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


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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (418) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
Robe ambrée, assez claire pour une Apt. Nez plutôt fruité et épicé sur un fond de houblon et de malt. Bouche tout en fruit et en rondeur, très bel équilibre et grande digestibilité, longue finale fruitée. Un délice de fin de soirée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (496) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 4, 2015
Golden, cloudy, with white foam, that dosnt last. Malt, caramel alcohol in the aroma. Sweet, caramel, butter, fruit, with malty bitterness in the aftertaste. High in carbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (555) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Grape & toffee aroma. Golden amber body with tall lasting head. Flavor begins fruity with notes of cherry and plum, followed by notes of toffee, butterscotch and alcohol, with a nice warming effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 3, 2015
33 cl bottle. Amber color. Aroma: plum jam, Madeira wine, toffee and fruits. Taste: porto, very warming, lively carbonation, fruity with malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1394) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Deep orange gold, aroma is dates, figs, flavor is brown sugar, banana en flambe, grapes, figs,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Bière orangée de couleur surprenante pour une quadruple. Tête mousseuse mais éphémère qui ne tient qu’un bref instant à la surface du liquide. Nez levuré de raisins, de bois et de vin blanc. Une tempête de saveurs et de sensations fait rage dans ma bouche et ce, à chaque gorgée. Ce qui frappe le plus mon palais est la prédominance de fruits tels le raisin, la figue, la carambole et même la framboise. Beaucoup de sucres sont présents. Je pense à un sucre brun chauffé; de la cassonade. Énormément de corps tout en étant assez souple et équilibré. Les levures de vins conférant à la bière ce côté évidemment vineux et beurré que l’on retrouve dans le Chardonnay. Étonnante quadruple qui à mon sens se retrouve à la croisée de plusieurs styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (607) - WARSAW, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, zamglone. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, krótka.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Dość bogaty. Owoce (wiśnie, morele), karmel, alkohol, nuty fenolowe (goździk, imbir).
SMAK: Słodkie, karmelowe. Czuć goździki. Przyjemna słodowość. Końcówka rozgrzewająca - alkoholowa. Spore nasycenie.
OGÓLNIE: Klasycznie. Na tle innych piw w tym stylu, niczym szczególnym się nie wyróżnia.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brainiac (200) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 28, 2015
0.5l on tap. Sweet senses on tongue something fron honey maybe, bitter. Mxed dry fruits aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jagad5 (89) - - MAY 17, 2015
Perhaps the best part is the excellent nap facilitated by the high alcohol conteent. The flavor is more sour than I normally like and the beer is cloudy. But it had a very relaxing affect on me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
I’m learning about the Belgian beers and this one was another delight. The palate was nice and heavy while the taste had nice rich caramel overtones The 10.5% alcohol was somewhat muted, okay maybe it tasted like a 8.5-9.0% beer. I actually like a beer that is not too hot. It was a beer I picked up understand the Belgian beers and will try it again when I have the chance.

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