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

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RATINGS: 690   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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4.6
   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (537) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Not a bad quad, alcohol heat is a bit too noticeable though. Flavours of yeast and malts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hrc_Cro (127) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
0.33l bottle. Hazy copper color with big white head. Aroma of dark fruits and champagney bitterness. Taste is sweet in beginning and nice bitterness in finsh. One of best beers in world.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aletcm (141) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 25, 2014
Cor cobre de espuma de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo, frutas pretas, passas. No sabor, frutas pretas, calor alcoólico perceptível com final caramelado e seco adstringente. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FireGlider (55) - CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
0.33 bottle. Muddy amber colour, big head but not thick(it looks like soap foam). Aroma of grapes but with aftertaste suited to beer. Full taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (46) - - DEC 24, 2014
Quadruple, toujours demi teinte à mon sens. Robe ambrée. Forte teneur d’alcool masquée par des arômes sucrés.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (346) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into a snifter..rusty colored pour with 1 finger white head..aroma of spices,caramel,bread,dark fruits..boozy,malty,spicy,funky..really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (443) - SPAIN - DEC 22, 2014
Hazy golden-amber colour, with a normal head that leaves some lace and a ring. Smell is very alcoholic, with dark fruits, ripened fruits, vanilla and spices. Medium body, creamy and sticky palate. Taste is the same as smell: alcohol notices a lot, dark fruits, spices... Really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adricadabra (6) - Crehange, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Allons-y pour la Gulden Draak Quadruple. Déjà que la version standard me plaît beaucoup, c’est plein d’excitation que je m’attaque à cette version "boostée". Intéressons nous à ce produit, issue de 3 malts différents, sa deuxième fermentation est déclenché par une levure utilisée pour le vin, la Gulden Draak Quadruple est un produit complexe. Au visuel : Un bel ambré accompagné d’une mousse bien crémeuse A l’odorat : Le bon malt bien fort juste derrière cette touche fruitée, caramélisée Au goût : Belgian Strong Beer oblige, y a de la puissance (10,5% quand même Messieurs), s’en suit du côté sucré de cette bière qui permet de se dégager de l’alcool pour finir avec un peu d’amertume et cette sécheresse qui vous chatouille la langue. Le tout est rond en bouche avec une saveur qui ne s’en va pas de sitôt Vous l’avez bien compris, cette Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple a tout bon, et chez moi elle ne cessera de faire plaisir à mon palais. Houblonement votre Adrien.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (70) - - DEC 21, 2014
Arômes de caramel, dattes, figues, raisins secs et sirop d’érable. En bouche, c’est dominé par du sucre liquide et les dattes. Traces d’érable et une belle rondeur de fruits confits envahit le palais. Faible carbonation et plutôt légère en bouche pour une quadruple. L’amertume est faible et le haut taux d’alcool est presque inexistant, cachées par les saveurs sucrées.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (266) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Hazy dark amber with huge pillowy head. Nose is alcohol soaked raisins, dark fruits, some sweet dark malts. Taste is lots of fruits, raisin, dark malts, a bit boozy, the yeast character kinda hides. It's crisp and sharp, but also a creamy finish, high carbonation. I like this quite s bit, reminds me more of a high carb dubbel or a dark strong ale.


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