Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Now residing in my top three favorite beers, this is one that I will continually purchase. Fantastic bouquet of potpourri in the smell, accentuated in a Trappist glass or capped ceramic stein. Beautiful color, fantastic hints of cinnamon, caramel, toffee, spices, fruits, everything you want in a beer is in this one. Somewhat like a mix of Chimay Blue and La Fin Du Monde. ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 This is an encore review of Gulden Draak for me and I’m much happier with it this time. Poured reddish-brown with a moderate off-white head that dissipated to a thin lace cap. Slightly sour on the nose. Rich and caramel-sweet in the mouth with a complimentary tart note. Nice. funmanguy (1) - , Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009 does not count
Had on tap at the Libertine Bar. Rich flavorful beer with a savory taste that rises above the earthen hops. Absolutely delicious. sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle at The Headkeeper, Greensburg, PA. Pours a dark red/brown, thick tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, some fruity jam notes. Flavor is a again sweet caramel with burnt sugar, raisins and malt. Alcohol is well hidden. rds (230) - USA - JAN 4, 2009
Dark mahogany body with a thin antique white head, notes of malt and a creamy palate. A very enjoyable, warm quad.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Trappist (brewery glassware) tap (Sharp Edge, Pgh)
Dark mahogany color, with an iron/metallic aroma. Hints of malt, and boozy over-ripe fruits. Tangy boozy maltiness, with some toffee, red fruits, and sweet malt. Tangy metallic palate, with the brandy-warmth lingering. donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2009
Opened this and it exploded out of the bottle onto my desk! Be careful with this one. After the cleanup; poured cloudy dark brown, brown head. Nice creamy caramel aroma, some apple fruit, a lot of spice. Taste is quite warm, spicy chocolate and caramel. Subtle bitterness comes in late to help balance the malty sweetness. Finishes sweetly, with caramel. Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
Nice malty finish, strong perfect alcoholized belgian beer wiht nice amber colour and big head hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
New Years 2009 beer! Rang in the new year with a Draak blast. A fine looking beer, even if it is brown and not golden. A nicely flavored, aromatic head leads to a crisp, gritty hoppy flavor. The Begian qualities and spices are definitely evident, but the alcohol is excellently hidden. Finally, a smooth finish lets me call this an extraodrinary beer. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle from a variety pack. Pours a hazy amber color with a big frothy head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, citrus and spices. Taste of malt, over ripe fruits and spices. Has a earthy semi sweet finish. Nice brew.