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


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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1552) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle->Trappist. Hazy copper with huge frothy offwhite head. A: sweet malt, candied sugar, plums, booze. T: sweet dark fruit, Belgian yeast, candy. Very good, though too sweet for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (94) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
0,33 l bottle, best before 21/01/15. Absolutely clear, pale amber with tan creamy head. Weak aroma of dried dark fruits and honey. Rich yeasty, fruity taste of dried plums, cherries, honey and candy sugar. Medium sweetness. Quickly overpowered by a dominant warming, alcoholic taste. Still pleasant. Medium body, lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, alcoholic finish. Overall a delicate beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
pours 5’’ of foam with 1" of beer, this could take awhile. Color is an orangeish amber with a thick lacing head. Smells of fruit brown sugar and booze. Taste of dark fruit and booze. Not as good as Gulden Draak but still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (102) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from private import. Aroma: Caramel, bread. App: Golden hazy with small white head. Taste and Palate: Medium sweet and full body. lively carbonation with abrupt finish. Overall: Good sweet Belgian beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JeibiMedeiros (2) - - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
The flavor of this one was a lot more subtle then that of other Quads that I have had. The yeasty maltiness was upfront, but some of the fruity characteristics seems to be lost in the sweetness that is present. The sweetness of the beer is not overpowering, it plays really well with the malt and yeast flavors that are present. The bitterness of the alcohol also does a nice job of cutting down the sweetness of the beer. It helps it all blend together for a decent and more easy drinking quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
On tap. Comes a dark golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, spice, caramel, and yeast. Taste is malt, yeast, spice, fruit, caramel, and some alcohol. Considered this one a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a transparent amber with fluffy white head . Sweet caramel and toffee aromas . Taste is light toffee and sweet dark plums . Nice . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle - My nephew was kind enough to bring this with him to our Thanksgiving gathering. Really tasty, and although I was expecting a huge sugar-bomb it wound up being really nice for the style and not overly sweet at all. Light notes of vanilla-like whiskey, toffee, and dried golden raisins. Flavor perfectly hides any semblance of alcohol and what’s left is apricot jam, toffee, and dates. Supple texture w/o being syrupy or overly sticky. Finishes in a fantastic way. You really would have a hard time finding anything to complain about with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (358) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
Light amber colour, white head. Blend aroma and taste, sweet malty tones like caramel and honey and a strong alcoholic warmth. Lingering sweet alcoholic aftertaste. Medium carbonation, big body, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LetsGoState (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Appearance is large white head with amber color. Aroma is strong with spices. Taste is spice and malts with a strong alcohol hit. Overall a pretty good Belgian.

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