Gulden Draak Vintage - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
2009 Vintage. From a bottle stamped 31H1-14:02. Sampled on December 21, 2012.
The pour is a handsome looking brown with a silky, delicate beige head that lingers ion top of the beer for the entire session.
The aroma is full of the Belgian esters one hopes for when sampling these beers. Notes f sweet Belgian malts, dark fruit, butterscotch, toffee and the slightest hint of hops. But all in all the sensations are mellow thanks to 3 years of cellaring.
The body is better than medium but it is so smooth and creamy.
The taste is alive with barley malts that make me think of an aged barleywine with a good dose of caramel, licorice, and a dash of spice. The hop bitterness at the end is mellow and subtle. I wish I could have more beers like this.
12-22-2012 00:44:26 | More by puboflyons
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours dark cloudy orange brown with an off white head. Burst out of the bottle and foamed everywhere. Slightly sour dark and light fruit aroma. Taste of dark and light fruit, high carbonation, somewhat sour, but mitigated by a caramel sweetness. Sour finish with light spice and hops. A fleeting metallic aftertaste drops the rating. Tasty, but too carbonated.
08-01-2012 22:51:58 | More by LiquidAmber
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
330ml bottle.Westmalle Chalice glass. Enjoyed on feb´12. Dark copper color.Off-white,large size bubbled,froth. Quickly dissipated crown. Sugar, toasted malts & notes of cinnamon to the nose.Flavors are sweet, malty, spicy with very subtle cocoa.Medium body,medium carbonation. Dry finish. Fruity –sweet plum & dark fruits- aftertaste.Nice drinkability.
04-13-2012 18:01:42 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Thanks Paul, 2008 vintage, the little dragon is wearing a Santa hat, odd , OK.
Beer served in a snifter, beer is brown and hazy with a thin brown head, high heavy carbonation, moderate retnetion, no lacing.
Aroma is sweet, raisin, a little oxidized.
Beer is light in body, completely thinned out on the palate by the over the top carbonation, illogically overcarbonated. It is a little sweet with a dryish finish, decent but not great.
02-28-2012 22:10:43 | More by drabmuh
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
From 02/25/12 notes. 750ml bottle shared by Lunch; bless you Paul. 2008 vintage.
a - Pours a dark mahogany color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of dark fruits, raisins, spices, bready malts, grain, light sugar and fruity malts, light caramel malts. PRettynice nose.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, sweet dark fruits, spices, sugar, bready malts. A little too sweet, a step down from the nose.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, almost nonexistent. Undercarbonated and a little too sweet.
o - Overall a decent beer, but the taste is a tiny bit too sweet and it was undercabronated. Nose was nice, would try it again.
02-27-2012 16:18:56 | More by mdfb79
Gulden Draak Vintage from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.