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

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 29, ’12 Enjoyed this beer at Monarch Beverage, poured into a tasting glass. A: Earthy yeasts, malty, and some fruity flavors. A: Copper, orange in color. Very small head, not much lacing. T: Notes of cherry and oak, good malty flavor, with a little bit of spice like coriander. P: Malts were nice, good warming from the alcohol. O: Enjoyable beer and at 10.7% it’s a sniper.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mpuntmuts (142) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle into Corsendonk chalice. Golden amber pour with large beige head. Malts and yeast, caramel, toffee, brown bread in the smell. Wow, fantastic taste. Sweet caramel but not overwhelming. Bread again, malts and raisins/plums and alcoholic warmth. Full thick sugary syrupy mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation. You have to do the best you can not to like this one. Awesome beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1266) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draft at the Yardhouse in Boca Raton, FL. Goblet. Beautiful light orange-golden pour with a thick white head. Head lasted for awhile. Good lacing. Powerful aroma of Belgian yeasts, citrus (lemon), cereal, white bread, and hops. The taste is extremely well balanced between the Belgian yeasts, the hops presence and the heavy duty malts. Citrus, mildly sweet, yeast strains, and cereal pack this into a creamy elixir. Full body, medium carbonation. Round finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (583) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
33 cl, flaske, 10,5 %, købt i Kvickly i Allerød, 30. oktober 2013. Klar rødbrun Quadrupel med fint boblende offwhite-farvet skum på ca 2 cm, som minimeres til 1 cm efter et par minutter. Duft af tørret frugt, banan, fyrrenåle. Stor fyldig sødmefyldt smag, hvor alkoholen kommer snigende og gør det hele drikkeligt, idet den tilføjer noget bitterhed. Alkoholens dybde kan virkelig mærkes i slutningen af smagsbilledet. Kulsyreindholdet er middel. Brygget minder mig en del om en Triple, der er pimpet op med alkohol. Velsmagende! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbcbessa (28) - rio de janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2013
Caramel, coffee, cereal, herbs, basement aromas, alcohol, leaves, earthy, woody, smoke, rotten eggs

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Haze76 (18) - - OCT 26, 2013
Amber-coppper color pour. Nice cotton head. Cool bottle. Nice, typical, belgian nose. Amazing complexity off the first sip. A slight coppery, unflattering "dirty penny" finish off the first sip, but not overwhelming. Overall, a great first impression. Excellent lacing. Continues to invite you in. Very drinkable. Very happy with this one. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (26-Oct-14) Big sweet apricot spirit light sulphur. Amber red colour, decent head and sheet suds lacing. Sweet malt sulphur stewed apricot flavour. Tangy sweet malt bitter and apricot hop sweet malt aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. Bright golden amber colour with a huge head of light brown foam. Spiced fruit in the aroma and the flavour is quite good, smooth in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (940) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
In a Rochefort goblet. Medium amber with a medium to small beige head that lingers and leaves some spotty lacing. The aroma is mostly rum-raisin, with some fruity esters, alcohol, and mild phenol. Smells a lot darker than it is. The taste is similar to the aroma, lending a lot of the raisiny character, and mellow esters. The finish is almost as sweet as the beginning, with some alcohol warming and rummy flavors that linger after it dries out. A little too sweet for my tastes, but very respectable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2013
I was wondering if I was ever going to come across this beer. Found a bottle at Sun Devil in Tempe. The squat little 33cl bottle pours with a clear coppery amber sort of body that supports a two minute long tan head. The aroma offers up big sweet apples, plums, blueberries and then boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste begins in a similar fashion with ripe red apples, brown sugar covered plum meat, sweet cranberry and then some modest boozy heat to warm things up a tad. Nice sipper that seems it will age gracefully.


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