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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2743   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcV (22) - - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. Hazy amber. The head is thick and off white. Leaves a very nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with fruits. Its sweet, vinous and yeasty. A very intense smell. The taste is very complex with licorice, spices, malts and yeast. The mouthfeel is very full and rich. A very long medium bitter finish. This is one of my all time favorites.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DraftMonger34 (6) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017 does not count
very palatable I cant imagine anyone wouldnt.enjoy this beer! we got a taster of beers and this was out favourite

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclefrito62 (177) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
750ml bottle. Wow what a beer! Smells sweet fruity barley nose. Some plums also. Golden bronze in color with white foamy head. This beer is very well balanced.with the tastes of plums and barley. Medium carbonation. Smooth as velvet. This is one of the greatest beers I ever drank! Share with someone special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (362) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2017
Color entre marrn pantano y rojo, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de tres dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Carbonatacin media. Aroma alcohlico, dulzn (algn azcar), dark fruits, con toque de vino procedente de la levadura. Sabor dulzn, algo alcohlico, que sigue al aroma. El toque de vino est ms presente en el sabor, pero es un tanto abstracto y no s cmo explicarlo. Me gustara que tuviera ms cuerpo y fuera algo menos unidimensional. Clsica belga de nivel que, segn el da, degusto con mayor o menor inters. Me cuesta creer que funcione como postre en combinacin con chocolate negro, pero como cerveza para una tarde nublada y fra, cumple con creces. No para todos los gustos.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buddybutch (72) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Dark amber color. Strong malt, light caramel, alcohol aroma. Moderate sweet taste. Good beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gingertipple (28) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2017
I drank it a bit early on a Sunday morning, but it is a magnificent brew. The whiskey flavour could have been a bit stronger and the aftertaste was a bit weak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (969) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Shared 33cl bottle. Hazy amber with a fizzy light beige head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, spice, dark fruits. Taste is caramel, toffee, raisins, plums, spice, yeast. Nice.

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 (652) - 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 (125) - 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 (983) - 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!


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