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

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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's EditionGulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition

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BA SCORE
89
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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3.5/5  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.

ThickNStout, Wednesday at 05:27 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

wisrarebeer, Nov 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

JackRWatkins, Nov 18, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +22.6%

trudi327, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Aisha, Nov 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

mrk829, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Beersnake1, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

_morandi_, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Mikeyson4, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Hendrick24, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

CatapultDowntown, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

razorsdescent, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

2GOOFY, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Kevinpitts, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

mcloud2, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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 -5.8%

WCW, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.7%

dent309, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Crimsontider22, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

RobertH50, Jul 28, 2014
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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.