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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 35 | FT: 4
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: firemanmike109 on 11-06-2013

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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lupercmda
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnO
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jessealmlie
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fishguyac
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bschinelli
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a chalice.
A-Brought in the glass a slightly hazy, burnt orange brew, with no head, just some light cream colored bubbles on patterns on the top of the beer and a ring around the glass.
S-Apples and burnt candy predominant, with some caramel malt as it warms.
T-Just like it smells, with some spiciness like white pepper. Very sweet actually, with no heat from the alcohol.
M-Light, with a little peppery feel at the back of the throat. Could almost see this on ice with a straw.
O-A well made quad, another winner.

Photo of Beerswag
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsteve89
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of craft4mike
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brotherloco
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At its best with age.

Photo of bf7
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sliver
3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth one. Great after taste

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a very tasty beer, but i almost prefer the original a little more. this one is very very sweet, almost candy-like, with the belgian candy sugar all over the place. still highly belgian, with the yeast riding high, but it cant cut the sugar of this medium amber to bronze colored beer. the nose on it is just like the taste, with oak and apple cider and brown sugar and some white pepper, but the sweetness again is just too much, tasty, but it needs more time to dry out i think. i like the medium body on it, it seems light for its strength, and the alcohol is rather well hidden until it comes up to temperature. lingering sweetness is a lot, and a short pour of this is plenty for me, although i do appreciate it. maybe closest to a quad or a belgian type barleywine, but i think its pretty special, and these guys are awfully proud of it. probably worth the price, but share it with a buddy or a lover.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled 08/2013. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about a couple inch frothy off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, whiskey, vanilla, dried fruit, and some oak. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some apricots, golden raisins, apples and cloves. The whiskey flavor is subtle, it's definitely there but not overpowering. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and has high carbonation. It has a bit too much carbonation for me, but it doesn't hurt the drinkability of this beer too much. Not sure if I waited too long to drink this, but overall I liked it. Certainly worth a try if you come across a bottle.

Photo of double2chin
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firstlighthiker
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ljc973
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kcq101
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a chalice at home to ring in the new year. Spectacular.

Photo of JLBeaugh
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.