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

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RATINGS: 2596   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (283) - - APR 13, 2013
Lovely strong beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4202) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2016
330ml bottle at home, present from Stuartyboy (bb 14 Aug 2015), malty, apple aroma, hazy deep brown with a thick, creamy, beige head, apple, toffeeapple, caramel , viscous, very sweet, hides the high abv very well, fruity, estery aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tenval (21) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2016
This is beer is the synonym of power. It’s powerful in everything, flavours, aromas and alcohol. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vedran (12) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2016
Dark strong ale, extremly sweet aroma, charamel taste with slight herbs background appearing with backblurp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (54) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a dark ruby color with a medium and long lasting white head. Smell is sweet, subtle and slightly herbal. Taste is very, very sweet - perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste. Sweet malts, caramel, herbs, spices... If you love your beers sweet, you’ve hit the jackpot with this one. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture. As with the 9000 quadruple, alcohol is mostly present in the finish. Rocking the same 10.5% ABV, this one is sure to warm you up. Overall, this is a quality strong ale. At the end of the day it will come to your personal preference - do you love your beers sweet or not? If you do - don’t miss on this one.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton_w (78) - - FEB 2, 2016
Caramel aroma. Hazy dark ruby with a bid head. Taste is dominated by sweetness and hints of dry berries. Full body. Not long enough finish though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1370) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pretty pour, complex taste, & hides the alcohol quite well. It is very well balanced & goes down smooth! Quite nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (359) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
Donker koperkleurig bier met caramelkleurige schuimkraag Aroma: alcohol, gebrande mout en koffie Smaak: zoet met toetsen van chocolade en caramel. Mondgevoel: zeer vol Afdronk: bitterzoet en zeer lang.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (403) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2016
Marrone con schiuma beige. Al naso dolce e speziata. Al palato dolce e con un buon bouquet di sapori, elevata carbonazione e alcol che scalda.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
Caramel, bread, fruits, brown with red reflections and a rocky head, medium sweetness, medium body, lively carbonation, an excellent strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Lovecraft (4) - - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
caramel, bread, roasty, reddish amber, medium bitterness, medium body: a solid winter warmer.


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