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

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RATINGS: 690   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle, 10.5%. Vinous aroma, some earth, very caramelly and very peppery. Almost clear ruby/amber colour. Small white head. The flavour is quite sweet and caramelly, and quite peppery. Tastes oxidised, but not too much, and it balances off the beer well enough. Quite booze, but has a warming quality to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with airy light beige head. Clear, spicy aroma with notes of malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of caramel malt with spicy notes and warming alcohol presence. Fruity and caramellish aftertaste with a distinct boozy note. I really like the beer style but this Quadrupel seems to be a trifle too powerful for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (302) - DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013
33 cl bottle. Light orange brown. Sweet aroma with caramel and honey. Taste is sweet and a bit metallic. Lots of alcohol heat and gum bite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Although the pale colour and quadruple classification through me off for a while, this is very similar to the Gulden Draak I know and love. I first tried this beer in its home city of Ghent, Belgium this past June. The nose has a beautiful fruity and slightly floral aroma with tons of malts notes as well. Sweet and dessert like richness with notes of apricot, white grapes, citrus fruits and pears. The finish is heavy and rather bitter with the same wine yeast flavour as the original. Overall one hell of a brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3857) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Sampled at the fat dragon beer dinner. Clear brown pour. Big malty sweet Goodness. Slightly boozy, but not hot. Smells hotter than it tastes. Malty Belgian Candi sugar pervades. Sweeter than the original. Great sweet dessert beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (666) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2013
Tapped at Hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava/Slovakia. A phenomenal Belgian strong ale or barley wine if you prefer. Delicious in aroma, taste and overall experience. A great Belgian beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1355) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a beautiful big head. Aroma consists of sweet caramel, pepper, dark fruits, sugary, herbal. Quite boozy, some alcohol warming is noticeable. Nice, but I expected more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
found a bottle in the supermarket. poured a dark golden colour with a big head. aroma of yeast, caramel, dried fruits, plums. taste is sweet and fruity. some sweetness of honey. very nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours Amber Orange with a thin White head. Lots of flavour to this one. Candied berries, plums, prunes. Rampant alcohol. Some spicy yeast character and a fair hit of sugary candy sweetness. Pretty nice but not as good as its little brother.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1156) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Clear amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with ditto carbonation. Caramel, dark fruits, suger and alcohol. Sweet and spicy. A very well crafted complex beer.


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