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


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 16/20
ZodiacM (140) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Oranjegeel bier met mooie schuimkraag. Fruitig, kruidig, zowel in geur als smaak, met een zoetbittere en kruidige afdronk. Lekkere quadrupel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Vinous smell of tripels, looks like a darker tripel as it is clear red brown. Smells of white wine, prunes and some petrol; all from the yeast (I think). A lot of taste which hits hard, from quadruplistan with oomph. The taste contains prunes, soy, petrol and blackcurrant juice, in addition to rock candy-like sweet notes. The aftertaste is rich and alcohol-intensive, with a lot of plum. Gulden Draak skriv med krigstypar på stortromma, og det er vel verdt å lesa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1823) - - OCT 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-6-14- Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-amber color with a huge thick head of a slightly orange tinted color. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a yeasty and bready smells with the yeast bringing along aromas of spice of coriander and clove. Some fruit aromas of orange, raisin, plum, and pear are there as well producing a somewhat triple/quad like aroma. A grassy smell and a bit of alcohol booze are in the aroma as well mixing with a slight grainy smell to round out the aroma profile. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet bready taste made of some honey and caramel flavors mixed with a rather big bready taste. Other sweet flavors of a fruit nature are present right from the start with flavors of peach, apricot, raisin, and plum all there. While the caramel flavors fade as the taste advances, the flavor actually grows sweeter in nature as more fruit flavors and honey come to the tongue. While the sweetness increases, some yeasty flavors come to the tongue, bringing with them some banana and spice of coriander and a hint of clove. A light amount of a grassy flavor as well as a moderately boozy taste come to the tongue at the end of the taste, leaving a nice warming, sweet, but quite enjoyable flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker body is great for the malty backbone of the beer as well as for accentuating the boozy and grassy flavors, all while the moderate carbonation is good for the sweet fruit tastes as well as for making the beer quite a bit more easy drinking. Overall the feel is rather nice. Overall – A rather tasty Belgian Quad/ Strong ale. Big sweet flavors with a decent booze and still quite drinkable and very enjoyable. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (155) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Buona, ma non eccezionale Quadrupel. Il colore è ambrato scuro, limpido, dalla schiuma leggermente giallognola, fitta e persistente. L’aroma è il suo punto debole. E’ abbastanza fresco, un po’ floreale, ma niente di più: niente che si faccia ricordare (a mala pena notare). In bocca si alza decisamente di livello, senza però mai esplodere. Dal sapore dolce, si avverte chiaramente il caramello, ma anche del mieloso, della frutta gialla (pesche) e un tocco di prugna secca. L’alcool è molto presente, forse anche troppo, tanto che sembra leggermente stonare col resto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (71) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
Red, large head. Light aroma, with hints of fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and a bit sour. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Deep Amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of raisin, candy sugar, brown sugar, honey, malt, and pastry bread. Taste is of candy sugar, cooked pineapple, sweet bread dough, booze, toast, raisin and brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. The look is cloudy, beige colored head, brick orange colored. The smell is fruity, yeast, sweet, extract, rich, and complex. The taste is sugary, molasses, fruit, yeast, and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
camoes (210) - PORTUGAL - SEP 26, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (syle 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: moderate low malt background with some peppery and caramel notes. no hop aromas. alcohol presence. APPEARANCE: deep amber or coppery color and a bit hazy. average ivory head with good retention. TASTE: very sweet malty flavours with some caramel notes. alcohols on the spicy side. low bitterness rendering the beer unbalanced. finishes sweet. PALATE: medium body with average carbonation. OVERALL: unbalanced and lacking aromas and flavours. could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jultsu (213) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Isohko hutera vaahko joka säilyy ikuisuuden, raikkaahko hedelmäisen alkoholisen huumaava tuoksu. Maku banaania, rapeahkon kirpeän alkoholinen, kirpeähkön makean kuivahko jälkimaku. Kuohuva hiilihapokas suutuntuma. Lievä alkoholin polte kurkussa. Hyvää, mutta. Tai no, ei muttia. Hyvää, ellei jopa erinomaista.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rotaman14 (166) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Kupferfarben, weiße Schaumkrone. Aroma besteht aus Brot, süßen Früchten. Im Geschmack Rosinen, Zitrus, Alkohol. Auf jeden Fall besser als das Original.

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