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

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RATINGS: 2299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rproff78 (89) - - MAR 13, 2014
Really carbonated and strong taste. Comes in pretty high on the calorie content as well as alcohol.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZodiacM (56) - - SEP 28, 2014
Bruin/rood bier, prachtige schuimkraag. Caramelgeur, ietwat metalig. Smaak is complex, pruimen, caramel, chocola, gedroogd fruit. Prikkelend, zwaar, vol en toch fris. Dit is een heerlijk biertje waar je voor gaat zitten en van geniet. Heerlijk!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from Ölrepublikken. Shared with RickFifty. Red to brown colour. Some white, foamy head. Esters and alcohol nose. Sweet. A bit sour. Below medium body and carbonation. Fruit, banana and some candy flavour. A bit too sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (801) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
Bottled , Prague , CZ , Sweet malt,caramel,fruity and earthy aroma , Hazy brown amber color with bigger lacing head , Sweet taste with dry finish and alcohol notes , Full body , Soft carbon , Pleasant strong belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
serjaymz (82) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 24, 2014
Şişe,istanbul. Bardakta koyu maun.. Kızıl-kahverengi karışımı.. Köpük devasa, hızlı söndü ama 1 parmak dolgun şekilde kalıcı ve kahverengi. Koku harika, karamel, topraksı, ardından tatlı kuru kırmızı meyveler, pekmez.. İkincil fermentasyon geçiren biramız oldukça kompleks.. Tadım gazlı, vurucu, kuru üzüm, karamel, alkol, genizde ve damakta alkol ve acılık hissi kalıcı. Gövdeli..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (216) - Vista, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
I’ve been meaning to try this for awhile and it was on sale at BevMo so I figured why not? Aroma of plum, fig, toffee, raisin, earth, and slight basement aromas. Pours reddish dark amber, almost ruby red/brown, a very unusual color, with a nice thick white head that maintains and leaves chunky lacing. Taste is dominated by sweet caramel/toffee and fruity, spicy yeast, this beer is all about the malt and yeast. This is not an average beer, it is more like an aperitif, a slow winter sipper, and here I am drinking it in the September heat. I think it is best paired with food to complement the complex malt and yeast profile. Full bodied, thick texture, somewhat syrupy, soft carb., and long sweet finish. This beer will kick your ass if you drink a whole 750 ml. It is something for a special occasion but not a "go to" Belgian ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (36) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
Pittig caramel aroma tevens fris en lekker prikkelend. Mooie zeepachtige schuimkraag, aantrekkelijke caramel kleur. Smaak is krachtig zoetig/caramelachtig hinten van vanille en hout (vooral in afdronk). Mooie balans en niet te zoet. Portig. Fantastisch, smaakt beter met elke slok.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kordestanchi (45) - - SEP 20, 2014
Brownish belgian strong ale with cloudy thin head. Smells fruity with sweet palate of candy and caramel

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rotaman14 (84) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Braunfarben, mit einer braunen Schaumkrone. Beeren, Rosinen, Zucker im Geruch. Unangenehm alkoholisch-metallischer Geschmack. Ich mag dieses Bier ganz und gar nicht.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
giorgos_gtc (95) - GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown red cloudy body.Avrage white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. The flavour is sweet, caramel malt, and some fruits fruits. Medium body.and average beer and foam.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tayeth (229) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Angenehm karamelliges Aroma. Geschmack dann malzig und süß mit ausgewogenen Anklängen von Vanille, Tabak und roten Beeren. Köstlich!


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