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


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RATINGS: 912   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2775) - - AUG 26, 2013
Clear and golden with a large head. Nice and appropriate aroma for a strong Belgian tripple. Sweetness, caramel and pears.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (124) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Rich carbonated amber, with a frothy pale gold head. Aromas of apple, raspberries, sweet granola, bread, and haylage. The flavour is similarly sweet and grainy, with honeyed bread and a touch of liquor burn on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arcanor (184) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
330ml bottle, best before 2017-07-10. Pour likely hazy and orange copper with a very frizzy white foam that leave my sight pretty fast. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar and yeast. Sugar, alcohol and tasty yeast share the stage for this wonderful quad. Medium to full body, oily and normal carbonation for the style. Nice long and enjoyable brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2016
Average frothy off-white head with very good retention. Orange reddish dark golden colour. Aroma is caramel, yeasts and ripe fruits. Taste is fruity (ripe fruits, apricot) spicy and yeasty over a sweet backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalMurphy (406) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 3, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) deep brown colour, very strong body, medium carbonated, extra fruity taste sweetness, flowery aroma, nice bitterness, very good belgian strong ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
Rating #1766 - 2015.06.25 - Bottle at Belgian Beer Cafe. Dark copper pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Taste is quite sweet, currant burnt sugar, hazelnut. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt, delicate bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Zeer mooie quadrupel! Prachtige volle smaak. Mooie moutsmaak iets zoet. Veel koolzuur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (521) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2016
Schönes dunkles Bernstein mit dichtem weißem Schaum. Süßer, malziger recht schwerer Körper, wärmend alkoholisch. Stimme von Karamell, gebranntem Zucker, zuckerwatte, etwas Rote Fruchte und Hefe. Kein einfaches Bier, etwas sperrig aber gut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3084) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. bottle poured into a glass. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is dark malt, medium, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel, dark malt, and hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (582) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2016
33 cl bottle served in La Trappe chalice. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a large good-lacing non-lasting off-white head. Subtle and diverse aromas that increase with temperature: berries (redcurrant, cranberry, some cherry, some plum) and roses. Also chocolate, tobacco, butterscotch. Quite powerful in the mouth, high carb. Tasty, crisp, nice acidity, fantastic umami (pair it with shellfish and see how you like it), no bitterness. Not as long as other quadrupels, but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwyu (57) - - JUL 24, 2016
Wonderful beer. Rum, raisins, ripe cherries, caramel, burnt sugar. Sweet but not cloying it sticky. Finish lingers but clean.

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