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Did you know that the Golden Dragon is named after the gilded image on top of the Gent Belfort?
According to legend graced the gilded dragon prow of the vessel in which the Norwegian king Sigrid Magnusson in 1111 run on a crusade. He donated the statue to the emperor of Constantinople (now Istanbul) to place. On the dome of the Hagia Sophia A hundred years later, the Flemish Count Baldwin IX showpiece transfer to our regions where the Norwegian dragon finally fell into the hands of the locals. After the battle on the Beverhoutsveld in 1382 the Ghent took the dragon as war booty and placed on the Belfry. The Belfry was the place where the municipal charters were preserved. The dragon had to protect it and stood also symbolizes the freedom and power of the city.
With such impressive symbol for more than six centuries maintains, hear all equally impressive beer. As the dragon at the top of the city shines, Gulden Draak many years has been the world's best beers. It is a dark triple, which is already in itself an exceptional beer, but the complex flavor with notes of caramel, roasted malt and coffee, hazelnut and creamy colored head make it unique. In short it is a beer worthy of its name.
Like other specialty beers from Brewery Van Steenberge Gulden Draak is a high fermentation beer with secondary fermentation. For the fermentation uses a wine yeast that also makes its contribution to the matchless taste.
For a unique beer of course also includes a unique presentation. Therefore Gulden Draak presented in a white bottle. The white, combined with the black belt, the golden dragon and red lettering make it very stylish, that no match is among the many Belgian specialty beers.
Gulden Draak is easy to drink as an aperitif or dessert or just if you will take time to enjoy. But this "barley wine" and harmonizes well with stews, and at Ghent stew in particular. But it also adds value to sauces with red meat like a Bordeaux. It is also suitable as a dessert beer, especially dark chocolate.
Tip: Replace the whiskey in Irish Coffee once by this jewel ... or Golden Dragon with Pas de Bleu: Gents ... more surprising and should not be.
Gulden Draak, discover its enchanting charm and convince yourself of the difference.
In the glass
Color: dark with caramel colored head
23 ° Plato Aroma: alcohol, roasted malt and coffee
Taste: very full mouthfeel with notes of chocolate, caramel and alcohol
Finish: bittersweet and very long
Fermentation both in bottle and barrel ensures a long shelf life with taste evolution.
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