Gulden Draak Classic Dark Red Triple 750ml
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.
NOSE: Sweet with scents of brown sugar, toffee, alcohol, spices, and malt.
APPEARANCE: Pours a semi-translucent, dark amber color with a huge, fluffy, dirty-tan head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing.
TASTE: Very sweet with flavors of dark fruits, malt, and caramel. As I sip it, I am initially inundated with pure sugar sweetness. But as I let it sit on my tongue and gently slide down the back of my tongue, the other flavors start to take center stage and put on quite the performance!
MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied with a creamy texture and slightly-higher-than-average carbonation.