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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: firemanmike109 on 11-06-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Hendrick24, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

CatapultDowntown, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

razorsdescent, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

2GOOFY, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Kevinpitts, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

mcloud2, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

The beer poured a hazed deep golden, almost orange but not quite. Looks darker than the 9000 but much lighter than standard Gulden Draak. There was a bit of sediment in the glass as well.

The aroma had alot of candy like malts, wild honey, bread, booze soaked fruit, whiskey and toffee. Other whiffs reveal more of the alcohol lying underneath along with the malt.

A delicious tasting beer, there are alot of notes of toffee, honey, butterscotch, sweeter breads, caramel, candied fruit and alcohol. There is some influence from the tannins, and a small dryness, but not dry. Gingerbread, toffee, butterscotch and brown sugar. Really nice and sweet with perhaps just a hint of whiskey barrel aging in the taste.

Overall, this a delicious ale that truly is drinkable and worth savoring. Kind of an oddity as it more closely resembles the Gulden Draak 9000 than any other beer from that "line". Regardless, its a hell of a beer and worthy of toasting from here in PA all the way to Brussels.

Stinkypuss, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

WCW, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

dent309, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Crimsontider22, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

RobertH50, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

atone315, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

MystikCelt, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

beanoboy7, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mjtiernan, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

SocalKicks, Jun 03, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 corked and caged, poured into a Chimay goblet, and the weekend is off to a great start. It pours a very effervescent tan gold color with a very active frothy off white head that settles down to a creamy thin layer and leaves no lacing. The smell is bananas, butterscotch, and bread. Taste is surprisingly citrusy given the smell. It has some oranges and cherries bouncing around on the front end, then settles to a pleasant breadiness with a slightly dry finish. Very nice, the end of the flavor leaves you craving another sip of the start. It's a moebius beer. Mouthfeel is tingly and soft, maybe a tad thin for everything else going on here. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I'm a fan of their other offerings and this one does not disappoint. Now pardon me, all of this typing is making me thirsty.

roblowther, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Flabbyjandro, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a three-finger or so head that quickly dissipates. Vanilla and oak in the nose- the barrel aging is strong with this one. First impression of the taste was BOOZE. After it warmed a bit, the booziness softened some, letting the spices and the yeast come into the taste. Still leaves that smooth, back-of-the-throat burn that a nice whiskey will. I'm guessing it will age wonderfully.

QueerBeer, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

GRG1313, May 20, 2014
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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.