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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2793   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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3.7
GreenCat (233) - SLOVENIA - FEB 17, 2018
0,33 l bottle. Pours orange brown with a finger of light tan head. Aroma of ripe banana, dried fruit, floral and of course malty, yeasty and quite a lot of brown sugar. Some alcohol is present. Flavor follows aroma. Taste is very sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium to full, texture creamy and carbonation average. Finish is long, heavy fruity sweetness is slowly replaced by mellow bitterness. Alcohol is present, more pronounced with temperature, but not annoying. Complex beer, maybe a tad too sweet for me.

3.7
thejackpacker (764) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2018
Tap at Glens bar Jerusalem. Came in a pint which obviously got me slaughtered. A very very smooth beer for something that is almost 11% with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. V. good.

4.9
Zenhomebrewer (5) - Chilliwack, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2018 does not count
Strong Belgian dessert ale. Reminds me of plums or figs with caramel. Nice malty flavor with mild hops, and sweetness. Reminds me of but not the same as latrappe quad. Excellent foamy head and carbonation, floral fruity aroma.

4.3
beergearbox (21) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2018
Bottle. Brown with frothy tan head. Faint wood bark aroma with brown sugar and cherry. Flavours of fig, caramel, mild chocolate. Rich & malty. Soporific. A beautiful winter beer.

3.1
MisoW (3728) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2018 Bottle at home. Pours deep golden color, white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, candy, caramel. Taste is sweet, typical Belgian yeast flavor, caramel, plums, cherries.

1
spodakcyzy (2) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 29, 2018 does not count
Judging from the opinions here, I must've got a faulty bottle. The bottle and beer itself appeared nice - stylish, dark, maybe a bit too much foam. But in smell and taste... nothing like what I've read here. Just alcohol and vodka-like bitterness. I'd better point out that date on the bottle suggested the beer had still a few months to go.

4
centrallamar (18) - wiekevorst, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2018
Beautiful Appearance with Nice thick foam. Smells sweet and spicy, vers appealing. Immediate strong mouthfeel with full taste of sweet banana and plum. Always well balanced with spices and a Nice bitterness. Never gets dull or offputting, always interesting and likeable. Only negative remark: maybe just a tad too sweet to be perfect. Very nice (and very strong!). Just as we Belgians like our beers ;-)

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defabant (76) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2018
Un'ottima birra belga, corposa, sapore con note caramellate e speziate. La bevuta risulta leggere nonostante l'importante gradazione alcolica.

3.8
carlom (124) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2018
Colore marrone scuro, schiuma media compatta. Aromi di malto, leggeri sentori di caramello e uvette. Al palato malto, prugna, datteri. Gusto inizialmente dolce con finale leggermente aspro. Leggera carbonazione. Una birra con un corpo pieno e morbido facile da bere nonostante la gradazione.

3.9
malibrat (198) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Slatko! Dosta jaka voćna aroma, meni čak baca na kompot od jabuka. Jako tjelo, moćnog slatkasto okusa sa malko nekakve jabučne kiselkastosti. Gorčine skoro ništa. Ako ne volite slatka piva, nemojte ga niti naručiti , a ako volite slatkasta piva, uživat će te! :)


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