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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2079) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2012
Light ruby clear with big fluffy white foam. One can taste the high alcohol next to prunes, caramel and hop. Nice beer. (Velp 201204) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (194) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
pours orange with a thick white head.lots of lacing on this one.aroma is very malty as quads should be with scents of bubblegum and coriander.flavor is malt,banana and coriander and has a slight metallic taste.medium bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel and dry finish.would like to say this is average but ive pounded this 10.5 abv beer down pretty quick.not complex but very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber/orange pour with a white head. Spices, citrus, candied peel and apricot aroma. Apricot, sweet spice and orange marmalade flavour. Big alcohol burn. Dry, fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
Draft at Uber. Pours a medium gold with a loose white head. Big sticky sweet palm sugar nose, reedy and husky, lots of esters and lots of residual sugars. Sticky thick body with dazed-looking bubbles struggling to rise through. Husky, reedy, raw-sugar type mid-palate, showing a biscuity, pastry-ish quality. Some toasty, nutty malts knocking around. Fairly dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
squarta (67) - - APR 22, 2012
Si presenta chiara e limoida, con dei bei riflessi ramati che sembrano presagire una birra di una certa importanza. Schiuma non troppo abbondante né persistente. Profumo impetoso e complesso, con aromi fruttati molto decisi. Una punta eccessiva di alchool mette sul chi vive il palato. Il sapore infatti é come una pugnalata. La botta alcoolica arriva subito ma é subito annegata da un corpo importantissimo, come d’altra parte la dicitura quadrupel poteva suggerire. Le note aromatiche anticipate al naso riemergono timidamente solo nel finale ma sono smorzate subito dal retrogusto amaro e un filo acido. Da accompagnare deecisamente con dei piatti che le tengano testa perché consumata così da sola é davvero difficile da domare!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1417) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pour from bottle, clear amber with thick white head. Belgian spicy nose, taste is refreshing sweet and spice. Would be best on a warm day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3174) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice brown sugar with a decent dark fruit following. Flavor is super sweet with some dark fruit showing up but then comes a big dose of alcohol. Finish is a cloying sweetness with some of the fruit left on the tounge after the swallow. This was way too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
2012 - 04 - 20 330 ml bottle. clear orange golden colour. medium off white head. spicey aroma. light bitter taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MADpalace (200) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
Amber/orange color with sparkling creamy head. Light smell of caramel and slight flavours of lemon. Strong abbey taste, much stronger as you would expect with this smell, with some feelings of wood,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4323) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
Bottle: Medium to bigger vast but fairly quick disappearing white head, on top of an amber with ruby colored beer. Smell sweet grainy and sweet fruit, like darker sticky sweets and fruit: orange, apple, mango, prunes, peach, sticky sweet barley malts, creamy and hints of clay and glue. Taste is sweet with bitter, wherein the bitter slowly grows into being more dominating but still not strong or too overpowering. There is some hints of spices, herbs, barleys, corn, hops, syrup, some kind of sweet fruity molasses, grass, bitter, warmth and some malts which seem to be a bit out of tune. Spicy herby dark fruity creamy light sweet and light bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, soft tingly light spicy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a light creamy sticky texture. Not bad but not good either, a real pity the typical clayish glue comes through.


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