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

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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


glenD's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glenD (31) - - JAN 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Quality stuff. Great rich belgian taste. Flavors of yeast, fruit, and sweet malt. Aroma is banana and belgian yeast. The head pours somewhat thick and stays around the entire time. This is a top notch belgian. Almost like beer candy. High ABV, but hidden perfectly.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llucmaduell (28) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
A great and fantastic beer! In style quadruple there are bad; brutal (trappist Rochefort pannepot). There are also well made beers, of a very high quality but not to the level of arribel trappist Rochefort 10. This is one. A very good beer with a very competitive price, you can always Tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (114) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2015
Deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma is biscuit, caramel, raisins, prunes, pineapples, molasses, floral notes... Very complex! Taste is grapes, yeast, prunes, molasses, some caramel and alcohol. Sweet aftertaste with a warming and spicy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (2131) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 Bottle, medium stable and a little dense bubbly head, very lightly hazy deep orange to red color, yeasty aroma with just a funky hint ans a metalic note, fruity, sourdough bread and strawberry jam flavor, medium lingering sourness, mellow strawberry aftertaste, very nicely balanced and surprisingly light for the ABV. Light for the style and and a really good brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (635) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle sample. Clear golden with big bubbly off-white head. The aroma has some fruitiness (peach, banana), yeasty with some graininess and notes of alcohol. Quite alcoholic flavor, sugary with notes of caramel and raisin, a bit yeasty. Soft carbonation, medium-bodied. Very alcoholic, quite hard to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Hazy copper colour, white creamy foam. Fruity aroma with hints of banana and prunes. Also notes of honey and spices. Easy drinkable. Some alcoholic notes. Sweet, light bitter finish. Good!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lidor1995 (27) - ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2015
strong butterscotch aroma with light brown color and a thin foam head strong taste with a sting at end and a thick palate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (701) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Appearance was clear deep gold with creamy lasting off white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are deep fruits, caramel, brown sugar, honey and estery yeasts. Taste are honey, prune, fig, date upfront then toffee, honey malt mid sip. The backend was slightly warming Zin-like wine fruity finish. Palate was creamy smooth beautiful CO2 with full body, then a lasting fruity, malty wonderful finish. Overall, a wonderful fruity brew, try it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (984) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber with a big stable head. Smell of fruity esters, clove, caramel and honey. Taste of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, overripe fruit and alcoholic bitterness. Medium-full bodied, syrupy and sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (336) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
Robe ambrée, assez claire pour une Apt. Nez plutôt fruité et épicé sur un fond de houblon et de malt. Bouche tout en fruit et en rondeur, très bel équilibre et grande digestibilité, longue finale fruitée. Un délice de fin de soirée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (468) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 4, 2015
Golden, cloudy, with white foam, that dosnt last. Malt, caramel alcohol in the aroma. Sweet, caramel, butter, fruit, with malty bitterness in the aftertaste. High in carbon.


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