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

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RATINGS: 763   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours an amber color with a very frothy head... not much lacing surprisingly. Citrusy and not very thick.... pretty solid beer


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1264) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Deep orange gold, aroma is dates, figs, flavor is brown sugar, banana en flambe, grapes, figs,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (235) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Bière orangée de couleur surprenante pour une quadruple. Tête mousseuse mais éphémère qui ne tient qu’un bref instant à la surface du liquide. Nez levuré de raisins, de bois et de vin blanc. Une tempête de saveurs et de sensations fait rage dans ma bouche et ce, à chaque gorgée. Ce qui frappe le plus mon palais est la prédominance de fruits tels le raisin, la figue, la carambole et même la framboise. Beaucoup de sucres sont présents. Je pense à un sucre brun chauffé; de la cassonade. Énormément de corps tout en étant assez souple et équilibré. Les levures de vins conférant à la bière ce côté évidemment vineux et beurré que l’on retrouve dans le Chardonnay. Étonnante quadruple qui à mon sens se retrouve à la croisée de plusieurs styles.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (280) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, zamglone. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, krótka.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Dość bogaty. Owoce (wiśnie, morele), karmel, alkohol, nuty fenolowe (goździk, imbir).
SMAK: Słodkie, karmelowe. Czuć goździki. Przyjemna słodowość. Końcówka rozgrzewająca - alkoholowa. Spore nasycenie.
OGÓLNIE: Klasycznie. Na tle innych piw w tym stylu, niczym szczególnym się nie wyróżnia.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brainiac (189) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 28, 2015
0.5l on tap. Sweet senses on tongue something fron honey maybe, bitter. Mxed dry fruits aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jagad5 (86) - - MAY 17, 2015
Perhaps the best part is the excellent nap facilitated by the high alcohol conteent. The flavor is more sour than I normally like and the beer is cloudy. But it had a very relaxing affect on me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
I’m learning about the Belgian beers and this one was another delight. The palate was nice and heavy while the taste had nice rich caramel overtones The 10.5% alcohol was somewhat muted, okay maybe it tasted like a 8.5-9.0% beer. I actually like a beer that is not too hot. It was a beer I picked up understand the Belgian beers and will try it again when I have the chance.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
dlihcsnatas (428) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Amber brew with nice head that does fade down to thin head fast. Smells of fruit and alcohol. Taste is alcohol, fruit, slightly sour, almost like a wine. This is the 4th brew out of a sampler 6 pack from this brewery and unfortunately this one is a let down after the others I tried. Two more to try and I hope they are better than this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (859) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Orange, tan pour with a struggling white head. Nose is red liquorice and yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is spritzer, cherries and medium malt body. Finish dries slightly, but still shows a fruity sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1561) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2015
Couleur ambrée, légère mousse beige. Nez malté, raisins secs, caramel et alcool. Gout malté, fruité raisin sec, fruits noirs secs avec alcool donnant une note fermentée et vieille avec fin caramel et sucre. Bon Corps. Fin caramel cuit et alcool

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (635) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2015
Clearish copper color with a sticky off-white head. Aroma zest and yeasty, notes of black pepper and Belgian yeast spice. Taste yeasty, sweet, phenolic, zesty on the border of spritzy, the high carbonation lightens the body and helps hide the alcohol, as well as give a dry finish. Warming sensation down the throat reminds you that it’s still a 10.5% beer. This feels more like a Triple on steroids than a true quadruple.


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