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

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89
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: firemanmike109 on 11-06-2013)
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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good Belgian with an American twist...whiskey barrel aging.. Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into my Chimay goblet. Hazy orange color with a big frothy and bubbly white head.

The aroma is dark fruit (Cherries, plum and raisins). Smells a little sweet and very pleasant.

Flavor is a bit more complex. The dark fruit is prominent but there is also a fair amount of Belgian yeast and the whiskey and wood are noticeable as well.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and rich. There is some alcohol presence (mild burn) and a faint amount of whiskey is noticeablee as well.

Goes down easily for a high abv beer. Tasty.

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Corked and caged 750mL bottle from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 21.99. Bottled 08/2013. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours hazy orange with a three finger white head. Keeps a thick layer of milky haze accross the surface and leaves lots of lace.

Smells fruity and sweet with mild barrel funk, faint whiskey, apples and spiced pear.

Flavors of clove, apples, pepper, barrel, yeast, honey, caramel, vague whiskey, oak and a touch of alcohol. Sweet, fruity and yeasty with the barrel it's self very faint.

Creamy medium feel with a fairly sharp carbonation. Apple, caramel and an almost spiced rum note in the aftertaste.

From appearance to flavors the Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition seems like more of a Belgian strong pale ale than strong dark. A slightly different take on their base, which I think they call a "dark tripel". Not a bad quaff but the price will prohibit a repeat purchase.

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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.