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


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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
A nice strong beer, where the alcohol volume doesn’t seem to influence the taste too much. In this case a disadvantage, because the taste that remains isn’t outstanding on itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (465) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015

Malts, caramel, fruit, yeast, bread.

Slightly turbid amber/brown beer with a medium white/off-white head.

Moderate/heavy sweet and slightly bitter with malts, caramel, bread, yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (1649) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
33 cl bottle Apearance: Amber/dark orange with a huge, tanned long lasting head. Head leaves good amount of lacing. Aroma: toasted, malty, caramel, apricots, alcohol. Taste: Sweet, Malts and fruity (orange apricots), hint of spices, belgian yeast, quite some alcohol making it boozy. below moderate bitterness. Medium to full body, low carbonation, texture is oily. A typical van Steenberge boost fest but not one of the better ones. ( backlog rating)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 11/08/2017 Pours cloudy golden to amber liquid, big frothy tan head, fell down quite quickly, Aroma: sweet, candied fruits, light to medium Belgian phenols, apricots, candy, banana, bit spicy, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, candied fruits, apricot, banana, light phenolic, citrus, lemon peel, Palate: full body, average carbonation, oily mouthfeel, long bitter candy aftertaste, Overall: very fine enjoyable and intensive brew. Fruity, candy, citrus, bitter, all in harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (159) - ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. Pours golden orange, clear, with medium-short dense pale beige head. Slight yeast residue at bottom. Scent is malty, sweet, apple cider, fruity, wine. Mouth feel is medium-full and slightly foamy, head has a very pleasant texture. Carbonation is medium and pleasant. . Tastes mostly sweet with gentle acidity and very mild bitterness, slightly sharp and tangy. Flavors of honey, caramel malt, sugar, fruity, ripe fruit, citrus peel, gentle orange, slight warm spice, slightly sharp, mild hop flavor, slightly yeasty, some wine. Nice, full and complex, warming, not sickly sweet. Quite good balance. Ends slightly bitter and herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (763) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2015
330 ml bottle. Hazy amber, thick, creamy, tan head, that settles to a thin cap.
Aroma is fruity, brown sugar, caramel, Belgian yeast.
, Flavor is sweet, candi sugar, dried fruit, light yeast note. Prickly carbonation and drying alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2015 Bottle from Beer Express. BB 10/03/2017. The first pour is near clear golden amber, the head’s off-white, not especially big, and drops to a film. Second pour more hazier, but still rather clear. Some lace. The aroma is a balanced mix of just about everything I associate with a good pale Belgian: yellow unripe fruits, lemon, toffee, dried fruits and milk chocolate candies dipped in brandy, also a bit of grassiness... Tastes sweet and fruity, plus some bitterness. Kind of thin body. Active but thin, prickly carbonation, and a slightly harsh alcoholic and bitter finish. Massive warmth in the throat, especially after the first sip of each pour. The alcohol is exceptionally well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with an off white froth. Too much of a thing, dubbel on steroids. Face pullingly bitter, sweet pine, bit of caramel. Yeast+ Sipper because I found it hard work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (748) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Awesome beer tons of toffee caramel and malt...one of the best smelling beers i have ever enjoyed...loved this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (185) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Perfect! Less citrus then a triple, more body and spices. Perfect beer to end the evening with.

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