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

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very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Greywulfken

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quick buyer beware: this is not a barrel-aged edition of the Gulden Draak dark tripel. This is a completely different beer.

A: cloudy medium amber body; frothy sea-foam head - cork popped like champagne and the beer foam was coming out of the bottle right off the bat - caught it all in my snifter (*beer agility*); beer left laces down the glass

S: apple, peach, and pear orchards, candi sugar and holiday sweet spice

T: wet, boozy pale fruits; suggestions of apple pie seasonings and bright and chewy spices; higher notes of vanilla and oak/wood

M: smooth, full, lush, rich, creamy, fuzzy, soft and wet-fruit-sweet

O: a plush and immersive drinking experience. If you dig Belgian tripels and similarly-styled BSPAs, this is a surefire hit. And just in time for the holidays.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:45:55 | More by Greywulfken
More User Reviews:
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MystikCelt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-29-2014 05:32:53 | More by MystikCelt
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-22-2014 02:49:49 | More by beanoboy7
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2014 04:19:21 | More by mjtiernan
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-03-2014 07:38:03 | More by SocalKicks
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roblowther

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 22:52:40 | More by roblowther
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2014 11:54:17 | More by Flabbyjandro
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-22-2014 20:36:19 | More by afsdan
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QueerBeer

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 16:25:06 | More by QueerBeer
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

05-20-2014 06:34:36 | More by GRG1313
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-18-2014 09:44:51 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2014 01:37:26 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2014 01:33:39 | More by Knapp85
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-07-2014 21:06:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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sammy806

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2014 19:38:51 | More by sammy806
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-30-2014 22:39:51 | More by KevinGordon
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2014 23:12:12 | More by Bonis
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-26-2014 02:32:54 | More by shigg85
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an over-sized tulip. Vintage bottle dated from August 2013.

Appearance: Hazy (and I do mean hazy) orange amber body with a somewhat pretty thick head rising to maybe 2/3" settling perfect with even lacing.

Smell: Strong yeast with a woody note to it. Strong but dissipates quick. I really like it and can sniff it all drink long.

Taste: Strong yeast with subtle alcohol feel. Comes off a touch sweet that feel almost like scotch with light honey to it. Very good but is missing that gulden draak finish.

Mouth: Medium bodied finish, slightly sticky but with a sourness to it that is either hit or miss for most folks.

Appearance: Overall: I don't think aging this brew in whiskey barrels actually improves it. It's definitely a little different, it leaves you wanting more but comes a tad short. Still good but going for nearly twenty bucks a bottle I will probably pass next time if I ever see it.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 06:08:38 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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desint

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-13-2014 12:50:55 | More by desint
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2014 15:30:12 | More by carlmoberg
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caddyguy

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

04-01-2014 18:04:21 | More by caddyguy
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 16:17:21 | More by Tricerahops
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-16-2014 05:44:13 | More by TubaDan
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-28-2014 13:25:52 | More by Dactrius
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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.