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


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RATINGS: 2747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2009
330ml bottle poured into 500ml Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark hazy brown, almost black, medium tan head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a very thin head for most of the drink. Lots of carbonation, making it feel creamy, decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, especially raisins, lots of yeast, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor just didnt come together as well as I was hoping, but a decent drink nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fernockibeer (19) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Butelka do 21.05.2017. Wygląd miedziany-rubinowy, lekko opalizujące piana obfita, długo się utrzymująca. Aromat słodycz toffi, aromaty whisky, bardzo dojrzałych czerwonych owocw. Odczucie w ustach duża karmelowa słodycz, nuty waniliowe i whisky. Alkohol lekko grzeje,ale przyjemnie. Bardzo przyjemne piwo.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1222) - 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.

   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 .

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclefrito62 (190) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (369) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

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