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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2380   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.


dmschefke's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2009
330ml bottle poured into 500ml Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark hazy brown, almost black, medium tan head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a very thin head for most of the drink. Lots of carbonation, making it feel creamy, decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, especially raisins, lots of yeast, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor just didn’t come together as well as I was hoping, but a decent drink nonetheless.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (919) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Deep amber-yellow-sepia with 3mm of fine-medium-fine cream-colored head. Aroma is spicy-fruity bread. light clove, bread crust, pear, light grape and berry mix. Body is medium-medium-heavy, syrupy, slightly watery, some brown-surgar-caramel sweetness, raisin, hint of dates, light fusel alcohol that imbues a pleasant heat on the exhale. Medium-light bitterness, slightly sappy. Overall, a surprisingly nice strong ale. Few to no complaints.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miburui (1) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Pours a clean, bubbly head. Very dark Amber in color, like mahogany. The beer is great smelling, great looking and makes a good first impression. Taste is clean, strong, and surprisingly sweet. Almost like a sweet Chimay. I wouldn't say this is an "anytime" beer, as you need to have room in your belly and a thirst for a heavy sweet drink. A great beer for the right mood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4096) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, aroma and taste is sweet, malty caramel, sugary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjansen1310 (70) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
330 ml bottle. After tasting the brewmasters of gulden draak I expected something else then this, but it’s just as good as their brewmaster beer! Expect a dark brown cola coloured beer. Tastes like raisins, chocolate, small bitter, spice and some alcohol heat. Thanks to the alcohol you feel a bit heat in your throat like the breath of the Dragon, great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (309) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
33 cl bottle 10.5% abv. Amber colour with creamy head. malty yeasty aroma. Sweet malty taste with spicy notes. alcohol heat noticeable. Pleasant and not too boozy

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, tan head. Aroma: Caramel, spice, dark fruits.. Palate: Full body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - JAN 11, 2015
Dark amber with medium off-white head. Sweet and citrusy aroma. Sweet-sour honey like taste followed by remaiing bitterness. Meanwhila also sweet aftertaste on the tongue first half.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hartung32 (243) - Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Surprised it took me so long to try this. It's good but far too sweet and sugary for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luegomeloacabo (50) - A Coruña, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2015
Very tasty strong ale, one of my favourites. The caramel, chocolat and sweet smells and taste are awesome Spite the 10,5º alcohol you hardly notice it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cluniac (63) - - JAN 1, 2015
Decent quad style ale, but not nearly my favorite. In particular the Aroma and taste were OK but nothing really standing out. Just your typical Belgian mix of yeast, hops. the taste was also a bit boozy for me, and the complexity not impressive enough to really give a rich flavor in the mouth. Overall it is a respectable beer for sure, but nothing special by any means.


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