Gulden Draak

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Gulden Draak
Gulden Draak
33cl bottle of Gulden Draak
Manufacturer Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Alcohol by volume 10.5%
Style Dark triple ale
Gulden Draak is named after the golden dragon at the top of the belfry of Ghent.

Gulden Draak (Dutch for Golden Dragon) is a dark Belgian beer with high alcohol by volume (10.5%), brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, East Flanders. It is named after the golden dragon at the top of the belfry in Ghent.[1]

There is also the quadrupel variant, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple.

Aroma and taste[edit]

Gulden Draak has a strong scent of alcohol, which hampers the ability to easily define its aroma. Still, there is a powerful fragrance of barley, ripe plums, and cherries. Different testers worldwide mention a sweet coffee aroma. Compared to the aroma, the taste is influenced somewhat less by the alcohol. It hints at sour cherries and brown sugar. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Gulden Draak also has a high alcohol content for a beer at 10.5%. Gulden Draak was awarded the best-tasting beer in the world in 1998 by the American Tasting Institute (now ChefsBest).[1]


Gulden Draak is packaged in a white, opaque, bottle in volumes of 33, 75, and 150 centilitre, and in kegs of 30 litres.


  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Van Steenberge Brewery - Gulden Draak

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