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


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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3551) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a big wine glass. Pours a bright coppery orange with a white head of velvety foam. The aroma is green grapy and floral. Some white wine notes. Taste is big sweetness with grapes and peppercorns. Big body and thick mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Velvety.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shlemophone (27) - RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2015
Dark golden color, full head. Candy on the nose, also belgium yeast, some dark fruit, grapes. Medium light sweetness. Some raisin in taste. Alcohol is there. Pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (106) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
Ambrata carica, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, bella testa di schiuma che svanisce velocemente. Aroma di uva passa, zucchero di canna e lievi note di fico, a naso ricorda un pochino il vin santo. Al palato uva passa, fichi e zucchero di canna, leggero piccante dato dall'alcol che si ripresenta dopo qualche secondo scaldando la bevuta. Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata. Molto buona, anche se l'originale la ritengo superiore.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
amiringe (1) - MEXICO - APR 29, 2015 does not count
Beber lentamente ya que el sabor a alcohol es muy fuerte excelente sabor y aroma. La apariencia de la espumabes delicada y el color rojizo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1335) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours deep murky orange with medium off-white head. Toasted malts, caramel, ripe fruits, bit yeasty, spices. Warming but not to aggressive alcohol. Better than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Nice Gulden Draak taste with a a bit more malty flavour but also more sweet. Another solid beer by Van Steenberge

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (41) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Has a nice dark amber color with very little foam. Not as smooth or sweet as the Basic Gulden Draak. Slightly harsher with a little less flavor. It still is fairly smooth for having 10.5% ABV. I still prefer the smooth liquid caramel flavors of the original white label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4562) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark clear amber body with a large foamy off-white head with a limited life span. Aroma is caramel, Norwegian brown cheese, grains, candi sugar and hints of figs, metal and raisins. Taste is caramel, raisins, alcohol, candi sugar, rum, Norwegian brown cheese and hints of grains, metal and honey. Full body, high carbonation. Not bad, but rather one-dimensional and without the complexity I expect from a full-blown quadrupel; this one could easily have been labelled a Belgian Strong Ale. The metallic hints draw down the score somewhat. A decent beer, but no more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (269) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin but lasting head. Aroma has quite a bit going on with apple, toffee, plum, figs and yeast. Taste is somewhat sweet but as you get through the glass the bitterness come through although not too strong. Nicely balanced and quite complex, the alcohol strength isn’t too noticable. Somewhat thin but overall very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arek (503) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobursztynowe, wpadające w miedź, mętnawe piwo o obfitej i puszystej pianie oraz przyjemnym, słodowym, owocowym i winnym aromacie. W smaku gęste, rozgrzewające, początkowo słodkawe i owocowe, następnie winne z lekko wytrawnym i łagodnie goryczkowym finiszem. Mocno rozgrzewające gardło i przyjemnie drapiące w przełyk.

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