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

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birrabona (205) - ITALY - JAN 27, 2013
Copper color. Intense flavor of yeast and special sugar. Very strong beer with a lotnof aromas. Citrut , marmelade , hop. A difficult style for lovers of stromg beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Not terribly impressed by this one. Copper penny pour with a sizable eggshell head. Beer opened with a pop. Fruity, dusty, and malty. Some plum, hay, cherry skin, raisin, cocoa, pepper, and candied citrus. Definitely unique but not everything compliments. Meh.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (521) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
Très belle idée pour Van Steenberge de sortir une quadruple, et sur le modèle de la Guldent Draak, OK. Encore fallait-il relever ce défi démesuré … Bel emballage dans une bouteille entourée d’un plastique noir opaque, sur la même idée que le blanc de la Gulden normale. Même degré d’alcool : 10,5 % abv. Couleur rouge, ambre foncé. Clarté nette.Bulles moyennes mais partout dans le verre. Mousse blanche à gros flocons, restée longtemps à 1 cm. Odeurs de prune, figue, poire, orge, houblon, pommes cuites. Volume doux. 1ère bouche assez sur la figue, et l’amertume d’un houblon avec une arrière-bouche pleine sur le raisin. 2ème bouche complexe fruits, bois, fût et divers malts. 3ème bouche plus à l’équilibre sur des fruits mûrs, du bois et des amandes grillées. La longueur fait passer les fruits, et le houblon revient fort, un peu étrange ici. La levure de vin est très douce. L’alcool est très bien. La finale est d’une belle longueur, mais on ne sait pas vraiment où est le cap... Cette bière, avec de très nombreux arguments, est la preuve concrète qu’il est très difficile pour un brasseur de surpasser sa propre bière du même nom, surtout quand la première avait déjà le maximum !!!!!!! pour Van Steen, mais il nous fait tellement plaisir ailleurs....

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glenD (30) - - JAN 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Quality stuff. Great rich belgian taste. Flavors of yeast, fruit, and sweet malt. Aroma is banana and belgian yeast. The head pours somewhat thick and stays around the entire time. This is a top notch belgian. Almost like beer candy. High ABV, but hidden perfectly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1230) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Söt och jästig. Alkoholprocenten väl dold. Tack Stefan Nilsson för första instruktionen !

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (583) - Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2013
This an alright belgiuan ale. Alcohol is prominent, aroma is of overrigpe apples. Magnificent thick frothy head, brown clear. 7.65 BD

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1936) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, caramel malt, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, nice caramel, ripe fruit, and spice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vizi25 (31) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
great thick hoppy beer in my mind its thick cause I like wheats and Weiss beers sorry porter lovers but good beer over all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
good carbonation, and a solid fizz when opening It pours amber in color, with a nice foam with sticks a while. For a beer with ABV at 10,5, I must say the alcohol is very good concealed, you only get a small alcohol feeling on the tip of the tongue. Enjoyable sweet belgian beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1039) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
Champagne bottle with full plastic "overall". little head, deep golden. heavy yet simple nose. semifullbodied and some length. Taste is heavy and dissapointingly simple. I find notes of orange, butterscotch and apåricot, but had expected more...


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