Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Gulden Draak
Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Format: 330ml Bottle
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.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
This is one of the Worlds best beers, very delicious, & very rich. If you buy the 1-5 litre Magnum, as I did, be sure to share it with 4 or 5 friends. Unless of course, you can eat large quantities of caramel fudge, honeycombe chocolate bars, or heaps of Christmas Pudding with custard.
Another great Belgium ale that is worth trying if you haven't done so in the past.
"Aroma: Complex for sure. Loads of complex, fruity esters, with some spiciness shining through the fruit and a definite maltiness to the beer. Very low alcoholic aroma, almost undetectable.
Appearance: Dark like a Belgian Dark Strong. Definitely a high-adjunct beer. Massive head, foamy as anything.
Flavour: Amazing. Like drinking a good Brandy. Loads of plum, raisin, dried cherry, with a lingering malty sweetness that works so well with the fruity characters.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation.
Overall: Fantastic. I was literally able to sit on this beer for the best part of half an hour. Served in a Gulden Draak tulip glass, this beer had obviously had a little time to age, as I've had previously on tap and this had developed into something different and better. As it started to warm slightly, more of the fruity esters shone through."