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

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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (331) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
Light amber colour, white head. Blend aroma and taste, sweet malty tones like caramel and honey and a strong alcoholic warmth. Lingering sweet alcoholic aftertaste. Medium carbonation, big body, oily mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LetsGoState (600) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Appearance is large white head with amber color. Aroma is strong with spices. Taste is spice and malts with a strong alcohol hit. Overall a pretty good Belgian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On Tap teriffic malty amber with sweet soft belgian flavors. Slightly toasted malt flavors and a smooth soft carbonated pallate. Very nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at De Kelk, Brugge, 17/10/14. Clear amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is light spice, rich malt, toffee, touch of booze, nutty twang. Taste comprises mellow dark fruit vibes, toffee, toasted brown sugars, raisens, dates, fruit cake. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close tempered with some bitterness that keeps this drinkable allied to some woody tunes and warming alcohol. Solid quad, doesn’t get too sweet or cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (925) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from private import thx Alex A: light caramel, light grape app : hazy copper white head t/p: full body with sweet and short finish o: good. I’m a bit surprise to see how smooth it is.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (114) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark orange with lasting foam head. Strong yeast aroma, soft French cheeses, canned peas, boozy hint. Interesting taste: not as sour as it first appears, mellow, yeasty, creamy development. Belgian (sour) mayonnaise, cabbage, hint of cheese (belegen Gouda) in aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a deep orange golden to amber clear color. A huge yellow head is formed. Medium retention and few lacings left. Too clear to a quad S: Very sweet in the nose. Caramel, caramel malts, yeasts, dark fruits. The mix of all gives a strong bubblegum smell T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel malts. Brown sugar. Belgian yeasts, dark dry fruits. Again, bubbledgum. Mild hops in the end M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet upfront, mild bitter aftertaste O: Good beer. I’m not very impressed. I’ll try it again in the future [ BA Review @ 4/5/2012 ]

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VonPapen (1) - MEXICO - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Amazing dark colour, with stints of caramel, coffee, chocolate, herbs, floral, leather, earthy, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla, woody,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (99) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Oranjegeel bier met mooie schuimkraag. Fruitig, kruidig, zowel in geur als smaak, met een zoetbittere en kruidige afdronk. Lekkere quadrupel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Vinous smell of tripels, looks like a darker tripel as it is clear red brown. Smells of white wine, prunes and some petrol; all from the yeast (I think). A lot of taste which hits hard, from quadruplistan with oomph. The taste contains prunes, soy, petrol and blackcurrant juice, in addition to rock candy-like sweet notes. The aftertaste is rich and alcohol-intensive, with a lot of plum. Gulden Draak skriv med krigstypar på stortromma, og det er vel verdt å lesa.


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