Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Ertvelde, Belgium


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Gulden Draak, lonely at the top for 25 years, now gets company
The birthday present: Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple, an enrichment of the Gulden Draak range.
An ode to the past and to the city of (9000) GHENT The Gulden Draak is named after the gilded statue on top of the belltower of Ghent. Such eminent symbol, that has been standing firm for over 6 centuries, deserves equally grand beers. The unsurpassed Gulden Draak as dark tripel of 10,5% alcohol gets, after 25 years of growing success, quite an addition, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple.

All features of the Gulden Draak The extremely rich and complex taste sensation and the stable beer head can also be found in the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple. The sweet caramel touches, however, are still reserved for the Gulden Draak.

With addition of extra malt The new recipe, on basis of 3 different kinds of malt added in a volume of 4 times the content in lager, provide the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple with a deep golden amber colour and a fruity scent. Together with the smooth and subtle sweet taste ensures this a wonderfully accomplished bouquet.

In line with the traditions of Brewery Van Steenberge Just like the other specialty beers of Brewery Van Steenberge is the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple a beer of high fermentation with secondary fermentation. A wine yeast is used for the secondary fermentation, which also contributes to the grandiose taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (131) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden colour. Huge lasting white head. Aroma of malt and belgium yeast. Flavour of alcohol first, then malt and yeast. Alcohol a bit too present. Lake complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1998) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
750 ml bottle, one year in the cellar. Pours a viscous caramel into my St. Bernardus chalice, lighter than many quads. Orchard fruit and alcohol on the aroma. Gently sweet flavor relative to the sweeter Gulden Draak, again fairly prominent alcohol but not unpleasantly so. Pretty nice though not really something one needs to seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (574) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Not a bad quad, alcohol heat is a bit too noticeable though. Flavours of yeast and malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hrc_Cro (157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
0.33l bottle. Hazy copper color with big white head. Aroma of dark fruits and champagney bitterness. Taste is sweet in beginning and nice bitterness in finsh. One of best beers in world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aletcm (141) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 25, 2014
Cor cobre de espuma de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo, frutas pretas, passas. No sabor, frutas pretas, calor alcoólico perceptível com final caramelado e seco adstringente. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FireGlider (86) - CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
0.33 bottle. Muddy amber colour, big head but not thick(it looks like soap foam). Aroma of grapes but with aftertaste suited to beer. Full taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nicocanta (47) - - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Quadruple, toujours demi teinte à mon sens. Robe ambrée. Forte teneur d?alcool masquée par des arômes sucrés.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into a snifter..rusty colored pour with 1 finger white head..aroma of spices,caramel,bread,dark fruits..boozy,malty,spicy,funky..really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (453) - SPAIN - DEC 22, 2014
Hazy golden-amber colour, with a normal head that leaves some lace and a ring. Smell is very alcoholic, with dark fruits, ripened fruits, vanilla and spices. Medium body, creamy and sticky palate. Taste is the same as smell: alcohol notices a lot, dark fruits, spices... Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adricadabra (8) - Crehange, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Allons-y pour la Gulden Draak Quadruple. Déjà que la version standard me plaît beaucoup, c’est plein d’excitation que je m’attaque à cette version "boostée". Intéressons nous à ce produit, issue de 3 malts différents, sa deuxième fermentation est déclenché par une levure utilisée pour le vin, la Gulden Draak Quadruple est un produit complexe. Au visuel : Un bel ambré accompagné d’une mousse bien crémeuse A l’odorat : Le bon malt bien fort juste derrière cette touche fruitée, caramélisée Au goût : Belgian Strong Beer oblige, y a de la puissance (10,5% quand même Messieurs), s’en suit du côté sucré de cette bière qui permet de se dégager de l’alcool pour finir avec un peu d’amertume et cette sécheresse qui vous chatouille la langue. Le tout est rond en bouche avec une saveur qui ne s’en va pas de sitôt Vous l’avez bien compris, cette Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple a tout bon, et chez moi elle ne cessera de faire plaisir à mon palais. Houblonement votre Adrien.

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