oraz nutami winnymi wraz ze sporą słodyczą. Przy takej dostępności i cenie zdecydowane poztywne zaskoczenie.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
comperchris (74) - - JUN 12, 2016
Flight head with a heavy thick body. Ruby red colour. Spicy start with a very sweet finish. A nice slow drink perfect as a desert.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (477) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 8, 2016
Gyönyörű színű, nagyon jó, karamelles, enyhén gyümölcsös illat. Az első korty a karamellt idézi, és ez végig megmarad, utóízében is, ami sokáig kitart. Érezni az alkoholt, az első pillanattól biztos, hogy ez egy erős sör. Kissé kesernyésebb mint a Piraat. Nagyon karakteres, nagyon finom sör!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TygrKat (6) - - JUN 6, 2016 does not count
Poured from 33 cl bottle. Disclaimer: I don't generally enjoy the taste of Barley wines, but this was alright. Decent beer, well paired with chocolate as suggested. Good-looking pour and nice smell, but bad taste.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wendigo (42) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2016
0.33l bottle. Aroma of caramel. Dark amber colour. Taste of dried fruits, plums and raisins and caramel. Thick palate with medium carbonation and sweet (too much for me) finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuspoenari (1208) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark ruby pour, clear, with a medium height beige head. Caramel, dried fruit and a subtle metallic feeling. Too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlGagario (108) - Modena, ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
On tap. Colore rosso molto scuro. Naso di liquirizia, malto finemente tostato, biscotto, canditi e liquore. Carbonazione pressoché assente. Aroma tostato maltato di liquirizia, frutta scura, mirtilli canditi, pane, vaniglia, lontano caffč e cioccolato. Gusto dolce intenso con rotonditŕ maltate dal tono liquoroso e di lievito appena vinoso. Corpo medio, ottima trama setosa e cremosa. Finale amaro corto, tendente ad una sensazione balsamica. Un ottimo e fine barley wine dolce, č un grande classico.


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