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


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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2606) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2014
Geruch Beeren, Malz, Fruchtsüße. Beginnt süßmalzig. Mitte fruchtig, prickelnd, Malz. Abgang reife Bananen, Malz, Schokolade. Brennend abschließend, dennoch recht gut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Light raisin, dark fruit, vinous and sweet notes. Smells quite nice. Hazy yellow with extreme effervesence, long lasting white head. Caramel sweetness upfront, with a fairly mild and lightly belgian-yeasty short finish. Somewhat spicy and warming, but alcohol is well integrated. Medium body and heavily carbonated. Good quad, the regular Gulden Draak is more rich however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (637) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy orange brown with a huge pillowy tan head. Nose is sweet malts, yeast and citrus. Very sweet with orange and tangerine notes. A number of spicy undertones but nothing over the top. Yeast is not as prominent in the taste as in the nose. Body is light and thin with average carbonation. Alcohol show up in the long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (898) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours tequila sunrise orange with a rich one finger cap. First sip you’ll notice the orange peel, spice & white wine flavour profile. Second sip pulls in the twangy sweetness & dark fruit. The 10.5% booze is close to bursting here, making its presence known in the aftertaste & the slight burn on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (487) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours amber coloured with a white head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, fruity. little bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, maybe just a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Pale orange golden pour with a thick white head. The aroma is moderately sweet. Light spice and a bit of heavy ripe fruit. Some orange peel, a bit of flowery character and a bit of soft leathery sweetness. Rich and a little bit grapey with some nice dried fruit. Would likely age well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (308) - - FEB 20, 2014
February 19, 2014. 33cl bottle from LCBO. Lovely warm golden brown colour. Sweet raisins and plums in aroma. White head that lingered. Lively carbonation. Toffee and raisins and plums in flavour. A nice quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
330ml bottle
10.5% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 1, 2014
The beer pours a dark hazed golden brown with a generous rocky tan coloured head. Aroma is fresh bread, dark fruit, yeast, sugar, and weak spices. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Flavour is bread, light fruit and spices. I do prefer the regular Gulden Draak to this, but still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
htzpah (105) - - FEB 16, 2014
Amber color, solid head. Malty and candy aromas, tastes of complex sweetness. Vanilla and butterscotch notes, great depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5210) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from de Bierkoning. Amber-ish pour, clear, small bubbly white head. Aroma is spicy, boozy fruits, belgian yeasty aromas. Taste is sweet, quite boozy, fruity. Palate is boozy, a bit thin, good carbonation. Good beer, but a bit too uni-dimensional for a quad, lacks the complexity of the good belgians.

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