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

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RATINGS: 630   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1897) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows raisins, golden syrup, dark rum, dried figs and confectionery. Similarly rich flavours. Bready malt, brown sugar, dried fruit and a bit of soft booze. Too much carbonation. Pretty damn good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy, copper orange appearance with a fluffy, light brown head and a ton of carbonation. Candy sugar, brown sugar, plum, grape fruity, caramel, toffee, spritzy aroma. Strong but fairly soft carbonation. Somewhat citrusy, dark fruity, fig, light leather, caramel, candy sugar flavor that isn’t too overly sweet. Not a bad Quadrupel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adrian_diez (16) - - MAR 9, 2013
Aromas a caramelo y maltas tostadas. De entrada algo picante por la burbuja. De sabor a caramelo y especias. No se nota el alcohol

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear pale amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet ripe fruit, candy, strawberries and sweet malt. The flavor is sweet berries, candy, ripe fruit and has warming alcoholic notes. Thanks KingCecil for the gift. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (918) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
At reubens. Pours a hazy dark gold with two fingers of fine off-white head. Good retention and sheets of lacing. Aroma is fruity, candied rum fruit, belgian, alcoholic. Fruity flavor, rum, caramel, fades into mildly fruity alcoholic finish. Alcohol is very well masked. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and a smooth texture. A tasty, intense, well done quad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolpo (54) - USA - MAR 3, 2013
TREMENDA, supera incluso a la normal, con un sabor aún más característico y más potente.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippieRN (23) - thornton, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft at the Belgian Cafe. Pours a murky copper with thin beige head. Nose of caramel, dark cherries, some bready notes and spices. Fruity flavors up front with a warm boozy, toffee finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2013
12 oz into a tulip burnt amber brown appearance. Huge head Nose is full of brown sugar and bready yeast. Hint of candied sugar Taste is very sweet. Loads of caramel and sugar. Very sweet almost too much. Some raisins

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
29th June 2012
Very hazy amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Bubblegum spice and malt on the nose. Crispy palate with sharp minerals. Sweet malt with a whisper of brandy. Tripel like sweetness with subtle dried fruits and herbs. Finishes alcohol dry with creamy malt. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft at the Belgian Cafe. Pours a murky copper with thin beige head. Nose of caramel, dark cherries, some bready notes and spices. Fruity flavors up front with a warm boozy, toffee finish.


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