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


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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Dark orange amber color with thin offwhite head and no lacing. Aroma has apples and plum and some caramel. Flavor is mostly malt, caramel, with slight alcohol notes. Okay overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1284) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2015
red gold pour foam head. Quad? I guess there’s not much special b in this. Aroma grassy belgian hops and big big caramel. Tastes boozy caramel. golden raisins. Syrupy, but crisp belgocarb. a bit Simple for a quad, but I’d drink a few.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
de_belg (14) - - OCT 19, 2015
Malty, highly carbonated, initial sour taste of citrus fruits, long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bastian (1) - Utah, USA - OCT 15, 2015 does not count
This is one of my all time favourites. Not just another Belgian brown beer, but with a typical taste. Great to slowly drink on a winter evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (119) - spain, - OCT 12, 2015
Cata: Graduación: 10,5º Temperatura de servicio: 12ºC-14C Tipo de vaso recomendado: Copa en forma de tulipa como la propia de la marca. Copa Teku. Aspecto: De color dorado apagado, acercándose a un ámbar oscuro. Velada, y coronada por una capa de espuma blanca de aspecto jabonoso y amplitud generosa, con una retención mediana, y que deja algún rastro lacrimoso de encaje pegado al interior de la copa. Aroma: Potente aroma, dominado por las notas afrutadas de componente cítrico como naranja y otras frutas como frambuesa y cereza, que flotan sobre un fondo de caramelo y miel acompañado de un punto de pimienta, y un más que evidente componente alcohólico. Sabor y textura: Destacan en ella los matices maltosos y afrutados, con predominio del caramelo que se transforma en miel y fruta dulce en la lengua. Cerveza de cuerpo medio-alto y textura ligeramente oleaginosa, es una cerveza de trago agradable y reconfortante gracias al carbónico bien ajustado y al ardor alcohólico que deja residente en boca, con la replicación de algunas de las sensaciones percibidas en el paladar, finalizando con una sensación de sequedad y astringencia prolongadas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Deep amber body with a big off-white head. Nose of yeast and malt with notes of fruit in there as well. Taste is caramel and sweet cane sugar with a nice boozy warmth. Gets even better as it warms up. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Draft that poured a medium orange with white frothy head nice lacing around the glass. The aroma nice and subtly sweet with dried fruits mild booze. The flavor. Slightly bitter fruity malty flavor. More fruit than anything else. Stone fruits fresh and delicious. Mildly boozy on the end. Overall excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrabren (381) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 4, 2015
0.33 bottle shared with Goran and Vi?nja. Thanks Duron, Pero and Zvonko. Hazy dark golden to amber, small to medium off white head. Malty, fruity, dry fruits, but faint aroma. Spicy, sweet, dry finish. Medium body. Average.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NatBeer (10) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2015
An excellent blonde amber belgian strong ale, with a delicate aroma. The Gulden Draak is still better for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1395) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from a wineshop in Rotterdam. Dark amber pour with big fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, raisins, brown sugar, some spice and a little bit of booze. Taste is full with raisin, candied sugar and caramel. Full body with a slightly boozy finish. Good stuff.

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