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


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RATINGS: 2449   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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   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bedzinianin06 (53) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (50) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (143) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (321) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (387) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SkillsFactory (21) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (708) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
Aromat: dominują estry (wiśnie, porzeczki), cukier kandyzowany, karmel i wyraźny alkohol. Owoce są dobrze zaznaczone i całkiem przyjemne. Barwa: czerwona, głęboka i klarowna. Piana jasno beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnej trwałości. Smak: kwaskowość, skontrowana słodyczą, Wyraźne akcenty owocowe, słód karmelowy i chlebowy, nieźle schowany alkohol. Goryczka symboliczna, raczej mało wyczuwalna. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, dość wysokie wysycenie, powodujące szczypanie na języku. Lekko alkoholowy finisz. Przyjemne, deserowe piwo, mimo sporej mocy z dość dobrze ukrytym alkoholem. Smakuje lepiej niż zapamiętałem jej z przeszłości.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luklaer (129) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
01-05-2015 - It comes in a special bottle, and has a nice taste. A bit strong though.

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