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

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RATINGS: 689   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Def lighter than the original. Fruitier too. This is like a Tripel on steroids, whereas the reg GD is a dubbel on steroids. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is loaded with figs, dates, raisins, port, candy sugar, honey. Flavor is sweet, very malt forward. Dates, figs, golden raisins, dessert like. But enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2894) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
The aroma is spicy, pepper, fruit, caramel. The appearance is a hazy orange, white head. The flavor is spicy, pepper upfront, then fruity, boozy, caramel. the finish is spices, and pepper, lingering sweetness. Medium in body. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours amber golden with creamy white head. Yeasty-bready nose with fruity esters, cereal grain and sticky sweetness. Lots of raisin, fig, yeast, sweet bread, with firm carbonation. Eh, expected more... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelM (158) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2012
Buenísima cerveza de sabor dulce y enorme cantidad de alcohol, por lo que hay que tener cuidado de beberla alegremente.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albundy (48) - FRANCE - JUL 6, 2012
Un excellent goût de vin et une très belle couleur. Elle n’a par contre rien à voir avec la Gulden Drake brune. Une vraie réussite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1188) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a deep amber with a this off white head. The aromas are figs, rich syrup, candied sugar. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, cereal, roasty, herbs, soy sauce, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (891) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
bread, hay, cereal, amber, clear, white foam, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1978) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2012
Surprisingly orange-coloured and unconventionally non-sugary, even lightish quadrupel. Taste and mouthfeel much more like their "Piraat" than normal Gulden Draak. Nothing in the aroma or taste that stuck out for me, kind of defies its purpose when you know Gulden Draak (which I have stopped drinking but I still occasionally cook with) and have Piraat on tap regularly.


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