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

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RATINGS: 2660   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2003
A damn fine beer. Very, very malty. Almost like a dopple bock. Very rich..chewy...with all the great flavors of dried fruit carried along by the warmth of the alcohol. Really enjoyed this one!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamwnukers (193) - Legionowo/Żyrardów, POLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Butelka 0,33l, data przydatności 27.01.2017r.
Aromat - Owoce - maliny, porzeczki, do tego czekolada, lekka kawa, winność, szlachetny alkohol, trochę porto. Bardzo ładny aromat.
Wygląd - Barwa czerwona, lekka mgiełka. Piany z początku grubo pęcherzykowa, ale szybko opada do zera.
Smak - Owocowe - porzeczkowe, malinowe. Mocno winne, alkohol ukryty, ale odczuwalny, szlachetny. Dosyć wytrawne. Wysycenie średnie. Goryczka niska.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1126) - BELARUS - JUN 29, 2016
Ruby-brown. Moderate off-white head. Lacing with a large spot in the centre of surface. Nose of candy, dark fruit. Fine yeast. Medium body. Light to medium sweetness in flavour. Vinous, dry fruit. Low bitterness. Lovely

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JimmyBoy74 (559) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
33 cl frĺn Casino i Montpellier. Mycket god öl som har massor av smĺgodissmaker i sig. Lite mycket alkohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Subliminal64 (84) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
Poured from bottle to Trappist Glass. Part of a mixer pack purchased during Christmas, I have another one currently being cellared. Smells VERY sweet. Sugary smell is overpowering. Pours a medium brown colour with a thick tan head that lasts to the last drop. Taste is also VERY sweet, This is the sweetes belgian beer I have tried to date. Goes down smooth. Perfect amount of carbonation. Would never know this beer was 10.5% ABV. Overall I was very happy with this beer. Although it was a little too sweet, I would buy this brew again. MB The Beer Bear-on

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1619) - 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 (3932) - 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 (46) - 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 (500) - 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!


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