Monday, June 21, 2021

Gulden Draak

Both Gulden Draak beer are back in stock now

Gulden Draak Classic...$18.99 / 4pk bottles
Tripel Ale or Barley Wine

A dark brown Triple Ale, which makes it an exception among the Belgian Triples. Gulden Draak is re-fermented in the bottle, and in the keg, making it a real “Living Beer”. The second fermentation offers the nice creamy head and the full body of the centuries old brewers yeast. It is a beer that you can actually nimble 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 hides the 10.5% alcohol per volume. Another name for this type of complex beer is “Barley Wine.” You sip and enjoy this beer slowly, as a treat you definitely deserve.

Tripel Ale:  On the European continent, beers with the highest alcohol content are called triples. On the British Isles (and in the USA) the tradition is to call them Barley Wines. A beer is considered a triple in Belgium when the alcohol content is 9% alcohol by volume and higher. There are some commercial exceptions, where beers are labeled “triple” even they do not have the required alcohol strength.  Why do we call them triples? When the brewer starts with three times the ‘normal’ amount of malt in the brew kettle, more starches and sugars result from the boiling process and the end result is more alcohol after fermentation.

Gulden Draak 9000 Quad...$18.99 / 4pk bottles
An exceptional, complex taste sensation with a deep, amber color. An ode ot the city of Ghent– the golden dragon standing guard atop the belfry.  25 years after one of the most recognized and successful beers in the United States, Gulden Draak gets a sibling, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple.
Gulden Draak 9000 Quad has a complex taste sensation with a rich, luxurious beer head. The sweet caramel touches and dark color, however, are still reserved for the Gulden Draak Triple.
The new recipe, based on three different varieties of malt are added in a volume four times the content of lager, which provide the Gulden Draak 9000 Quad with a deep rich amber color and a fruity, spicy scent. Together with the smooth and malty sweet taste, this sensation ensures that Gulden Draak 9000 us a wonderfully accomplished bouquet.
Just like the other specialty beers of Brewery Van Steenberge, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quad is a secondary fermented beer. A special wine yeast is used for the secondary fermentation, which contributes to the grandiose taste. At 10.7% ABV, I think you would agree!

Quad : Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, a quadrupel is a Belgian style ale with bolder flavor. Typically a dark brew that ranges within the deep red, brown and garnet hues. Full bodied with a rich malty palate. Phenols are usually at a moderate level. Sweet with a low bitterness yet a well perceived alcohol.

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