Gulden Draak (meaning Golden Dragon) is a dark Belgian beer with high alcohol by volume, brewed by the Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, East Flanders. In 1998 Gulden Draak was crowned the best-tasting beer in the world by the American Tasting Institute.
Gulden Draak has a strong scent of alcohol, which hampers the ability to easily define its aroma. Still, there is a powerful fragrance of barley, ripe plums, and cherries. Different testers worldwide mention a sweet coffee aroma. Compared to the aroma, the taste is influenced somewhat less by the alcohol. It hints at sour cherries and brown sugar. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Gulden Draak also has a high alcohol content for a beer at 10.5% ABV.