aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle From Marlou. Warm brown color, big head. Brighter than the original, not cloudy at all, with aromas of malt, caramel, plums and spices, not very intense.
At the beginning alcohol gets wrapped up real good by the sweet malts, caramel falvors, with cloves and plums. Creates a warm feeling in the stomach, but the sweet finish of this beer gets too alcoholic. It is in fact not more complex than the original "Gulden Draak", but only sweeter with alcohol being too present - all in all this beer misses balance, tries to imitate the original without new ideas.
The overall taste doesn’t stay long on the tongue, but the lower carbonation creates a medium body.
MarcoDL (3085) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The normal Gulden Draak is great, but the 9000 is nasty. Artificial, soapy and alcoholic. A disgrace.
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold pour. Large grain notes on the nose. Taste has hints of citrus and spice. Thin flavor and mouth feel. Very drinkable.
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 25, 2014 - bottle shared by Jake. Orangish brown pour with some head. Aroma had a lot of grain with some sweetness and fruit. Taste was consistent with aroma, but a tad thin and quite a bit of heat in finish.
ronaldtheriot (1573) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gulden Draak 9000 has a medium, off-white, quasi-fizzy head, a hazy, caramel appearance, which becomes rather milky, once the caked bottom contents are swished and poured in, and a heavy sheen of foam left behind on the goblet. Aroma is of rich, sweet, bready, dense, husky, grain, and the flavor is of all that, with prunes, dates, sugar, vegetable matter, and wet grain husk. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Gulden Draak 9000 finishes semi-dry, rich, a bit cloying, fruity, and complex. A sipper, not a gulper! RJT
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 33cl in a Trappist glass. Pours a light orangey colour with little head. Somewhat disappointing as I was expecting an ABT style Quad rather than a La Trappe style. Very much similar to the La Trappe Quadrupel and offers little over that. I will stick to the standard Gulden Draak and La Trappe Quadrupel.
rikstar (1556) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l fles, donker amberkleurig bier mistig met een flinke crème schuimkraag. Geur is caramel, met mout en gist, smaak is vol zoet een overdaad aan alcoholwarmte. Aardig bier, mist wat complexiteit.
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m a big fan of Belgian beers in general, especially the Triple and Quadruple styles, so Gulden Draak 9000 is right up my alley.
It pours a lovely coppery amber with just a slight haze and virtually no head. There is a little bit of web-like lacing left in the glass as you drink it.
The aroma combines the usual Belgian fruit, spice, and sweetness with a hint of alcohol.
The flavor matches up with the aroma. It’s sweet without being overly sugary. It’s spicy to the "just right" level. It’s fruity without tasting like a fruit beer. In short, it’s everything I look for in the Quad style, and nothing I dislike. Hops bitterness is minimal in this one. Even at 10% ABV, the warming note of the alcohol is not intense or uncomfortable.
The finish is fruity and sweet, and very pleasant overall.
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Wonderful to the eyes and also very good. Belgian yeast, malt and a lot of caramel. Some vinous aroma. Very good quadruple.
CanCrusher (758) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0,33L. Hazy orange colour with small, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of rum punch, all kind of dark fruits, roasted malts, toffee and some yeasts. Taste starts light sweet, with crispy mouthfeel, coloured with dry fruits and ends heavy bitter with long lasting aftertaste. Full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Reminds me of barely wine beers...