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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (565) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle from Brewer’s Haven Boise... Paid $13ish... Pours a hazy dark yellow/orange... looks like peach or apricot nectar... not very pleasing... the head is off white and sticks around for quite a while... Not nearly as dark as the standard Gulden Draak. The nose is pretty interesting.. spicy/fruity... apricot and lite clove with a dusting of whiskey and vanilla.. complex but restrained. Lighter whiskey than expected... much more of a BSPA than a BSDA... no dark malt/fruit elements really at all... peach and apricot are the biggest players with a dry vanilla/oak in the background... light clove phenol notes with an even lesser peppery bite. Body is medium/light with a pretty big but expected carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (125) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Amberleurig, witte schuimkraag, kruidige geur, zoetig, vanille. Smaak van mout, gist, specerijen, vanille, beetje caramel, alcohol. Zoetig, licht bitter. Lekker zwaar!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bruwle (2) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
rad stuff! I miss a good foamy head but the taste is intense. Nice amber color. All in all very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Gold with a white head. Vanilla, wood, heavy dried fruits, spice, sweet and light alcohol. Smooth palate, heavy fruit, candied sugar, alcohol, nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5863) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Pale amber coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, fruity alcoholic nose with notes of spices. Sweet malty, light spicy, warming alcohol and fruits with distinct whiskey woody notes. Touch of vanilla in the finish. Decent brewmaster(s) choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10500) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Corked bottle. Orange amber color. Malt, candied fruit but hardly a trace of whisky in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with dried fruit and shy whisky notes. Alcoholic. Drinkable, but lacks character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peter_L (845) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Brunröd vätska med tjockt kaffefärgat skum. Tydliga och intensiva dofter av karamell, mörk fruktkaka, dadlar och soltorkade russin. En nästan perfekt munkänsla där stor fyllighet dansar till eldiga toner av karamell och torkade russin på ett balgolv omvälvt av tunga, mjuka fruktgobelänger. En snudd på fulländad wienervals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1109) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
75cl bottle at home. Hazy orange/amber brown with a full off-white head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweetness with some bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, wood, dark fruits, vanilla and some subtle whisky tones. Although the whisky is quite subtle, this still is a nice experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty woody vanilla and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty woody dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5620) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at the Paas monthly tasting. Thin white head. Slightly hazy light amber pour. Subtle whiskey notes. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (670) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy orange coloured beer with a small white head. Sweet and alcoholic aroma with some fruit notes. Soft sweet honey taste, but also very alcoholic. (Bottle 33cl)

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