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Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition

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

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (737) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Hazy golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma is yeast, suryp and caramel. Taste is bread, caramel and sugar

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1150) - rhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016

0.75 bottle.
Delicately hazy, dark red color with a large, white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, very fruity, prunes, wood, some yeasts, dough and spices as expected from a Belgian ale. Taste is sweet, malty, alcoholic, caramel, less fruity, whisky can be distinctly felt. A medium to full body, a creamy texture, and an average carbonation. Finish is long, also alcoholic, fruitier, relatively strong but somehow palatable at the same time. Overall the beer is great, it has been a while since I had a proper BA beer and this one hit the right spot at the right time.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Orange color, medium beige head. Fruity aromas, caramel malt, yeast and some spice. Taste is sweet fruits with a lot of yeast and an alcoholic touch during the finish. Not very balanced but complex and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle at the Aaahhh...L!!!! Julebord 2015. Hazy copper body with a small white head. Aroma is grainy with spicy and fruity yeast esters, honey and apricot. Taste is sweet, malty, fruits, pepper and plum. Mild booziness in finish, warm and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2016
Along with Yves at Bart place 0.75 liter bottle amber coloured body with a white head and with a fruity malt caramel aroma a malt fruity caramel alcholic sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1114) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2016
Copper colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet. Light to medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to Kenwold - by this time sat almost nekkid with his torn Y-fronts tied around his head, 15/01/16. Clear golden orange with an off white head. Nose is sweet malts, fruit rinds, spice, toffee. Taste comprises more sweet malts, caramel, orange peel, fruit rinds, light yeast, spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey close. So so ... typical overcooked Belgian stronge, all booze and little depth. Scroll on !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (840) - Łdź, POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: średnio ofita, drobnopęcherzykowa,, dziurawi się, ale dość trwała.
Zapach: wyważony balans pomiędzy aromatami whisky oraz belgijskiego mocnego ale, wyraźnie wyczuwalna whisky, beczki, drewna, trochę wanilii, sporo ciemnych owocw, wiśni, trochę śliwek, daktyli, , lekkie akcenty winne, delikatny alkohol.
Smak: bardziej wyraźne nuty belgijskiego strong ale, ciemne owoce, śliwki, daktyle, trochę melanoidyn, przypieczonego spodu od ciasta, lekkie nuty beczkowe, drzewne, trochę whisky, dość wyraźny alkohol, lekko piekący, średnia pełnia, ale nie jest zbyt słodkie, ani zalepiające.
Wysycenie: w kierunku wysokiego, korek sam wychodzi.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsnicholas (511) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle (750ml). Bottle 2/2014. Cloudy golden with two finger tan head. Aroma Belgian fruity bourbon. Taste was great. Sweet fruity Belgian yeast with bourbon barrel finish. Love it.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (5168) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
Dark golden colour. Very strong aroma of bourbon/vanilla, also some tobacco. Flavour has light coconut and tobacco.


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