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


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RATINGS: 731   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Clear amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with ditto carbonation. Caramel, dark fruits, suger and alcohol. Sweet and spicy. A very well crafted complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
The original Gulden Draak is my favorite beer, being the only one to score a 5 out of 5 rating. Therefore I was excited to try this one. Hazy orange/copper colored beer with a frothy, slightly off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, candy sugar, and some toffee. Tastes of toffee, caramel, Belgian candy sugar, and hints of sweet dough. An orange zest is also mixed in. Sweet, semi fruity finish. Cloyingly sweet. Not as smooth as the original. While this is still a quality beer it pales in comparison to the balance and flavor of the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2218) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2013
06/08 A 0.33 l bottle, great thanks ogivlado for sharing! It poured clear copper body with medium sized yellow head. Caramel, some alcohol and orange and herbal hops. Flavor was lightly alcoholic, sweetish with fine fruits, caramel and toffee. Quite full bodied, although not very complex, with long warming and ripe fruit finish. Fine, not unbalanced as expected, as taught by a number of such "experiments", although lacks all the complexity of a quadruple. Pleasant, but a step down from the regular one, but I remember that one used to be too alcoholic as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1494) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
Clear and golden with a large head. Nice and appropriate aroma for a strong Belgian tripple. Sweetness, caramel and pears.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1301) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at Cara b during Vilabirra festival. Dark brown colour with beige head. Malt, caramel, raisins and dark fruits aroma. Sweet, malty and caramel taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Aroma of nice yeast, golden grapes, floral bready yeast. Press slightly hazy gold with a big head. Taste is wonderful with sugar plums, white grapes, champagne, and wheat. Pleasant and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1141) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a copper color with a sweet malt and alcohol aroma. Taste is heavy caramel, mixed with dark malt. You can taste the 10% alcohol in this beer with every swallow. A grand beer with some complexity. Overall a good beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Amber in color... Aroma of caramel, sweet malts... Flavor is caramel, candi sugar, extremely creamy mouthfeel, conceals abv well... Solid beer, might like it better than the original... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3568) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Dark chestnut with fluffy white head. Rich honey, yeast esters and higher alcohols on the nose. Full bodied, very sweet, alcohol forward, medium carbonation. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jabbeloo (100) - Denderbelle, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2013
De Gulden Draak 9000 is een echt prachtig bier. Mooie fruitige pittige aanzet met lange zuur zoete afdronk. Mooie balans en warme gloed inde mond. Een bier waar de hergisting in de fles werd gedaan met wijn gist. Een bier voor de liefhebber hemels ---Rated By the Belleketels

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