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


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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
giacoluca (17) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2013
Strong golden beef vero light in colour with a thick head. Sweet after taste, to drink slowly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
A tulip glass as The Yard House in Hallendale, FL. An amber beer that wears a layer of attractive beige foam. Berries and complex malts in the aroma with yeast. Those malts and the alcohol bring lots of flavor at the beginning. This is very sweet and that with the alcohol make this decadent. Complex fruit flavors from the yeast plus banana. I had this mid June in south Florida but it would be better in colder climes. Still, it is tasty and intetesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westchesterco (1824) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Appearance golden clear beer with a very big white head. Aroma of peaches and malt. Taste more on the sweet side with a long flavors lingering on the palate. Very enjoyable!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy dark gold with a massive white head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Candy sugar rounds off the taste. High carbonation. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Sweet malt caramel herbal sugary aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Alcohol not entirely hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery ($6): Pours reddish with a whitish head. Aroma is dark fruitiness, yeast, and a hint of hops and booze. Taste is pretty sweet. This tastes closer to a quad than the reviews would lead one to believe. It is also actually rather easy to drink. Nevertheless, there is some tingle and alcohol in the finish, which is almost expected to happen in a quad. Not too sweet either. Not bad. I am surprised at how quickly I downed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (575) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
bottle. Pours orange-amber, fizzy, bubbly head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and peaches. Oily, malty, fruity, some spices in the background. Decent quad but not in the top tier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft. Nice amber color. Some lacing. Nice yeast taste. Usually I'm not a yeast fan but this is solid. Starting to enjoy a quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
One of the stars of Hopfest 2013. Very strong and citrusy with apparent alcohol and fruity esters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2013
from bottle. pours a slightly hazy dark amber colour with a one-finger frothy white head. sweet and quite alcoholic aroma: belgian yeast, malt, booze and sugar with a decent fruitiness, mainly pears. average carbonation, medium to full body and oily texture. way too sweet and sugary flavours of malts, pears and herbs. quite nice to have one in the glass, but thats it!

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