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Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition

Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Our brewmaster, Jef Versele, crafted this exclusive Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition as a tribute to his grandfather Jozef Van Steenberge and the 230th birthday of the brewery. His inspiration came from his numerous trips to the United States and his deepest respect for the craft beer culture. This exclusive Gulden Draak combines the technology and the craftsmenship of the traditional brewing process. By letting the beer mature on whiskey barrels it gives it a distinctive and gental finish that you have never tasted before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (355) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Better than the normal Gulden Draak. I get a sweetness and slight yeasty and wood aroma from this hazy orangy red brew. The taste is sweet and slightly bitter followed by a nice woody flavor coupled with the warmth o the alcohol. It’s full bodied and very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (417) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2015
Bought at #Systembolaget, Sweden at the release 2015-11-06. ABV: 10.5%

The beer pousr a little bit hazy, dark orange/amber with a one finger high, thin, white head.

Nose: The beer is still cold (about 5C/41F) and I think the nose will grow on higher temperature.
Orange, butter, caramel malt, citrus, herbs, Belgian yeast. pears, apples and candied sugar.
Taste: Caramel, brown sugar, spices, candy, apple, orange, whiskey barrel, wood, oak and some honey.
Mouth: Full body. Creamy. Complex texture with high sweetness and a dry aftertaste. Crisp and sharp carbonation.

Tis is a truly beatiful beer!

Brewmaster Jef Versele has made a great job when he crafted this exclusive Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition as a tribute to his grandfather Jozef Van Steenberge and the 230th birthday of the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (647) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
3/4 liter bottle. Amber colored beer with a small white cup. Tastes like caramel, whiskey, wood and raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2297) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2015
Draft @ Trollenkelder. Dark brown/amber colour, beige foam. Sweet nose of caramel, toffee, whisky. Malty with light bitter hoppy finish. Warming and a bit alcoholic. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2952) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Pours cloud orange amber with low off-white head. Aroma is slightly medicinal, with whisky, nuts, caramel, roasty notes, light citrus. Taste is rich, sweet and nutty with a mellow toffee finish and some peats coming through towards the end. Medium to rich bodied, creamy, with average carbonation. Nice enough, a bit too much carbonation and the nose a bit held back but apart from that a pleasant experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Keg @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh (Ratings Backlog) Pours amber/orange a touch hazy/cloudy with a white head. Nose is great, bread yeast, peaches, toffee, honey and just a general fruity note. Taste is good, woody, some more honey so that does give a sweeter finish but not too sweet. Some slight whisky on the finish and you do get a slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (211) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2015
Se nota el sabor a whiskey, buen cuerpo, poca espuma, sabores dulces y intensos, olor fuertes a alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1544) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Good but not like I had hoped. Good strong Belgian yeast aroma with a faint woody sweetness and whiskey. Cloudy golden color with a fizzy head. Medium palate, which was lighter than expected. Flavors matched the aromas; however, the whiskey was not very pronounced. A little boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (300) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015

Fruits, malts, caramel, whiskey, vanilla.

Slightly turbid amber beer with a small off-white head.

Sweet fruity whiskey throughout the beer, finishes slight bitter and dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daanminator (375) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
We hadden een 0.75l fles 2015 editie. Mooi oranje/gouden kleur met een mooie witte schuimkraag erop. Geweldige smaak eraan net zoals het aroma. De whiskey kwam wat subtiel over met in de achtergrond wat hinten van caramel. Kan weinig bieren noemen die zo lekker waren als deze!

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