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Brouwerij Van Steenberge

Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Gulden Draak Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 12%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Gulden Draak Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 12%
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of fruitcake, bubblegum, rum-raisin, nutmeg, and spiced pumpkin with a satiny, bright, effervescent, very sweet medium-to-full body and a medium-length egg custard, nut shells, and parchment finish. A very sweet beer that might be a nice holiday desert pairing.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fruitcake, bubblegum, rum-raisin, nutmeg, and spiced pumpkin
Taste Flavor: egg custard, nut shells, and parchment
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pound Cake, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very sweet beer that might be a nice holiday desert pairing.

The Importer

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325 N Main Street, Unit 15A
Middleton, MA 01949
USA
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Imperial Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial stouts are dense, opaque black in color and strong in alcohol, typically ranging from 6.5-12%. These beers usually have a note of sweetness and contain burnt cocoa and dried fruit flavors. They are stronger versions of the original stout style and were first brewed by the British to withstand the rigors of export to Russia and the Baltic states. The style was nearly extinct until its revival by the British brewer Samuel Smiths in the early 1980s. In recent years, imperial stouts have been embraced by US craft brewers and are quickly becoming staples of many brewers’ growing seasonal portfolios. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Imperial Stout, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Deschutes The Abyss and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.