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

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89
very good

42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 205
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 5.21%
Wants: 17
Gots: 56 | FT: 4
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: firemanmike109 on 11-06-2013

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Reviews by bobhits:
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3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy light straw/gold color. A LOT of yeast in this one to the point of being both bright and completely opaque. A nice creamy white head (yeah I said cream) with some lacing.

I swear this smells like an alcoholic apple cider slightly subdued by yeast and some vanilla notes from the oak.

I should have reviewed my notes on Gulden Draak before this review, but I'm getting apple juice, some belgian tripple yeast, a lot of fruit esters, a lot of alcohol and a good bit of vanilla. This is one intense high powered beer.

A lot of alcohol and very acidic beer, almost pushing into sour levels. A lot of me wonders how much bourbon was in this barrel as this almost reminds me more of oak barrel aging with some vanilla extract perhaps added.

I'm not a huge belgian fan, but you know this is nice. The 10.5% is way too noticed. I think a year of age will really help this...or 3. The vanilla notes are a nice help from the bourbon barrel. All and all I like this one but it's nothing special and certainly at 20 bucks a bottle way beyond the cost of benefit ratio I'd like. (1,085 characters)

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong apples flavor complimented by cherry and oak; phenomenal. (64 characters)

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip. Thick amber color with 1 finger of cream colored head. Good lacing. Smelled sweet, dark raisins, malty, great smell. Taste was a bit too sweet, raisins and spices, sugar and a little boozy. Had a nice finish though with malt and yeasty. Avg mouthfeel pretty smooth. I enjoyed this beer, slightly too sweet for my taste but it was a nice beer. (364 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth one. Great after taste (29 characters)

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.