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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: 2784   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1231) - Samarate, - APR 23, 2013
on tap /bottle @ taverna del bucaniere. Intramontabile classico. profuma di liquerizia, caramello, malti tostai e alcool, e gi dal naso lascia trasparire la sua caratteristica pi evidente: la dolcezza. Il colore scuro, quasi da stout, con schiuma bianco spoca, finissima e non troppo persistente. poco lacing sul bicchiere. Il gusto una bomba di dolcezza da malto/alcool, caramello, melassa. Si avverte anche qualche nota di sambuca, e un luppolato che c, ma muore sotto quintali di dolcezza & alcool. la carbonatazione elevata (in bottiglia un po meno), il corpo rotondo,quasi pieno, ma non molto pastoso. fionale lunghissimo, dolce e appiccicoso.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meatmanmd (97) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 27, 2017
Good balance of sweet and sour, dried fruit, wine, spice. Full bodied and smooth. A rich and balanced beer, very good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skrymir (3) - - APR 26, 2017 does not count
Awesome malty bready taste. Rich and yeasty. One of my all time favorites. bread, caramel,alcohol,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westy1130 (45) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2017
On tap: poured a dark murky brown with medium head. Aroma: dark fruits, sourdough bread, cocoa and coffee bean. Similar in taste to smell; with a slight woody and tannic aftertaste (Im guessing that is due to the wine yeast). Definitely a must try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matoss (48) - Warszawa Ursus, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Bursztynowe, aromaty owocowe i alkoholowe. W smaku korzenne, szlachetny alkohol. Odrobina nut słodowych, lekko nagazowane, bardzo przyjemne, słodkawo -korzenne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Bottle.Dark brown with a massive head that took time to dissipate.In your face sweetness is one one and only impression of this beer.One dimensional although I have no doubt that I could develop an attraction for it. But I am not going to.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alebarasi (83) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2017
Haz ruby/copper color with a large, creamy and long lasting beige head. Medium body, medium to high carbonation, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, cognac, molasses/brown sugar, Christmas spices, dried and candied fruits, esters, figs & dates, and some honey & bread. Taste of dried fruits, whiskey, roasted malts, brown sugar, yeast, toffee, wet hops, black tea and some vanilla. Balanced bittersweet tones, creamy mouthfeel, proper alcoholic finish. Absolutely delicious strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ironcontra (61) - POLAND - APR 13, 2017
Everyone uses "boozy" on here like an epithet but for me it works in some beers. Were drinking alcohol yall. Anyway, pours real pretty drinks real smooth refreshes real good, like that dragon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
handmuffin (31) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2017
Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours ruby brown in color, medium high clarity, with large, long lasting tawny colored head. Aroma is a mostly dried fruit, like raisins and cherries with some caramel malt. A small amount of alcohol aroma is detected. No hop aroma is detectable. Flavor is more dried fruit and caramel, no dark roasted flavors but a more mellow maltiness, like a Marzen. No hop flavor detectable. Very minimal alcohol flavor at the end. Medium body with medium high carbonation. Overall this beer is fruity, boozy and slightly sweet, with a dry finish. All of the characteristics are very well balanced, producing an extremely drinkable 10.5% beer. It may lack a little of the richness and complexity expected of Belgian beers like the Trappist ales or other quads, but still very interesting and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geolgau (127) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - APR 11, 2017
0.33 bottle. dark clear brown, medium beige head. Aroma is liquor wine, caramel, alcohol, dried fruit. Low carbonation, a touch too sweet. Taste follows the nose, with malt driven flavors. Nice strong one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (442) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma. The taste is also sweet, but has a bitter undertone. The aftertaste is also sweet.


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