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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: 2763   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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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: December 14, 1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sam’s, Chicago
Appearance: dark brown, frothy white head
Aroma: rich malt aroma with a hint of floral hops
Flavor: rich spicy malt flavor, light bitterness, hint of warmth

Date: January 16, 2003
Appearance: muddy brown with a fine tan head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma like chocolate cover raisons
Flavor: rich malt with the flavor of dates, hint of spicyness, touch of chocolate, no sense of alcohol

Date: November 14, 2004
Mode: draft
Source: summits
rich, fruity, stays true to the bottle

Date: May 17, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick
picking up some bitterness, still lots of rich fruit with a bit of sweetness, perfect creamy body

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Score: **** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.6
BosnSeaOtter (9) - Brentwood, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007 does not count
At once I noticed a strong sweet taste. Almost like a wine. Gut a little too sweet for general drinking but nice Ale for a change. I let it become room temp and it was still nice and smooth. and sweet.

4
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2007
On tap. Dark mahogany with cream colored head. Honey aroma and taste. Slightly carbonated on the palate. The high alcohol was apparent at the end of the sip.

4.2
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 I REALLY liked this one. Poured a beautiful deep caramel color. Caramel malt aroma. Very complex flavor with malt, caramel and toffee. Very intriguing brew that packs a punch! Will definitely have again.

3.5
mike_77 (7085) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2007
Red brown colour. Quite a strong, malty aroma. It’s fairly sweet and malty with a little caramel. Considering the high alcohol content this is fairly easy to drink. Texture is quite rich and oily.

4
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
[Sampled in july 2004 at the BÆNK.] Very strong alcoholic, but wonderful beer with notes of licorice, bitterness, caramel, warmneth, berries. Medium to fullbodied and a great burning aftertaste.

3.3
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
This is a unique beer, and very tasty! It pours a cloudy deep maroon with huge frothy beige head with spicey aroma. The taste is full of sweet toffee and dry fruits with a balanced tartness.

4.1
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Enticing white glass bottle with a rather hefty price tag attached. Captivating opaque brown color, thick tan head and real nice crazy lacing. This looks great. Dark fruits, yeast, and a heavy dose of sugar permeate the air above the glass. There is a blatant alcohol nose associated with the aroma as well letting you know that this glass will take some time. Sweet and gritty on the palate with a huge alcohol burn, sturdy would be an understatement in describing this beer. Flavor comes across as a Belgian beer mixed with a sweet dry red wine. Plenty of grapes and plums with a big Belgian yeastiness. Musty and flavorful, fairly sweet with that already familiar alcohol harshness. This is a big beer in all aspects, pretty darn good but too pricey to be a regular.

4.1
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2007
A great malty aroma, pours opaque, with some deep red around the edges. Great beer, really one you can feel in your mouth. Citrucy after taste.

4.1
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2007
A deliciously complex beer, full of spicy alcoholic warmth. A beautiful beer for cold nights.


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