Friday, April 13, 2012

Gulden Draak Ale

  • SRM Color : 24
  • Brewer: Brewery Steenberge
  • Brewer's Description: For a unique beer of course includes a unique presentation. Therefore, it is Gulden Dragon in a white bottle is presented. The white combined with black belt, the golden dragon and the red letters make it into an elegant whole that no match can be found among the many Belgian beers. Golden Dragon is easy as an aperitif or dessert or just for a moment makes to enjoy. But this "barley wine" and harmonizes well with stews, and at Ghent stew in particular. But it also gives a value to red meat sauces like bordelaise. It is also ideal as a dessert beer, especially dark chocolate.
  • Recommended Glassware: A Tulip
  • Russ' rating: 9.5 of 10
  • With the brew: Patience
  • Comments: The color of this beer was hard to describe with just the SRM scale. It was a 24 in darkness but with just a slight garnet hue. It poured quickly with a large head of larger bubbles (>0.7mm). The head was aromatic and lasted the entire time it took to drink this beer. The scent was earthy and bittersweet, with the lovely yeast odor dominating the nose. The body of the beer was sweeter than expected but very pleasant, It has a slight caramel malt flavor but the earthy taste of the yeast was the most prominent flavor. It was hard not to drink this beer quickly. As it warmed slightly in the glass the flavors seemed to become more pronounced and balanced. I would recommend taking the bottle out of the refrigerator and letting it sit for 15 minutes before pouring and serving. That short wait pays off with this delicious beer.

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