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

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RATINGS: 615   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Massive taste. Aroma of caramel, bread, orange, Taste is sweet, with sour notes, very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (100) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2013
Cerveza con dejes dulces que hace olvidar rápidamente sus más de diez grados. Excelente aroma...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle from BevMo. 10.7%. Medium amber color. Lots of bubbles. Nose is sweet with yeast and spice. A hint of apple juice as well. Sweet up front. Some yeast and some fruitiness. Finish is fairly sweet with a touch of grain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle (33cL, mild gusher). Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly yeasty (basement, cobwebs), with notes of banana, marshmallow, candy sugar, dried apricot, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Along with the regular Gulden Draak, this is one of the more passable Steenberge products. It’s very sweet and boozy, but for that type of thing it’s not too bad...it’s not cloying, and the fruity aroma is pleasant (although it smells primarily of sugars).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoelL (4) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
Not really what I expected from a quadrupel. Too sweet for my tastes. Cartainly not a bad one but I prefer the 'real' Gulden Draak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (236) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 11, 2013
Pours a semi-clear orange brew with a two finger white head with regular retention, the aroma has notes of spices, caramel, cider and banana; medium to full bodied, the flavor has notes of clove, cider and banana.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (1522) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2013
Colour is lightly hazy. Aroma malty and fruity, light red grapes, caramel, berries. Taste is simpler, malty, with overpowering alcohol. Rather light fruity notes. Finish is warm alcohol, a bit earthy. Overall not that good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange/brown with lasting white head. Aromas are candy, booze, and banana. Flavours are sweet dough, vanilla, and booze. Pretty good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a copper colour with a thick white foamy head. strong yeast spice aroma. flavour citrus, brown sugar, and peppery spice then finishes with a light alcohol notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was citrus musty and malt hop. The bubbly mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish. The flavor contained notes of caramel hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.


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