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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: 2747   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfcarnival (280) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
big bottle, nye 2k16, split with maurice. popped the cork at midnight and watched the fireworks outside. pours dark brown with a soapy tan head. aroma of caramel and plum. tastes boozy with dark fruits, plums, raisins, berries. tons of dark toffee sweetness. its oily and smooth and delicious. cheers for sharing mau!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
midovark (656) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2016
0.33 l bottle. Pours deep brown with everlasting white head. Very pleasant aroma and taste just like a strong Belgian ale should be. Well made.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matzou (128) - SPAIN - DEC 30, 2016
Deep amber body almost no head. Smell of date figs. Sweet almost syrupy fruits date figs. Heavy low body medium body. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (999) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours brown with fluffy beige head. Aroma is raisin, alcohol, vinegar, caramel, spices, some citrus, some bitterness. Taste is caramel, spices, raisin, alcohol, some sourness, black currant, bread, jam. Sweet and classical beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (705) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Aroma: sweet and malty with raisins; Appearance: hazy dark amber with fluffy white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose; extremely smooth and not very boozy; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: quite delicious. Would get again.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ringwraith24 (2) - Union City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2016 does not count
On tap at Het waterhuis, Ghent. Not much of an aroma but, easy drinkable with a nice clean palate, rich taste that goes really well with meat and cheese.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MohaBeer (222) - Lima, PERU - DEC 25, 2016
Color cobre intenso con transparencia, buena espuma y retencin. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado, steres a frutos secos, nuez, mazapn, durazno, melocotn, miel, melaza, grano, pan de mantequilla, lpulo especiado bajo. En boca lpulo especiado moderado-moderado alto, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, fenoles vainilla, pimienta negra, pimienta blanca, frutos secos, nuez, mazapn, umami, licoroso. Final en balance malta-especias-licor con cuerpo y muy buena carbonatacin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (326) - - DEC 25, 2016
Ruby-brown color with a lovely carbonated off-white head of foam. The aromas and flavors are rich in plum, burnt sugar, caramel, brown sugar, candied citrus, and sweet bread with big yeast character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VueltaBirrista (79) - Murcia, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2016
Una Strong Ale de color caoba rojizo y espuma beis muy abundante y duradera. Eterna dira yo. Una cerveza muy intensa y poderosa, con segunda fermentacin en botella con levadura de vino. Su aroma es una mezcla de caramelo y algo de caf, y ya deja entrever su poderoso contenido alcohlico. En boca tiene muchsimo cuerpo. Es muy dulce y licorosa. Caramelo, especias y frutos muy maduros. Compleja y con muchsima personalidad. Para disfrutarla pausadamente con algn postre o durante una cena con carnes rojas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rhombic (124) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a pale tan head. The aromas are varied but in the same general line: caramel, raisins, treacle. The flavour profile is very fruity, with raisins coming in again, together with honey and a nice yeasty background. Alcohol fairly well hidden for a 10.5%! Oily, medium to full body, gradual finish. Good.


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