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Van Steenberge "Gulden Draak" Belgian Ale (330 ml 4-PACK)
Van Steenberge "Gulden Draak" Belgian Ale (330 ml 4-PACK)


 
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Price: $15.79 + $0.20 CRV = $15.99
Winery: Van Steenberge
Varietal: Belgian Dark Ale
Region: Belgium
Bottle Size: 330 ml 4-PACK (11.2 oz)

Product Code: B-GULDENDRAAK330ML4PK
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Notes from the Brewery:

Did you know that the Gulden Draak is named after the golden statue at the top of the Belfry in Ghent ? The statue was originally donated to the city of Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey) by the Norse king Sigrid Magnusson in 1111, during one of the first crusades. Approximately a century later, Boudewijn IX, Count of Flanders, ordered it to be transported to Flanders. In 1382, the cities of Bruges and Ghent even waged a battle over this statue. And who do you think won ?

Gulden Draak is a dark brown Triple Ale, which makes it an exception among the Belgian Triples. The second fermentation offers the nice creamy head, the full body and all the vitamins of the centuries old brewers yeast. It is a "thick" beer, that you can actually "eat" to adventure the complex taste. Gulden Draak balances a natural malt toffee-like sweetness with a mellow happiness and some hoppy accents. The aroma is round, sweet and reveals the 10.5 alcohol by volume.

This “barley wine” blends in well with and in stews and specifically in Ghent or Flemish beef stew. It also comes into its own in sauces that accompany red meat, especially in a bordelaise. It is also eminently suited for desserts, especially pure chocolate desserts.

Tip : Why not substitute the whiskey in your Irish Coffee with this delicious beer…
Or Gulden Draak with Pas de Bleu; a surprising taste combination from Ghent… what more do you need ?


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