Beer Review #8: Gulden Draak

26 Jan

So I got diseased but good! I’ve been sick since a couple of days after my last post and have subsequently been cursing every single person I’ve come into close proximity to due to the fact that they are all filthy, disease addled hobos and have spread their pestilence to me. Now that I’m finally better and can think straight, its time to once again get back to the beer reviews. Today’s selection is Gulden Drak, a beer that might be made from distilled rainbows.

The beer menu at Croxley’s states that its a Belgian beer made with banana, brown sugar, caramel, and is lightly spiced. If that sounds pretty awesome to you, that’s because it is. It is SO AWESOME. I’d tell you more about what the beer is made with, or how they make it, or anything else, but all I can tell from the Google translated site of the Dutch brewer is that the beer was named after a dragon on top of a church and it goes on about Irish coffee and some kind of battle or some such. I don’t know, Google translate made a mess of it and I can’t read Dutch, so you’re pretty much on your own here.

What I can tell you is this: This is a strong beer, that is quite dark in color. It goes down very smooth and doesn’t have they heavy body that you usually find with many dark beers. It’s middle of the road in terms of body, which I find nice because you can drink a few and not feel like you’ve had a huge meal. The aroma is pretty strong. It practically reeks of alcohol, but at 10.5% ABV I’m not really surprised by that. Forget all that, however. Let’s get to the heart of the matter, which is how it tastes. Let me tell you that this beer easily makes it into my top 5. It’s unbelievable! Gulden Draak is like the candy of beers. It’s slightly fruity with a sweet finish. The aftertaste is very reminiscent of bananas, which makes sense given the menu description and the fact that its named after a dragon statue (?!). If you have a chance to try this, jump on it. I get it whenever I can and I savor every drop. I will go so far as to provide you with this link so you can see if its available in your area. It’s a link to’s beer finder. Enter your location and it’ll give you nearby places that sell the beer you’re looking for. A handy tool and I highly recommend you use it to get some Gulden Draak. Tonight after work I’ll be going out with some coworkers and you can be sure I’ll be looking for this at whatever bar we end up at. Cheers!

10.5% ABV

Gulden Draak
Gulden Draak
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