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

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RATINGS: 763   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (52) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Donker veel graan, bijna boterham te proeven, goed bier voor donkere dagen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ForlornHope (181) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Comes in a plastic sleeve so you can’t see it pour which is annoying, and results in a cloudy muddy light-brown beer with a small, tight, tan head. Aroma is malt and caramel with some booze. Taste is slightly sweet and has a lot of bitterness. A very malt-driven beer, with more caramel and booze. Rich mouthfeel, and despite it’s strength quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Larabelit (6) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
Guldeen Draak is a very tasty brown beer. It’s bitter and very strog (10,5%), wich is good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (100) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Uitgeschonken in nieuwe stijl Gulden Draak, drakenei glas. Oranjegoud iets troebel amberkleurig bier met royale licht beige schuimkraag die boven het glas uitkomt mooie koolzuurbelletjes in het glas. Dit bier ziet er fraai en smakelijk uit! De geur is fruitig en typisch quadrupel, rozijnen en rijpe bananen. De smaak is krachtig licht zoet met een verassende iets zurige toets. Behoorlijk complex smaakpallet met tonen van rozijnen, banaan tezamen met licht zurige wijnachtige houttonen. De afdronk is medium lang met verwarmende alcohol, licht bitter van de hop. Uitstekende quadrupel en een mooie aanvulling op het Gulden Draak programma van Van Steenberge.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (556) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Amber with a white, fluffy head. Aroma is sweet with apricot and caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel malt, throat pastil/cough pastil, faint herbal bitterness, spicy. Medium to full body, high carbonation, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5196) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
This poured a murky light brown with a beige head. Aroma was of dark fruit, candy sugar. Flavor similar, booze hidden well, but overly sweet Belgian for the most part.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4072) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2015
8 oz. on tap. Opaque, turbid orange-brown with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is pear liqueur sauteed in brown sugar and rum. Taste is similarly boozy with added notes of papaya, bubblegum, resin and spicy dry yeast. Medium body is well balanced with a dry finish. A little too fizzy and slightly hot with the abv but overall not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (78) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber with persistent beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts and yeast. Taste is quite sour and less sweet than I expected. Lively carbonation, medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (39) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
Dark amber colour, cloudy. Fine foam which fades rapidly. Strong smell of whiskey. Caramel, candi sugar. "Gourmande" and refined.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wojciechianna (150) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Hazy with huge white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, some peaches and sponge cake. Tastes sweet, malty and a bit fruity. Sponge cake also in taste. High carbonation. Complex and warming beer.


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