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


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RATINGS: 702   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (127) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Arômes de caramel, dattes, figues, raisins secs et sirop d’érable. En bouche, c’est dominé par du sucre liquide et les dattes. Traces d’érable et une belle rondeur de fruits confits envahit le palais. Faible carbonation et plutôt légère en bouche pour une quadruple. L’amertume est faible et le haut taux d’alcool est presque inexistant, cachées par les saveurs sucrées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (275) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Hazy dark amber with huge pillowy head. Nose is alcohol soaked raisins, dark fruits, some sweet dark malts. Taste is lots of fruits, raisin, dark malts, a bit boozy, the yeast character kinda hides. It's crisp and sharp, but also a creamy finish, high carbonation. I like this quite s bit, reminds me more of a high carb dubbel or a dark strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (114) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 19, 2014
(przeprowadzka z excela: 2014-08-13, butelka) Gushing! :/ piany az za duzo, i to niepieknej. Aromat alkoholowy, slodkawych wisni, karmelu. w smaku tez sporo alkoholu, slodki, owocowy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gururyan (636) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Oh my gosh, tonight’s "new to me" brews are bombing left and right. I’m forcing this medicinal shit down strictly for the ABV. "Grandiose taste" is what they call this?—grandiose ˈgrandēˌōs, ˌgrandēˈōs - adjective - impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, esp. pretentiously so. Well, they got the pretentious bit right I suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 13, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Drunk immediately after the normal Gulden Draak. After gushing it pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head, certainly lighter than GD. Seems more of a tripel than a quad to me. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spice. Sweet finish although there is a bitter edge. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (731) - - DEC 12, 2014
33cl flesje via De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 10,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Gulden Draak glas Uiterlijk: amberkleurig met goede witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, Belgische gist, donker fruit, rozijnen, zeer zoetige kandijsuiker, warme afdronk door de alcohol Conclusie: lekkere quadrupel voor zoetekauwen ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (220) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2014
Finally the quad i like, tasted it in riga for 2,5 eur. Not so quadish, but pleasent cherry and fruit notes. Well hidden alcohol

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (355) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Very good Quadruppel. It has a roasty aroma of nuts and definitely refers to the other Gulden Draak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jablanko (25) - - NOV 28, 2014
Gulden Draak, finally we meet! Dark amber colour, with minimal head. Really subtle aroma, malt and caramel I guess? The alcohol really packs a punch on this one, and the sweetness, though on the higher side, is not misplaced when you combine it with the rest. Really long and satisfying aftertaste, probably the best thing about this beer. I should try the original Gulden Draak or do a blind test to spot the differences, this really got me curious. Probably not the beer or a style that I would crave, but good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
lweiberg (117) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Very boozy and tasty. Kind of a middle brownish color. Big head. Pretty expensive as an import. Aftertaste of barnyard dough leather.

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