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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2846   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. It’s 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.


3.3
60minuteman (1718) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle pours murky chestnut. Aroma of caramel, earth, dates and brown malt. A boozy feel with brown sugar and dark fruits in the finish. Medium body and lots of earth and sugar.

3.7
BrewBrain (172) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle to tulip with some gushing noted.. Aroma of overripe grapes, caramel. Light brown nearly opaque with medium tan head. Foamy hypercarbonated mouthfeel almost overwhelms the sweet dark dried fruit malt character. Very sweet aftertaste but complex enough to keep your interest.

4
magicznykristof (58) - - JUL 20, 2017
Ciemnobursztynowe. Piana niska, szybko opadajaca. sredniopecherzykowa. W aromacie owoce, rodzynki, miód. W smaku rodzynki, miód/karmel, przyprawy korzenne z nutka wina. Calkiem slodkie, ale nie przesadzone

3.4
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Carmel, sweet, earthy and malty. Very sweet. Plum and jammy. Not sure what to think. Big beer. Draft pour at bitter pops

4
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Draft pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, chocolate, molasses and fruit. Taste is delicious malts and yeast.

3.8
gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017
330 ml bottle. Hazy reddish brown color. Large bubbly beige head. Rich, yeasty malt nose has a complex, buttery character. Bittersweet, fruity malt has candi sweet notes. Lots of warming alcohol and dried fruit. A tasty sipping beer.

3.1
17Beer (354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Yeast forward sour smells. Pours a dull brown and head goes immediately. Tastes ripe and sour with leather and raisins flavors and some alcohol. Short finish and mild carbonation. Not bad but not great.

3.7
kubmal (297) - POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Sweet aroma of plums, dried fruits and prunes. Taste is sweet, with quite strong alcohol burn and caramel. Maybe it was too fresh

3.7
toscanoigor (287) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUL 5, 2017
Cerveja marrom clara, com algumas luzes rubis, espuma de boa formação, média duração. Aroma bem carregado no álcool, um pouco desequilibrado, talvez o ponto mais fraco, leveduras, ameixa seca, leves notas de banana/cravo. Sabor doce, com forte presença do malte, açúcar queimado, frutas vermelhas e ameixas secas. Final levemente adocicado e calor do álcool, moderadamente seco. Carbonatação média, corpo bom. Boa complexidade somada a uma boa drinkabilidade.

3.8
gooner92 (133) - Lubaczów, POLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Zapach: rodzynki, miód, przyprawy. Wygląd: bursztynowe, piana niska. Smak: słodkie, ale nie ulepkowate, przyprawy, alkohol dobrze ukryty, przyjemnie grzeje.


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