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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (883) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a hazy orange with thin white head . Orange peel aromas are present along with some mild spice . Citrus and floral flavors are dominant with a faint sweet whiskey note . Moderately high carbonation . Finish is sweet . Pretty good , not sure if taste warrants the price , but glad I got to try it . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
A nice whiskey barrel aged version of gulden draak. Pours a beautiful bright cloudy orange with a tan head. Smells of banana, apple and strawberry. Taste is quite sweet in the Belgium spectrum, but not tart. Lots of Apple and banana, and just a slight amount of whiskey in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft. Amber pour, slightly hazed. Aroma is caramel, clove, apples and pears. Flavor is wine poached pears, caramel, and vanilla. Decadent and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
From tap. Cloudy orange with a small off white head. Toasted malty. Toasted and fruity and carmelish. Bitter and slight herbal. Toasted and fruity finish. Bitter and dry berbla finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7120) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Bouteille 75cl, BB 23/07/2017. Orangée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme offre pas mal de belles notes de whisky avec un bouquet très belge et mainte fois revu. Cela n’en déplaise, l’arôme reste agréable avec une impression de boisé, léger pomme caramélisée et un fin bouquet fleuri houblonné. Palais sur une effervescence assez haute avec pas mal, ici encore, de ce profil de levure belge. Retrouve un malté caramel et pâle qui est agréable et un boisé qui confère à la bière cette belle vertu whisky. Fine note houblonné tirant vers des tons nobles, pointe liquoreuse qui accentue les 11%. N’étant pas spécialement un fan de VanSteenberge, j’admets que cette bière est une belle découverte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3025) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Orange with a darkish hue, hazy. Fruity oak- aged nose. Dried apricots, dried pineapples, slight buttery cream corny soft malty. And a sort of dark overtune. Whiskey sure, but almost bourbundy with all the fruityness. Full bodied, quite soft, round. Lots of sweets, belgy yeasty malty. Med long finish, really tasty though. The BA isn’t overpowering or aggressive, kind of nicely melted together. The high abv isn’t bothering either, so pretty nicely done. Smooth, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1320) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
750 ml bottle at home. Pours a little cloudy dark orange with a decent off-white head. High alcoholic aroma, with lots of brown Sugar notes, some peach, nice whisky scents as well. Medium body, very sweet, some honey evolution (a year old), nice carbonation, but a tad too high on the alcohol. Taste is a lot of maltiness, honey; dissolved powder Sugar... nice aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobEvers (317) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
fles 75cl klleur: amber, mooie dikke schuimkraag geur: mout, zoete banaan, maar ook alcohol smaak: vrij zoet; bitter en scherp, wiskey; maar tegelijk proef je alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
8th Feb 2015: on tap in The Trappist, Brugge. One of the beers I chose to be in my flight. Very impressed with this, smooth, mellow and far too easy to drink for such a strong ABV brew. Dark golden amber look with a thin wisp and collar for a head. Boozy, malty and fairly sweet in the nose and taste with some woody, spirit notes showing in the taste towards the end of each lovely sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MonsterMagnet (410) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle 75cl. Pours amber/red with an off white head. Didn’t take proper tasting notes. Very sweet, liquid marzipan with dry-ish wood and whisky notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Loads of banana, some nice whisky notes. A slight hint of marzipan.

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