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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

42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 209
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 17
Gots: 59 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
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: 209
Reviews by roblowther:
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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (807 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

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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%

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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

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.