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

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common

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RATINGS: 2641   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rproff78 (177) - - MAR 13, 2014
Really carbonated and strong taste. Comes in pretty high on the calorie content as well as alcohol.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (778) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Kolor: miedziany, lekko zamglony.
Piana: bardzo obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dziurawi się, ale jest trwała.
Zapach: sporo ciemnych owoców, śliwek, wiśni, trochę aromatów słodowych, lekko karmelowych, dość wyraźny alkohol, ale całkiem przyjemny.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia słodowa, słodycz, sporo nut słodowych, trochę melanoidyn, nut opiekanych, ciemnych owoców, dość wyraźny alkohol.
Wysycenie: w kierunku wysokiego.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmichaelg (7) - - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
Full nose with aroma of awesome yeast, floral tones, and fresh garden herbs. Color is amazing amber color with a beautiful head. Taste like a saison I love and a delicious yeasty flavor. Love it. One of the overall best I've had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (38) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2016
I much prefered this one over its 9000 variant, still as strong and maybe difficult to drink at the end, but a taste somewhat more pleasant, light, and generous. Alcohol level is the same, but I think it’s a better mix overall. Satisfying ! APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Amber with off white head - Sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel - Good malt body that has some sweet caramel with some dark fruity flavours and hints of peppery and spicy flavours with some heat from alcohol - The malt goes into the finish with some caramel notes and some alcohol heat in the back - This was good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle (11.2oz, about $5) Murk brown, 2 finger head. Sweet Belgian yeast aroma. Taste is sweet and fruity. Nice alcohol finish. Would drink this all day but for the price.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkanu (44) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 16, 2016
Excellent beer! Looks is rather unimpressive, reddish brown with a small head, but not bad either. Imagine: that’s the worst thing about it. Rest is really awesome: tastes of corn bread with honey, caramelized fruits, a lot of figs and soft raisins. Just lovely! Alcohol taste is really well masked and I can only say this beats the Chimay Bleu hands down and is on the same level with the Rochefort 8 if not better! Absolutely must try!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (67) - SPAIN - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Caña en Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) Cerveza Belga con un regusto final dulce.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (283) - - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle - reddish brown, small head, medium carbonation. Fruity aroma. Ok in mouth on tongue. Smooth tasting - caramel but not too sweet. Overall ok for high alcoholic Belgium beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (96) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Amber/donkerrood tegen bruin aan. Helder, lage creme schuimkraag met mooie laagvorming langs het glas. Aromas: Karamel, zoete gebrande mouten, gist, rood fruit en al iets alcohol in de neus. Bij de eerste slok komt de karamel vol naar voren....echt zoet. Daarna komen de smaken van gedroogd rood fruit/pruimen, zoete donkere mout en wat alcohol warmte naar voren. Lichte nabitter maar voornamelijk zoet met een vleug alcohol..... Medium CO2, aardige body en zacht en romig. Afdronk is zoet en plakkerig... NICE!

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3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goofy34 (65) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2016
Mouse abondante, belle couleur rubis. Épaisse en bouche, liquoreuse. Goût caramel et épices. L’alcool est bien présent, j’aime...


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