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

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RATINGS: 673   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy yeasty, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy hops - yeast, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is warm alcoholic. [20120317]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Sweet caramelish, light fruity and vague yeasty. Toasted and light caramelish into a smooth malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, malt, caramel, spices, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a pale amber with a slight haze and a small white head. Sweet fruity, spicy nose. Rich body, overripe fruit, somewhat excessive carbonation, spices and a little yeast. Warming alcohol finish. 131112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices. Sweet and spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Reddish orange colour with mediumsized foamy off-white head. Aroma is berries, alcohol, some fruits as well as mild earth and yeast. Flavour is fruity, a bit alcohol as well as some pine, nectar and mild very sweet burnt sugary notes. Mild grassy and floral hops come through as well. Quite wellbalanced, but nothing very exciting as such.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2012
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Clear amber, small head. Caramelly and fruity. Full bodied, well rounded mouthfeel. Heav, caramelly, some peach brandy. Warming peppery finish. Bold and big but unrefined.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy yeasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
29th June 2012
Very hazy amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Bubblegum spice and malt on the nose. Crispy palate with sharp minerals. Sweet malt with a whisper of brandy. Tripel like sweetness with subtle dried fruits and herbs. Finishes alcohol dry with creamy malt. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier; 10.5% ABV
Amber color, filtered, with small head, frothy. Mild aroma of malt, caramel, vegetables. Correct body strength, some malt flavor, but also a trace of vegetables and of alcohol; light fruitiness (oranges) and very light spicy touch. Mediocre.


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