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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 2844   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheZiggen (4) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I drank this from a 750ml bottle at home. This beer has an extremely complex malt aroma, with hints of caramel and fruit. I notice some spice and yeast aroma as well. I could barely pour this beer, as it desperately tried to foam over the sides. It is very deep brown in color, turning bright ruby when held up to the light, and has a beige foamy head. The flavor is barely balanced with an insignificant hop presence, it begins crisp and finishes very rich. This is a good beer to have as or with desert, or to sit and drink with a friend as it is very rich. Chocolate seems to balance it out. I like it quite a bit.


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magicznykristof (56) - - 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 (2460) - 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 (352) - 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.

5
kybo92 (64) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 4, 2017
Najbolja piva koju sam probao. Općenito volim belgijske pive. Izvrsnog okusa. U ovoj se pivi uživa polako.

3.8
Addiezg (61) - - JUL 4, 2017
Kolor ciemna miedź. W aromacie owoce, rodzynki. Bardzo ładnie pachnie. W smaku dochodzi troche przyprawowości. Byłem dość sceptycznie nastawiony do tego piwa, zaskoczyło bardzo pozytywnie. Nie jest tak alkoholowe jak niektórzy piszą, ale pije dość zimne. Chyba troche za wysokie nasycenie.


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