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Monday, June 15, 2009

Gulden Draak Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Gulden Draak Ale
Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Lindenlan 25
B-9940 Ertvelde,
Est. 1874

Brain Damage Quotient = 10.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 11.2 

Postmortem Brew Review
Crimson brown translucent.
Fruits in the aroma; bananas, figs, raisins and a hint of clove.
Deep, luxurious foaming head that builds and builds.

Wafted lacing along the length of the glass.
Medium to full bodied in mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Oooh mama mama...what a treat. The nose on this beer is fruity and sweet, but not in an overpowering way. It pours out a looking a bit like maple syrup. The high alcohol content does not detract as I have noticed with other high ABV beers and ales, and only has a hint of alcohol taste at the very last sip of the glass.

It is a beer to stand on its own and would make a great aperitif, if beers can aspire to that realm. Gulden Draak is however like drinking two-and-a-half of anything else and has such a complex set of flavors that you might want to set it aside for savoring.

With it's distinctive white bottle your first though might be to mistake it for milk; and you'd be wrong. Unless that is you were thinking "milk of the gods." Friend, my advice is slay one of these dragons when you get the chance.


  1. Wow! Guess I picked a winner for ya birthday! I'll have to pick me up one of these.

    Glad you enjoyed.


  2. A true "barley-wine" if ever there was one!