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

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RATINGS: 759   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobaidan (523) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small head. The Aroma is yeast, sugar and alcohol. Very lively carbonation in a relatively thin body. Flavor is fantastic with sweet apple, caramel yeast and alcohol. This is my kind of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4430) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma is citrus, yeast, spices and alcohol. The flavor is malts, fruit, peaches, mild sweetness and a very warming, alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (414) - - OCT 14, 2012
Sweet bready aroma. Orange gold amber with soft white head. Very well balanced. Slightest bitterness at the finish. Full mouth feel. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Gulden Draak
Date: June 16, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Vintage: 9000
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: fruity flavor, fruity sweetness, fruity esters, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Split a 750ml bottle amongst some friends. Poured a pretty pale copper color with a small foamy whitish head. Nice lacing here. Aroma was sweet candi sugar notes, with some earthy hop and malt characters to it. Flavor was some dark fruits, with some berries, candy, earthy notes. Should have had it side-by-side with the "regular" version, but perhaps another time.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Flawless. Head retention is amazing. Aromas of sweet fruits and flowers. Taste is complex and the yeast definitely stands out and gives off very fruity flavors. Love this beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (896) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Hazy honey gold color with tall white head. Sweet malt and yeast on the nose. Taste is very sweet in the Gulden Draak style. Tastes a lot like the regular but not quite as rich. Caramelly, toffee, brown sugar, belgian yeast. Very good but a tad cloying.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Clear amber to copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and peppery aroma with loads of marzipan, some floral hops. Medium to full boided, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2346) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy copper with tons of carbonation, white film, and alcohol legs. The aroma is full of dark fruits.. Raisins, plums, brown sugar. The taste is very sweet with fig, raisin, and tons of sugary sweetness on the finish. Finish is nearly alcohol free.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (830) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2012
It looks a bit cloudy, color is copper or honey, something like that. No head. Aroma is vanilla, bananas, caramel. Taste is excellent and complex I feel orange peel, caramel, ginger. Amazing beer, nicely balanced.


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