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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 210
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 17
Gots: 59 | 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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Reviews: 42 | Hads: 210
Reviews by ikantspel:
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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

25.4 oz bottle into a duvel tulip
Bottled 8.2013

Pours an apple cider honey color with a vibrant foamy head that seems abject to lacing

Champagne in the nose heavily accented by spicy cloves and grapes

Taste is tripel like with Belgian spice, peppery clove, but highlighted by citrus and whiskey at the end

Very crisp and the alcohol is masked well. Although doesn't fit the BSDA it was good (395 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jmasher85
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fair warning: the cage around the cork seems to be glued on, so when you try to pull it off, expect the cork to pop off too.

I tried the 2/14 bottling a year and a half later and while I got this bottle on clearance sale, I gladly would have paid full price. It pours a lovely murky apricot color with a generous amount of foam, and the smell follows suit - lots of yeast and esters that give off a rich apricot and cider apple scent, with a whiff of bubblegum. Sweet, but still beer-y.

Once it hits your palate though, all bets are off, and that sweet fruity scent gets punched down right quick. Rich, woody, and a hint of whiskey make their way into the flavor, as well as some tasty malts and a lovely creamy flavor and texture that comes from the head that just won't quit. At 10% abv, this is a beer that could easily have stepped over the edge but didn't, and we're all the better for it. I'm really excited to try the un-barreled version. (951 characters)

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

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Photo of dent309
2/5  rDev -50.4%

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

Photo of RobertH50
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JMS1512
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)

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

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MTLDOG
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%

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

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

Photo of MontereyBay831
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Sliver
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)

Photo of jmueller216
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kcq101
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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