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

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RATINGS: 83   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (586) - , 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Aroma is on the mild side but I do pick up caramel malt yEast whiskey and a bit of fruit. Appearance's nothing special with a large sudsy light tan head, no lace and an orange amber clear color. Flavor is like aroma with very good balance between bitter sweet and tart. Great palate. A bit boozy but that goes with this beer and goes nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1088) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Caña en cimmeria el 12-12-2014. belga bastante dulce con sabores ligeros de maderas empapadas en whiskey con ciertas toques licorosos que se aprecian sobre todo al coger temperatura. No esta mal, estaría guapo tomarla junto a su básica.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2145) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 12-12-2014.
In short: smooth "liquor" ale.
Pours hazy deep gold-light copper with nice creamy off white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, liquor, liquorice, caramel aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite malty, some wood character, liquor notes. Quite smooth. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (775) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
0,7 l bottle - Great Appearance, Appearance:Amber/orange, with a large, off white head.(God retention some lacing. Looks really good as well as the bottle.) Arroma: sweet apples (Golden Delicious), Belgian yeast, wood Taste: Banana, golden delicious apples with some wood and light boozy whisky tones.Moderate sweet. Light bitterness seems to only exist in the atertaste. medium body,averae carbonation. Seems to lack character. It’s bit on the sae side and friendly on the safe side in a non good way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1335) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Aroma of strong dried fruit, oak, vanilla, spicy yeast, a little candy sugar. Flavour is sweet. A little boozy. Enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Het moet gezegd worden, de fles ziet er prachtig uit. schenkt helder koper met geel/witte en schuimige kraag. Aroma van mout, zoet, caramel, whisky tonen, gist en wat vanille. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, licht bitter, stevig alcoholisch, mooie zachte whisky tonen, granig/moutig. medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, en kruidige afdronk.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (239) - - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a dark amber body with a medium head. Yeasty aroma. Nice and balanced taste of malty tones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber/orange, with a large, off white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, alcohol, and a little bit of wood and whiskey. Flavor is fruit, sugar, yeast, alcohol, wood and whiskey. Medium body, long finish. Quite good, but probably not worth the price ($21).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
6 dec 2014, tap. Orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is spiced belgian yeast. Full body and moderately fizzy. Rick candy, bubble gum, spiced, yeasty. A bit too rich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2377) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown, small brown head. Sweet fruity aroma. Soft taste of yeast, red fruit and some smooth whiskey. Nice and gentle.


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