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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2746   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rugamu (144) - - JAN 19, 2013
Cerveza muy aromtica qu recuerda sabores a chocolate y que se hace muy fcil de beber. Igual en paladar se hace difcil de mantener como nota negativa.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (219) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2017
On tap at bulldog pours dark amber color with smallish head Strong malt, light caramel, alcohol aroma taste follows the same

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1221) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
bottle. Poured murky dark amber with a thinning tan head. Boozy aroma, brown sugar and spice. Full body, prickly carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet malty base, notes of toffee, roasted barley, whiskey barrel, spicey with a touch of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidelbeer (8) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
It pours a dark amber unclear beer. A medium to big sized off white to beige creamy beautiful almost long lasting head. Aroma is Sweet caramel, yeasty, dried fruits like figs, cinnamon, slightly spicy and alcoholic. Flavor is sweeter than expected but still ok. Caramel and yeast is very present throughout the end. Dried figs, average bitterness and medium to long finish will tingle your tongue with a good medium carbonation. Aroma is more complex than the taste, though its still a delicious beer. In conclusion its a good beer but lacks a little bit in complexity considered the high abv. So while I like this one, Chimay blue is a better alternative .

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 (188) - 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 (367) - 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 (973) - 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!!


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