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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: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Taste this 3 times, first end nov. ’13 on Horeca Expo Ghent. Almost clear lightamber/orange color, with an offwhite head. Aroma: yeast, sweet, alcohol, wood touch. Medium/Full body Taste: sweet, apricot, yeast, grain/malts, wood and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Small head amber misty pour medium strong carbonation aromas caramel citrus dried fruit toffee doughy note whiskey goodness the flavours rich whiskey sweet note toffee dried fruit citrus crispness caramel yeast backing doughy note white pepper clove nutmeg the spice advice after the malt assault great stuff on the palate the Draak lives on the finish a nice edition good strong whiskey barrelling lasting spice malt and hop tastes good yeast backing lovely sweetness rewarding ale to the palate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1237) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2015
Color marrón de espuma beige bastante cremosa. Aroma con bastantes matices, dulces y frutales. Como la versión estándar muy buen cuerpo y complejo sabor donde hay caramelo, notas de chocolate,... todo ello en un tono licórico general que deja un grato regusto. Muy buena aunque la estándar me gustó más.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1094) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
dark orange big initial head. Aroma cherries, whisky, lactic wood. Tastes caramel, honey, whiskey. Some alcohol heat. Tastes simple, sweet. smooth for 10% though

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (261) - MEXICO - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle, 750ml. A semi cloudy dark amber beer with a minimal white head. Aroma is kind of fruity with alcohol, caramel, malt and wood. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic finish. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste is of a very strong Belgian beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (526) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. Hazy amber with a frothy to minimal tan head. Musky aromas of toffee, sour fruits, ginger, firewood, cognac. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet fruitiness with a fiery bitter character. Rich malt undertone with a heavy whisky finish. Impressive.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (413) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Pours dark amber, tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, biscuit, cake, bread, butter. Powerful yet silky. Bitter and long finish, with certain sweet notes from the whiskey. Formidable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From Systembolaget. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, dried fruit, whiskey.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, dried fruit, sweet, yeast, raisin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (933) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 22, 2015
reddish color, clear, quite big off-white foam; caramel, alcohol, some fruits, woody notes in aroma; medium bitterness and sourness, slightly sour, fullish body, little bit oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter/dry/tartish finish; Overall: balanced, nice taste and aroma, good looking and good mouthfeel, very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (176) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
Imbottigliata a Febbraio 2014, ambrata, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma di frutta a polpa gialla (banana, pesca, mango), whisky, leggero miele, zucchero caramellato, leggero lattico. Stesse note al palato, con in aggiunta una nota speziata ed erbacea sul finale, con l'alcol che riscalda la bevuta. Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata. Niente male, anche se continuo a preferire la Gulden Draak classica.


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