Had this beer for the first time and it was a pleasure. This is a Belgium beer by Van Steenberge brewery. It fits in the BJCP category of Belgian Dark Strong Ale, 18E. Comes in at 10.5% ABV, reddish in color, hazy appearance because of the secondary bottle conditioning process. Nice head, glass lacing, a sugary aroma of brown sugar. Flavor was complex, lots going on there, brown sugar, malty sweetness to note a couple. Very smooth, I would add dangerous too.http://globalbeer.com/belgian-beer/gulden-draak
Jamil Z has a recipe in his book Brewing Classic Styles, this is the all-grain version.
15 lbs Pilsener malt
3 lbs Munich malt 10L
1 lb Aeromatic malt 20L
1 lb CaraMunich malt 60L
1 lb Special B 120L
8 oz Wheat malt
8 oz Melanoidin malt 28L
2.42 oz Hallertau, 4% AA, @ 60 min
WLP540 or Wyeast 1762 or T-58
Pre-boil volume: 7 gallons
Pre-boil gravity: 1.087
Boil: 90 min
Ferment: start at 68F slowly raising to 72F last third.
Volumes Co2: 2.5 - 3.0
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
BEER, a mixture of malted grains, water, hops and yeast, that is transformed through the course of fermentation that transcends the simplicity of those basic ingredients, fundamentally into the drink of life.