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


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RATINGS: 821   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1889) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (330 ml) from local supermarket, Brussels. Fruity and malty, dried fruits, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from beer trip in brussels bought at a local kiosk. Caramel, fruity and licorice notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (607) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Appearance- dark amber, with a half-finger beige head which gradually fades. Aroma- lots of dark fruit, prune, plum, raisin, brown sugar, apple crumble, malts, Belgian yeast. Taste- caramel sweetness, banana, sugary sultana, cherries, malty, a fluffy mouthfeel with a sweet finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Nice ale, if a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (975) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 27, 2015
Clear amber, cappuccino rocky head Toffee, passito, roasted caramel, riped fruti, riped apricots, a hint of tobacco Caramel, roasted malts. a hint of hops and tobacco. Much same in taste, quite fulfilling, riped fruit, light smokiness and amarena liquor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Tasted this bee many times also in combination with choclats. First @ Horeca Expo (end nov. ’11). Amber color, with offwhite head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, malts. Medium to full body. Taste: sweet, yeast, caramel, bit fruit, full malts, little bitterness, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Beerville Beer Bar Belgrade Serbia.Thanks to Vlada for this bottle.Taste with luttonm and Vlada ciaooo.01.07.2015.Finally to try this one and in Belgrade.Pour it little bit hqzy orange with small white head.On the nose alcohol carachter. Taste of sweet candy sugar, lots of alcohol note, Belgian yeast on the back.All together not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (448) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a clear reddish bronze with a foamy white head that holds well and leaves ample lacing; fruitcake dipped in port aromas; thick and rich on the tongue with a bitter oily finish with a slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-19-15. Labeled as “Brouwerij Van Steenberge Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple Ale.” Nice, full-bottle, opaque, plastic label protects the contents from light and looks good; other Belgian breweries should adopt this practice. Pours a hazy, cloudy, surprisingly light brown (quite light in shade for the style) with a moderate to large amount of thick, cream-colored head. Good-looking beer. Scents of raisin, plum, candy sugar, and apricot. Fresh, yeasty aroma smells like freshly baked raisin bread. Pruny, plummy, caramel, toffee flavor. Apple cider with cinnamon. A touch of umami and dryness. Also a touch of booze; clearly a high-ABV beer. Medium body, surprisingly light in body for the style. Lively and frothy in the palate. Not as complex as is ideal for the style. Overall, a decent beer, but I’ve had far better in the style. I probably should have let it age a year or two; I consumed it soon after purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (337) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Had it after 15 other beers, so definitely should try it again. Left big impression. Heavy. Warming. Rich aroma, strong ABV. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vidmidia (125) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2015
Marrom clara, turva. Espuma bege, média, de média duração. Aroma adocicado de ameixas e especiarias. Sabor alcoólico, bem adocicado, com toques de ameixas, cravo e mel. Retrogosto alcoólico.

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