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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1007) - 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


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Keg at Drygate. It pours rich good with a thick white head. The nose is sweet, rich bready action, candy, icing sugar, dusty, cereal, dairy lee, light plastic and processed ham. The taste is boozy, sweet, white bread, spice, toasty grain, hard alcohol, sweet banana, icing sugar, cheap whisky and mild astringency with a dry, boozy finish. Medium body and moderate+ carbonation. Really messy and a bit thin. A big disappointment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1958) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, alcohol, crème. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, crème, vanille, alcohol. Te zoet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1961) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
Oranje onhelder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt vanille, kaarsvet. Smaakt vanille, veeels te zoet, siroop, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle, bought @Saveur Bière. Pours clear dark golden with a large, frothy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, vinious, caramel, sugar, oak, light vanilla. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malts, sweet caramel, vinious, vanilla, warming. Quite elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (842) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
-on tap- Copper with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, Belgian spice and some pepper. Sweet, spicy, bourbon and alcohol finish. Overall: enjoyable. Not as vineous as their regular one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours haxy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of malt, dark sugars, light candy, honey. Taste is surprisingly thin, no barrel action, honey again. Light Belgian yeast finish. Elegant, I guess, but not that interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2015
On keg at the Hanging Bat. Appearance - deep amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee honey and brown sugar. Taste - more sweet toffee notes. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - it’s too cold. But it’s good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3014) - 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 (3641) - 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 (1341) - 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.


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