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


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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
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 doesnít stay long on the tongue, but the lower carbonation creates a medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarcoDL (3085) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
The normal Gulden Draak is great, but the 9000 is nasty. Artificial, soapy and alcoholic. A disgrace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1573) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1556) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
0,33l fles, donker amberkleurig bier mistig met een flinke crŤme schuimkraag. Geur is caramel, met mout en gist, smaak is vol zoet een overdaad aan alcoholwarmte. Aardig bier, mist wat complexiteit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Iím 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. Itís sweet without being overly sugary. Itís spicy to the "just right" level. Itís fruity without tasting like a fruit beer. In short, itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CanCrusher (758) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2014
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...

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