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

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RATINGS: 2800   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (931) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown with a very large tan head. Aroma of dates, sourness, and malt notes. Medium body with malt sweetness, caramel notes, and a warm alcohol finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
pgliszczu (31) - - MAY 25, 2017
(330 ml bottle) Aroma: Typical for belgian beers, little bit of alcohol, but not too much. Fenols, bubble gum. Little bit of malt. Appearance: The beer is overcarbonated as hell, so head is big, and actually quite strong, tanned too. Beer itself is red and clear. Taste: Its overcarbonated for sure. Its sweet for sure, alc is here sadly. Flavour is mainly malty and fenol. Quite qood to be honest. Palate: Light-to-medium body, harsh texture (due to alc and carbonation), its carbonated as f**k, the finish is little bitter tho-. Overall: Surely a good beer. Sweet, fenols are there - so its belgians roots are maintained. Its malty (i like that). But also I rather not like (to be diplomatic) high carbonation, especially in strong beers and, sadly, those belgian beers are usually carbonated as hell. Alcohol is palpable, but its not irritant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandorris (644) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
W aromacie żłte owoce, drożdże, skrka chlebowa, karmel. W smaku sporo karmelu, ponownie brzoskwiniowe nuty. Smak trochę zabija niestety dosyć mocno gryzący alkohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Michcio (758) - Gdansk, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, klarowne, piana w kolorze złamanej bieli, niewielka, niezbyt trwała. W aromacie może nie jakoś wybitnie intensywnie, ale jest dużo nut brzoskwiń, gruszek, moreli, sfermentowanych owocw, fenoli, nut słodkich i trochę rumowych. W smaku płsłodkie, wyraźne nuty owocowe, suszone i sfermentowane owoce, gruszka, brzoskwinia, morela, do tego karmel, lekkie toffi, cukier kandyzowany, rodzynki, nuty chlebowe. Po ogrzaniu wyłazi szlachetny alkohol w stylu rumowym, zaznacza się długi, drewniano-waniliowy posmak z lekka, uzupełniony o przyprawy oraz nieznacznie nuty winno-octowe. Goryczka niska, lekko pestkowo-figowa, wysycenie niskie do średniego, mogłoby być nieco wyższe. Alkohol wyczuwalny na średnim poziomie ale całkowicie przyjemny. Bardzo dobry Belg, brakuje właśnie nieco tego wysycenia i goryczki no i może większej przyprawowości, ktra szybko znika. Niemniej jednak piwo warte sprbowania.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WarMan04 (287) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Pours amber colour with a medium head. Aroma is caramel, grassy and alcoholic. Then, dried fruits and malty notes. Taste is rather sweet. Raisins, brown sugar, bananas. Floral notes. Low bitterness, alcoholic finish. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
caketm (84) - Częstochowa, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Butelka 0,33 L. Wypite w dniu 25.05.2017. Ważność do 15.03.2019. Piwo o miażdżącym i rozgrzewającym alkoholu :) W smaku słodkie, suszone owoce, rodzynki.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazykiller (58) - iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 24, 2017
33 cl bottle bought from Lidl. Pours dark brown color with high beige head. Aroma is floral, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is similar to aroma: brown sugar, caramel, roasted malts, yeast, toffee, light vanilla. Light to medium texture, medium to high carbonation, bitter & some alcoholic finish. A very good Belgian Strong Ale beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cwieku666 (172) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Aromat: składa się z owocw takich jak morele i rodzynki, jest też trochę karmelowych i chlebowych akcentw. Z czasem do tego dochodzą jeszcze suszone owoce. Wygląd: bursztynowe, klarowne, bardzo obfita piana, brzydko się dziurawi i zostawia niewielkie ślady na szkle Smak: jest słodki, ponownie są owoce, karmel oraz słody, jest też trochę drożdżowych i cukrowych posmakw. Alkohol jest wyczuwalny na finiszu i rozgrzewa w przełyku. Warka do: 04/04/2019 (z lidla za 4,99)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jareeves (4) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
damjanrostan (3) - - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
Zelo dobro pivo. Temno pivo. Obstojna pena. Gosta pena. Meni bilo zelo dobro pivo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintbase (672) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!


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