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

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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at home, almost 3 years out of date. Pours deep amber, nose is funky, pineapple, caramel, toffee, taste is similar, light Brett.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (118) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2016
Amberkleurige Quadrupel, helder... met wat gistsporen bij het inschenken. Een net niet witte schuimkraag... erg vol, deze zakt daarna snel in. Aroma is fruitig, kruidig, zoete karamel mouten en een gist / esters noot. De smaak volgt het aroma: zoete mouten, karamel, fruit...iets wrang als groene appel, kruidig en door de zoet heen wat Belgische gist tonen / esters / banaan. Een aardige prikkeling van CO2 en wat alcohol warmte... bitter is matig. Medium tot volle body, in de afdronk zoet en plakkerig. Een stevige jongen om rustig weg te nippen. I LIKE !

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (184) - - MAY 19, 2016
Hazy dark amber, big froth head but not long. Sweet malt, caramel aroma. Medium to high sweet, almost no bitterness, a little spicy and yeast notes. Full body, slick or sticky texture, not very long, a bit abrupt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beggard (60) - - MAY 18, 2016
Känguruh pub Vienna, 0,33l bottle. Fruit, malt, sweet aroma, amber color with a white 3 finger head. Very rich, malt, hop, honey, carmel and fruity taste. Stays on a tongue leaving sweet aftertaste with some bitterness in it. Alcohol well hidden, but it is obvious it’s a strong beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augdraught1981 (262) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Surprisingly clear amber pour, which I haven’t seen before in a quad. Sparkling carbonation with a creamy off white head and delicious sweet fruity & spicy aromas. Smells great! The flavor is bitter right up front, with a strong & sweet rum & brandy flavored alcohol presence in a full and smooth body. Overall, a delicious & strong alcohol forward quad.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Probabeer (137) - - MAY 14, 2016
Buenísima. Al igual que la Gulden Draak normal, tiene un sabor complejo. Cuerpo medio, sabor largo. Muy buena.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinivini (1113) - BELARUS - MAY 12, 2016
Deep amber colour, opaque, moderate head. Average retention. Nice aroma of black currant marmalade, perfume, candy, dark fruit. Medium to full body. Oily to creamy. Sweet rich malty taste. Dark fruit, caramel, brandy, warming alco. Light bitterness. Great one

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (184) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
Flesje van de buurman gekregen. Tht. 02-2015. Donkerbruin tot koperkleurig bier met een fruitig aroma. De smaak is caramelachtig en licht bitter. De bittere smaak blijft lekker in de mond hangen. Bij het drinken voel je de alcohol binnen komen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (303) - - APR 30, 2016
Bottle - clear amber, very small head, medium carbonation. Decent aroma, ok on tongue, slight ting left in mouth. Fruity tasting, quite decent - not overally alcoholic tasting for a Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes.


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