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

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RATINGS: 2451   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1577) - Gemonde, - NOV 17, 2013
Donkere chocoladebruine kleur met een fijne cremekleur kraag. Niet al te sterke geur, zoetig en fruitig. Friszoete geur. Prima.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paolo71 (80) - Alviano, ITALY - APR 20, 2015
Beige, frothy, rocky head. Persistent. Coppery, fairly cloudy. Fairly intense and persistent at nose. Dark honey, prunes, ripe fruits Good carbonation. Warming sensation. Alcohol intense but nt aggressive

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (54) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Chocolate brown color or perhaps a red almost black board with ruby ​​tones are beautiful in tulip. In fact, its proprietary tulip with the vessel Dragon Viking is a trim. A marvelous guise of this beer. Since the shape of the bottle as your dress. Cream is beige, high to medium formation and relative durability. Aroma fruity, with red fruits, raisins, port wine, plum, banana, roasted coffee, fig, and a discreet and unexpected scent of flowers. In Flavor noticed a whole body, very carbonated, with strong notes of red fruits, toasted malt liquor, port wine, raisins and a medium bitterness and a rare and reasonable sweetness dueling with a salty subtle. Alcohol is inserted into the well environment and does not extrapolate the balance despite its firepower. It is significant that all these elements are in great harmony. The aftertaste is striking and as previously said his body is medium, velvety texture and very plain. the end Hop "clean" taste. One of the most respected and appreciated Belgian Strong Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hednom (70) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 33 cl, dark amber colour. Aroma of dries fruitschaal. Slight fruity taste with a alcoholic tone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bedzinianin06 (57) - - APR 12, 2015
Bardzo duże wysycenie. Wyczuwalny rozgrzewający alkohol. Goryczka słaba. Barwa piwa rubinowa. Lekko mętne. Piana słaba - nietrwała, zbudowana z dużych pęcherzy. W aromacie przede wszystkim owocowe - coś jakby czereśnie, alkoholowe, troszkę ciemnych, słodkich słodów, delikatnie karmelowe. Z butelki wybitnie czuć za to gruszki. W smaku lekko kwaśne, owocowe. Czuć słodycz. W kwestii wyglądu dodaję punkcik za fajne opakowanie i dobry kapsel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (66) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Aroma is dried fruits (plum, raisins), some bubblegum and herbs, bit boozy. Could be more intense. Dark amber colour, white not abundant foam. Dried fruits are playing first fiddle also in the taste, caramel and booze is also there. Overall good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (154) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (350) - - APR 8, 2015
Dark amber, with medium, firm head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, peaches, plums, bananas and some herbs. Taste is sweet, somekind malty, with banana and peaches aftertaste. Alcohol note is evident.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (389) - USA - APR 7, 2015
Poured from a 2012 bomber into a Duvel snifter dark auburn brown with a light beige head. Aroma is raisins with sweet Belgian caramelized sugar. Flavor is one of my most favorite barley wines. Sweetly luscious dark fruit. Higher ABV almost non exsitant to the palate. Truly a spectacular brew.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SkillsFactory (31) - ITALY - APR 7, 2015
Color rosso scuro (praticamente nero) con riflessi rosso rubino, schiuma color nocciola non molto persistente a causa dell'alta gradazione alcolica. Aroma di banana, fichi e frutti rossi. Corpo pieno, molto carbonata, note di frutti rossi e caramello, ricorda un vino liquoroso; sul finale il luppolo "pulisce" il palato. Una delle mie birre preferite, me ne sono innamorato al primo sorso.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dafozz69 (5) - Sanford, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2015 does not count
Pours dark chestnut with tan long lasting head. Aroma of dark malts and berries. Moderate to full mouth feel finishes slightly dry with a hint of hops. Excellent Belgian Barely wine.


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