Senka (902) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Poured in to tulip glass. Aroma of really ripe fruits - on the border between sugary juiciness and moldy horror. Some sharp yeast in the first whiff, but after the first sip it goes in to the taste. Pours cloudy orange, with spongy, head, that stays for some time. Lacing is also beautiful. Alcohol does not dominate in the taste. It adds its sharpness and plays well with sweetness and yeast. Combinations of fruity punch, and raw barley wine. Actually, the yeast in taste is very close to natural cider yeast. Medium bodied beer. Slightly oily after the first half of glass. Joyful carbonation. Heavy alcohol and iron in the finish. The beer is indeed complex, and the abv is also amazing. Barley wine is much simpler to my taste. Trappist glass would also be better - less yeast on the nose. That aroma is too cumbersome in tulip glass.
androman (918) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. Clear deep golden color, average off-white head. Aroma banana, citrus, flower, glue, caramel, brown sugar, biscuit, vanilla, tea. Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, sour notes, alcholol is quite well hidden but noticable. Light to medium body, slightly oily texture and sticky in the same time, lively carbonation, light bitter-sweet finish. Interesting, very complex aroma, but a bit too sweet for me, and I miss the bitterness.
martin00sr (1588) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sødme, malt og alkohol. Tydelig, og knap balanceret alkohol. Blød med god carb. Sødme, tørret frugt, karamel. Lidt tung, lidt for sprittet.
ghul (22) - Nieuw Vennep, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty nose, pours extremely light colour for a quadruple. Very plain, haylike flavor, not much depth. Big letdown, being a regular consumer of the "regular" gulden draak.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gman courtesy cwsample. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a light white head. Aroma is slightly buttery, light malty sweet, some odd fruit notes. Flavor is dry, biscuity, clay and yeast. Finishes tingly with Belgian fruit and sugar.
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cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GingerMan in Fort Worth. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Smells a bit sour. Tastes sweet, tad sour, maybe a hint of caramel.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft! Pours a dark gold with a light head. Aroma is a sweet and malty goodness. Taste is the same.
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VDuquerroux (634) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 33cL. Home. Gift from ET and NG. A dark mahogany beer with a white ephemeral head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, spice, smoke, fruits (apricot?). Heavy smoked sweetness with light bitterness. Nice body, oily, warm finish. A teenage fire-eater dragon.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into a Trappist glass; served cool.
Aroma: Fresh yeast, lots of malt. Quite boozy. Subtle and gentle, but nice scents present.
Appearance: Pretty elegant; a hazy, dark rust body with a very creamy off white head. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Lots of bready malt, but also incredibly, incredibly boozy.
Palate: Medium body, long, long boozy finish.
Overall: Might be too much for me. Super super boozy and makes the other flavors kind of get lost.
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Florals, tangerine and some coriander. Very light notes of prune, and some of pear. Soft carbonation, big Belgian yeast aroma. Booze well-disguised. Finishes with light sweetness. Palate isn’t as big as a quad could be, but still a solid drink. Bottle.