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

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RATINGS: 2764   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (7600) - Oulu/Helsinki, - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at home. BBE 12072013. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, Belgian yeast, fruits and sweetness


3.8
NiklasT (107) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 Dark red, with beige head. Aroma has dark chocolate and dried fruit with some yeast. Taste dominated by figs, dates. Malty, with some vanilla. Some bitterness at the end

3.5
panda_brewmaster (49) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 aroma of yeast, sugar syrup and white wine. taste is sweet and malty. balanced after. abv is well hidden. too sweet for my taste.

3.6
djabel81 (10) - PoznaÅ„, POLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Piękna gęsta drobnopęcherzykowa piana. W smaku belgijska owocowość z nutami herbatników ale nie jakoś przesadnie. Mój egzemplarz trochę poleżał ale i tak wychodził z niego w smaku taki wódczany alkohol.

3.5
tomandoaltura (346) - - NOV 6, 2017
Apariencia : cobre intenso translúcido (14 SRM aprox.); cabeza blanco hueso; buena retención; buen encaje Aroma : granos frescos, peras, pasas rubias, tenue dulzor y candy caramel; lúpulos herbales tenues Boca : ciruelas y pasas, elegantes notas lácticas; amargor medio (35 IBU aprox.); final semi-seco; cuerpo medio; buena carbonatación

4.4
CiderScout3 (11) - - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 it was my first belgian ale at BEER ART thessaloniki, it was an explosion of taste very strong long finish !

4.1
theNaturat40 (31) - - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Ciemno miedziane, o okazałej, gęstej i trwałej pianie. W aromacie słodko-kwaśne, wyczuwalny alkohol. W smaku rodzynki, nuty kwiatowe, miód, przyprawy korzenne, dżem malinowy, alkohol nie wyczuwalny. Idealnie nasycone. Wyklejające. W miarę picia kwiatowo-malinowa słodycz zaczyna zdecydowanie dominować, ale powoli pojawia się też w tle słaba, subtelna goryczka. Podchodziłem do tego piwa z rezerwą, było dużo lepsze niż myślałem, a po wypiciu połowy zacząłem planować wycieczkę do Belgii.

4.2
Beerberella (4) - FRANCE - OCT 31, 2017 does not count
Excellent balance between bitter and sweet, sour and smooth. Complex beer. Very, VERY nice.

3.9
DonGregorio (552) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle (just before expiration date). Hazy copper / brown beer with frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dried fruits (apples, raisins) with notes of spices. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light+ bitter, of caramel, dried fruits, apples, raisins, prunes, light molasses, spice and toffee. Bittersweet finish: caramel, dried apples, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, carbonation is average to lively. Very tasty, mellow, mature and complex (after a few months of cellaring).

4
Nikokaoja (386) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 26, 2017
26. 10. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Aroma is somewhat soury. Dark colour with big head and strong retention. Taste is, however, not sourz at all but predominantly malty sweet and barely noticalbe hops if any. Even finis and aftertast pull strongly towards the sweet side. Very pleasant to drink it. ABV is well hidden, although it warms you up a bit in the end. Fullbodied, high carb, silky mouthfeel.

4.5
remi89 (2) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2017 Lekker pittig biertje met een redelijke punch. Goed smaakpallet en goed gebalanceerd.


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