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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2834   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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4.3
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House (FL) on 3/15/08. Pours a dark brown to black with a one-finger tannish head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, coffee, malt, dark ripe fruits, hints of grape and raisin. Flavor: sweet, alcohol, nutmeg, strong, malty lingering finish. Great belgian ale.

3.3
FatPhil (15963) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2008
330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helskink)
Dark red, huge fluffy head. Massive malty and slightly alcoholic aroma. Similar taste, but very sweet - and actual sugar sweetness at that. Slight hint of raisins, but that’s not what provides the sweetness. Alcohol present, but not too intrusive. Quite fizzy in the mouth. I’m sure I’ve had better.

3.7
ScoWRee (421) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a thick tan foamy head. Aroma of,yeast malt and dark fruit. Taste of raisans, plums, carmel. a touch of alcohol is present. Nice carbination. A very nice B.S.A.

3.5
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
330 ml bottle. Pours dark, hazy amber. Pretty frothy, creamy head depending on how you pour. Aroma is sweet with strawberries, bananas and alcohol. Body follows suit with some spice, syrup and sugar. This is much better as it warms to room temperature, but the alcohol is ever-present no matter what the temperature is. For the price I will find much more enjoyable belgians.

3.7
Goodgrief (2020) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Sept. 2007 - Beer pours dark brown with huge-oh head and minimal lacing. Aroma of candied sugar. Flavor was ultra rich, heavy on brown sugar with a nice smattering of fruity flavors. Nice beer!

3.6
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 A - Fruity caramel A - Dark, reddish through the light with cream colored head T - Strong, but not overwelming alcohol with nice sweet start and light bitter finish P - Full body with soft carbonation O - A great triple

4.2
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Pours cloudy light brown with a small head of smaller bubbles. Aroma is sweet dried fruit. yeast and a bit of alcohol. Mouth feel is surprisingly thick for a triple. The flavor is where this ale shines. Multiple fruit flavors dance around the tongue with raisin, apricot and maybe a touch of banana. Rich, sweet bread flavors follow. The alcohol is almost completely hidden besides the nice burn going down your throat. A really great ale.

3.9
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Trappist glass. Pours deep burgandy brown with a frothy head. Aroma of toffee, raisinsm and yeast. Taste of dark fruits, bananas, and yeast. Full mouthfeel. Excellent beer, although the aftertaste has a slight metallic taste to it.

3.5
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Thick brown pour with some white head. Nice fruity aroma, some hints of cream and milk. Strong alcohol-grainy flavor, but also sweet. Some fruit and grape flavors. Just way too much alcohol taste. Good not great.

4.1
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Yum raisins! A sweet and thick Belgian, just how I like ’em! A perfect specimen for my 100th rating! On tap at the BURPCASTLE!


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