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


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RATINGS: 2745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftProfessor4 (4) - Portreath, Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016 does not count
Quite a strong tasting beer. Dark and smooth with a nice taste but a strong alcohol aftertaste. Not an easy drink but a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wojownik17 (355) - Krakw, POLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Znakomite, Klasyk. Podobne do tripla. Barwa brązowa, piana świetna, nieregularne bąbelki, gęsta i bujna. Wysycenie wysokie/średnie. Pełne ciało, fajna cierpkość, ale nie czuć tak mocno alkoholu, jak wskazywałoby 10,5 ABV. Naprawdę dobre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Olorin (20) - Graz, AUSTRIA - NOV 19, 2016
330 ml bottle. Reddish brown colour, nice head mostly lasting, good lacing, soft carbonation. Nose is intensive sweet malt, raisins, very aromatic. Taste is heavy sweet, caramel, dried fruit, followed by a moderate bitterness. Finish is strongly alcoholic, warming and long lasting. A powerful beer, appropriate to a November evening with gingerbread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (1661) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016
Stor smag af mrke malte, og en god varme fra alkoholen. En klassisker der varmer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antzrhere (116) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Pours slightly murky brown with beige head that diminishes to a decent lacing. Aroma of fruit, caramel and banana. Taste is less sweet than expected, dandelion and burdock, dark fruits.finish is smooth toffee like vanilla. Well balanced, excellent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (836) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle pour into taster cup at One Stop Market 30th Anniversary. Appearance is hazy light brown (like a root beer), nice sparkle, small head with nice lacing. Aroma is light esters with fruit. Taste is fruit with yeast (wine-like) borderline sour. Palate is medium bodied with thin, foamy texture, finish like taste. Overall, probably need more than a taster to get a full impression but with this limited amount this was fine but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarrach76 (122) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2016
Belle robe brune/ambre translucide surmonte dune grosse mousse grosses bulles beige qui disparait assez rapidement pour laisser un fin collet. Nez trs fruit, avec une dominante de baies rouges et noires : fraise, framboise, mre, myrtille, pruneau, cerise noire, (voir mme de mangue et de mirabelle) le tout en crumble car les malts offrent de beaux armes de pte sable fraichement cuite, de palet breton, de beurre doux... Un vritable gteau aux fruits dans un verre, unique en son genre et propre la Gulden Draak. En bouche, on sent enfin les 10.5% dalcool qui rchauffent le moteur et lamertume des houblons. La deuxime bouche est plus centre sur les fruits, avec des armes de prune, de mirabelle, de pomme et de poire qui napparaissaient pas au nez. La carbonatation est assez faible. Les sucres sont amples et tapissent gnreusement le palet et la langue. On a ici un mix entre une brune belge forte et un vin dorge tellement les malts aromatisent cette bire la faon dun vin ou dune liqueur. On dcle dailleurs des armes de raisins, avec une lgre astringence tannique quon retrouve dans des Bordeaux par exemple. Ce breuvage est parfait pour lapritif ou sur des desserts de fruits ou de chocolat. On regrettera juste labsence de tenue des houblons sur la longueur, mais on rentre vraiment dans des dtails subtils ! Clairement une des meilleures Belges quon puisse dguster et qui frle la perfection. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (665) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Ciemnobrazowe z rubinowym refleksem . Piana srednia lekko palona szybko opada. Karbonacja mala. Aromat karmelu rodzynek drozdzy lekko daje apteka. Pierwszy lyk przyjemny :alkohol dobrze ukryty przyjemnie rozgrzewa. Slodowe nuty ,rodzynki,karmel, rumowa podbudowa .wanilia. Wszystko dobrze zbalansowane. Niezle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1125) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured deep amber with cream colored head that left thick lace. Sweet malt, caramel, loads of dark fruits present. Touch boozy. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Samtzu (271) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a deep brown with off white head. Malty nose with subtle wood notes reminiscent of bourbon. Medium body with strong malt notes, slightly sweet.

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