tfratzke (63) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange with white head. Aroma of sugared berries. This beer is so sweet it puts wooly socks on my teeth. Taste is sweet caramel, more berries, biscuits, bread. So bubbly feels like champagne. A little is great, but too much and I think my blood sugar levels will be blasting through the roof.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish gold with a resilient white head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, roasted cereals. Flavor is orchard fruit, boatloads of sugar, vanilla cake, mint and bubble gum. Finish is boozey, sugar, and these violet soap-flavored bubble gums from way back in the days. Lingering green apple flavor. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Sugarbomb - got my glycemic index WAYYYYYY up.
yiannnos (1030) - , CYPRUS - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper colour. Sweet caramel, malty, toffee, fruity. A decent, but not great, quadrupel.
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. A big sweet nose with toffee, berries, brown sugar. Light heat. Sweet sugary malt base, burnt caramel, yeast, fruit especially berries. Pretty good. Cool bottle.
asedzie (658) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into a trappist glass: a deep and slightly hazy amber with thick off-white head, great retention. Nose is very simple - light touches of sweet caramel and vanilla just a bit of floral aroma, as well. Flavor is hearty, deep caramel flavors tend to be on the sweeter side, but still balanced nicely with a bit of hop bitterness. Also a touch of estery yeast flavors are noticeable. Mouthfeel is bubbly and creamy and just slightly acerbic from the high gravity. Aroma grows and becomes very pleasant as it warms.
Senka (861) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Poured in to tulip glass. Aroma of really ripe fruits - on the border between sugary juiciness and moldy horror. Some sharp yeast in the first whiff, but after the first sip it goes in to the taste. Pours cloudy orange, with spongy, head, that stays for some time. Lacing is also beautiful. Alcohol does not dominate in the taste. It adds its sharpness and plays well with sweetness and yeast. Combinations of fruity punch, and raw barley wine. Actually, the yeast in taste is very close to natural cider yeast. Medium bodied beer. Slightly oily after the first half of glass. Joyful carbonation. Heavy alcohol and iron in the finish. The beer is indeed complex, and the abv is also amazing. Barley wine is much simpler to my taste. Trappist glass would also be better - less yeast on the nose. That aroma is too cumbersome in tulip glass.
androman (826) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. Clear deep golden color, average off-white head. Aroma banana, citrus, flower, glue, caramel, brown sugar, biscuit, vanilla, tea. Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, sour notes, alcholol is quite well hidden but noticable. Light to medium body, slightly oily texture and sticky in the same time, lively carbonation, light bitter-sweet finish. Interesting, very complex aroma, but a bit too sweet for me, and I miss the bitterness.
martin00sr (1475) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sødme, malt og alkohol. Tydelig, og knap balanceret alkohol. Blød med god carb. Sødme, tørret frugt, karamel. Lidt tung, lidt for sprittet.
ghul (22) - Nieuw Vennep, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty nose, pours extremely light colour for a quadruple. Very plain, haylike flavor, not much depth. Big letdown, being a regular consumer of the "regular" gulden draak.
Cavie (4005) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gman courtesy cwsample. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a light white head. Aroma is slightly buttery, light malty sweet, some odd fruit notes. Flavor is dry, biscuity, clay and yeast. Finishes tingly with Belgian fruit and sugar.
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