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


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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tap pour in tulip glass at Sheffield’s in Chicago. Wow, this is a smooth, deceptively alcohol fueled beer. Lots of sugary sweetness throughout. Extremely easy to drink. Leans into the dark fruit without erring on the side of a Belgian sour. I’m very impressed by this quad rendition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TtV (407) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Golden beer with a white head that lasts somewhat. Aroma has sweetness and malt. Taste immediately betrays it’s high alcohol percentage, but also has a very complex sweet, bitterness. Great for a cold winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JUL 25, 2014
Belgian finest at its best ! Subtle flavor that hides the high alcohol content. Pairs excellent with salmon. This one is for an special occasion ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
pours murkey golden-brown with a lasting white head and no lacing. aroma has notes of apple cider, brown sugar, and wheat. crisp mouthfeel and a medium-full body. rich, overripe fruit notes, apricot, honey and lemons. Alcohol burn present in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet, toasty and malty with caramel and alcohol. Flavor is vague fruity-yeasty notes, sweetness, caramel, malts and grains. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma of candy and sweet fruits. Taste is candy, sweet fruits, plums, lots of grapes, moderate alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2014
Full body, medium carbonation and pronunciated alcohol. Fruity taste, specially grape at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (685) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Borostyán színben pompázó ital, melyet egy lehengerlő illatfelhő vesz körül kitöltését követően. Eper, gyümölcslekvár aromái áradnak belőle némi tejszínes, belga élesztős, likőrös köntösben: igazi quadrupeles illatélmény. Ahogyan azt sejteni lehetett, édeskés ízekkel operál, mennyei édesség ízeivel, melyben méz, bogyós gyümölcsök húsa és egy csipet koriander vegyül egy komoly alkoholos test keretében. Ez utóbbit egyébként nyilvánvalóan meghatározó összetevőnek érezzük kóstolása során, akit azonban az alkohol markáns jelenléte zavarba ejt, semmiképpen ne 10,5 százalékos sörökkel kísérletezzen. A Van Steenberge főzde egy újabb remekműve, mely az alap Gulden Draak által nyújtott ízvilágot magukénak tudó sörfogyasztók számára kötelező darab.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fakebeersnob (322) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Dark amber/gold color with a head that initially is very soapy-like. Not used to a head that reminds me so much of dish-washing soap. It then slowly levels down to more than a lacing, but a thin dense off-white head. Unsure if my nose is just not working today, but am not really picking up anything noticeable on the scent. Carbonation seems to be a bit more than medium. Lively. There is a hint of wine taste...which I see they do use a wine yeast and I think I am definitely pulling that out, along with some darker fruit flavor mixed in with the malt. First sip seemed very alcohol in feeling, taste and warmth, but as it gets to my preferred temperature, I cannot taste it so much (good thing) but can still feel it. Decent beer. I like my Belgiums, but usually more of the dubbels. Though this ranks as a good beer, I like my Chimay, Westmalle, and Rocheforts a bit better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours cloudy dark amber with big white head. Aroma of caramel, plum, dark fruits, sugar. Medium body. Pretty good.

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