Did you know that the Golden Dragon is named for the golden statue at the top of the Ghent Belfry?
According to legend, the golden dragon adorned the prow of the ship that the Norse king Sigrid Magnusson in 1111 on food crusade. He donated the statue to the emperor of Constantinople (now Istanbul) to the dome of the Hagia Sophia in place. One hundred years later, the Flemish Count Baldwin IX showpiece transfer to our regions, where the Norwegian dragon finally fell to the locals. After the battle at Beaver Wood Field in 1382 citizens of Ghent took the dragon as war booty and placed at the Belfry. The Belfry was the place where the municipal charters were kept. The dragon had to protect was
also stands for the freedom and power of the city.
With such impressive symbol for more than six centuries, maintains, should have an equally impressive beer. As the dragon at the top of the city shines, one Golden Dragon for years to the world’s best beers. It is a dark triple, which in itself makes an exceptional beer, but the complex flavor with hints of caramel, roasted malt and coffee, and the creamy hazel head make it unique. In short it is a beer worthy of the name.
Like other specialty beers from Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Golden Dragon is a high fermentation beer with secondary fermentation. For the secondary fermentation is used a wine yeast that also contributes to the incomparable flavor.
For a unique beer of course includes a unique presentation. Therefore, Golden Dragon in a white bottle presented. The white, combined with the black belt, the golden dragon and the red letters make it a stylish whole, that no equal found among the many Belgian beers.
Golden Dragon is easy to drink as an aperitif or dessert or just for a moment makes to enjoy. But this “barley wine” harmonizes perfectly with and stews, and a stew Ghent in particular. But it also gives a value to red meat sauces like bordelaise. It is also ideal as a dessert beer, especially dark chocolate.
Tip: Replace Coffee Irish whiskey once this gem … or Golden Dragon with only the Blue: Gents … More surprising and should not be.
Golden Dragon, discover its magical charm and convince yourself of the difference.
In the glass
Color: dark with caramel-colored foam
23 ° Plato Aroma: alcohol, roasted malt and coffee
Taste: very full mouth feel with hints of chocolate, caramel and alcohol
Finish: bittersweet and very long
Packaging: bottles of 33 cl, 75 cl , 1.5 liter and 30 liter drums
both fermentation in the bottle and barrel ensures a long shelf life with taste changes.