Additional notes: 10/09/22: Pictured.
Beautiful, cherry-red mahogany pour. Lovely, rocky slightly beige head.
Lots of alcohol, still, but there is a light fruit note which makes it insanely drinkable. Light in the mouth, moreish and sweet. Gentle aggression, that’s the feel with Gulden Draak.
Classically rich and strong, don’t go here if you don’t want that. Simple.
Original notes: 04/01/2005
Very deep, dark appearance with an amazing aroma of cherries, dates, other dark fruits and a little gasoline! Very strong spirit/alcohol smell.
This is one serious beer. Lots of character, flavor and an amazing warming effect on its way down. Not much hop character anywhere present, but bowls and bowls of malt fruits and serious alcohol.
Mouthfeel is predictably large with overwhelming texture, bordering on a little too much for me. The sheer richness of the drink as a whole took away slightly from its drinkability for me, but nevertheless an experiential and exceptional beer.
One you have GOT to try.