The Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition is a tribute to Jozef Van Steenberge and the 230th birthday of the brewery. This exclusive Gulden Draak combines the technology and the craftsmenship of the traditional brewing process. By letting the beer mature on whiskey barrels it gives it a distinctive and gental finish that you have never tasted before.
Pours cloudy amber orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a sweet fruity and quad-like, though with a touch of wood and whiskey-booze that make it less sharp. A dull, sweet flavor with light wood and whiskey character…slightly boozy and quite smooth. Very good. Pretty fresh and lively.
With roots dating back to 1295, St. Stefanus Blonde is the original abbey beer contracted to the Van Steenberge Brewery. St. Stefanus Blond pours a light golden color with a good head that stays, lacing the glass as you drink it. Aroma is nice and yeasty, notes of bubblegum, barnyard, sweet hay, mild cheese, sweet earth, light floral tones. Big, bready mouthfeel, sparkling carbonation, fizzy yeast. Flavor is big, spicy, and bready with notes of cereal, lemon, and tart grains. The flavor has the same with a very nice bitterness to balance. Very well done.