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

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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


tfratzke's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfratzke (92) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours an orange with white head. Aroma of sugared berries. This beer is so sweet it puts wooly socks on my teeth. Taste is sweet caramel, more berries, biscuits, bread. So bubbly feels like champagne. A little is great, but too much and I think my blood sugar levels will be blasting through the roof.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (101) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
Flesje van de buurman gekregen. Tht. 02-2015. Donkerbruin tot koperkleurig bier met een fruitig aroma. De smaak is caramelachtig en licht bitter. De bittere smaak blijft lekker in de mond hangen. Bij het drinken voel je de alcohol binnen komen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (276) - - APR 30, 2016
Bottle - clear amber, very small head, medium carbonation. Decent aroma, ok on tongue, slight ting left in mouth. Fruity tasting, quite decent - not overally alcoholic tasting for a Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (22) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 26, 2016
A tough one, IMO not the best around, thought it was a bit difficult to drink without anything to eat along with this beer, because of it’s strong alcohol taste, but at least it is remarkable in it’s own way. Positively surprised overall. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fuzzcro (154) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 21, 2016 Again the rating here surprises me. This is the third bottle of a 6pk sampler I’ve tried...I think I drank them backwards at least according to ratings here, I did. This one is just a bit too complex for me...it doesn’t come together well for my palate...seems the flavors are fighting. I can drink it and it is definitely proving it’s double digit ABV...it might now curious to see how the next 3 measure up.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ArtificialCyst (329) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Aroma: Phenols, clove, pepper, caramel, dried fruit. Appearance: Color is dark amber, high white head. Taste: Very lightly bitter, sweet, caramelly, dried fruit, phenols. Palate: Body is high, carbonation is high, finish is sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Demens (111) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 15, 2016
0,33l bottle. Cloudy golden/orange colour with shrinking off-white head. Aroma: Banana and caramel but very intensive. Taste: Complex! Sweet start, dessert like and fruity. Good sweet wine taste too. The bitter taste is waiting for 10 seconds to come. Than it has a bitter and warming motuhfeel. Very interesting and serious one. Full bodied with medium/soft carbonation. Long bitter/sweet finish. A very good beer, pleasure to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a frothy off-white head that left good lacing. Aroma of yeast, dried fruit, raisins and caramel. Flavor was sweet with caramel, toffee, yeast, sweet malts, raisins and candi sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chiapon (12) - New Taipei, TAIWAN - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from Carefour. Nice gold and aroma. Good taste with depth. A little bitter but fine to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdolfoCC (97) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 8, 2016
APARIENCIA: De color ámbar, y algunos destellos naranjas, se observa ligeramente cristalina con moderada actividad de carbonatación. Corona de espuma blanca de burbuja amplia. AROMA: muy frutal, frutos rojos, frutos oscuros maduros, tonos licorosos inclusive llegando a inhalarse y exhalarse el alcohol. Aroma bastante complejo. SABOR: Muy complejo, de instante frutal en el gusto, enseguida las notas de los frutos rojos como fresas, seguido de frutos oscuros como la uva y azúcares quemados, caramelo, las notas de las maltas dulces usadas están ahí, en el retrogusto un amargor el cual no es dulce, nada astringente, el alcohol aunque se percibe no llega a ser agresivo y sólo se percibe al pasar a la garganta como una sensación cálida. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio y la carbonatación moderada alta. RESUMEN: una buena y rica quadrupel muy frutal y licorosa, ideal para pequeños sorbos y platicarla.


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