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


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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle, 33cl. It pours a dark golden color, lighlty unclear, and topped by a dense, finger-thick off-white head of finger-thick size. Dried fruits, apricots mostly, cellar notes, burnt dust, some alcohol, sugar and bourbon vanilla in the aroma. Quite sweet on the palate, pleasantly carbonated, with flavors of dried fruits, sugar, vanilla and some hints of cellar and alcohol. Not much warming on the palate. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness. Nice indeed, but sort of feels ordinary. Perhaps the regular Gulden Draak is better. 120914

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
330ml bottle pours an amber orangey color with a 2 finger white head with excellent retention which leaves some exceptional lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some hints of yeast and alcohol. Taste is a caramel malty and fruity sweetness with quite a hoppy bitterness and alcohol burn in the finish. A medium to heavy body with abundant carbonation leaves a nice prickle on the tongue. A very well done quad that begs to be tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with white head. Aroma is yeasty, pepper, malt, atiny bit of peach. Taste has some sweetness, fruity, again some pepper, light grassy notes, alcohol is present, lots of phenols. Almost full body and medium carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (486) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - APR 29, 2013
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur rousse, très léger trouble, mousse moyennement abondante de tenue correcte. Des arômes de noix et de caramels qui finissent sur une note légèrement fruitée, La carbonnation explose bien en bouche. Trouvée à l’ Entrepôt - Courcelles les Lens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
On tap @ Radio Marie. Deep orange amber, lightly hazy. Malty and quite sweet, cooked pineapple, dried apricots, spice. Boozy warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (655) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 16, 2013
Bottle @ campiglio. profumo intensissimo di caramello, zucchero di canna e frutta candita con generoso sentore alcolico. Schiuma nocciola/beige, estremamente fine poco persistente. Colore ambrato, tendente al rame antico, ma ha anche riflessi rossatri. Il gusto è dolce come ci si aspetta dopo averla annusata, ma l’alcool e il gusto di liquerizia e malto tostato la bilanciano discretamente bene (anche se rimane molto dolce). Il corpo è pieno ma non come quello di una trappista, molto più oleoso ed il finale è appiccisoso per il palato, con sensazione dolciastra e note più intense di liquerizia. Una specialità, e nel suo genere buonissima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
Pours an amber beer, clear liquid with a big white rocky head. It smells really sweet. Fruity. Bit alcohol smell. The taste starts medium sweet and light bitter to light sweet and bitter. The palate is really nice. Great carbo, medium body and nice sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is slightly sweet with some interesting darker fruit elements in it. Taste is slightly sweet with the same fruit elements in it, but manages to do so in an inviting and easy-to-drink way. Very interesting...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Hoppy and malty nose. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Golden slightly copper color. Syropy and malty slightly bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
from memory. yeasts and dark fruits abound. memory is failing a bit here as was near the end of the night, and at 10.5% this surely didn’t help. but it certainly was good - not fantastic, but rather nice.

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