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

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RATINGS: 680   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.


Vells' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (744) - Riga, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Clear amber with small white head. Aroma.. very enjoyable intense fruity bit spicy enriched with not very ’pushing" maltiness Nicely balanced. Full body. Fruity sweetness with bit bitterness. I would say st. Bernardus abt 12 little brother and that is a compliment.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (25) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 19, 2014
(przeprowadzka z excela: 2014-08-13, butelka) Gushing! :/ piany az za duzo, i to niepieknej. Aromat alkoholowy, slodkawych wisni, karmelu. w smaku tez sporo alkoholu, slodki, owocowy.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gururyan (634) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Oh my gosh, tonight’s "new to me" brews are bombing left and right. I’m forcing this medicinal shit down strictly for the ABV. "Grandiose taste" is what they call this?—grandiose ˈgrandēˌōs, ˌgrandēˈōs - adjective - impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, esp. pretentiously so. Well, they got the pretentious bit right I suppose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 13, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Drunk immediately after the normal Gulden Draak. After gushing it pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head, certainly lighter than GD. Seems more of a tripel than a quad to me. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spice. Sweet finish although there is a bitter edge. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (643) - - DEC 12, 2014
33cl flesje via De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 10,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Gulden Draak glas Uiterlijk: amberkleurig met goede witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, Belgische gist, donker fruit, rozijnen, zeer zoetige kandijsuiker, warme afdronk door de alcohol Conclusie: lekkere quadrupel voor zoetekauwen ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2014
Finally the quad i like, tasted it in riga for 2,5 eur. Not so quadish, but pleasent cherry and fruit notes. Well hidden alcohol

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (339) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Very good Quadruppel. It has a roasty aroma of nuts and definitely refers to the other Gulden Draak.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jablanko (7) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Gulden Draak, finally we meet! Dark amber colour, with minimal head. Really subtle aroma, malt and caramel I guess? The alcohol really packs a punch on this one, and the sweetness, though on the higher side, is not misplaced when you combine it with the rest. Really long and satisfying aftertaste, probably the best thing about this beer. I should try the original Gulden Draak or do a blind test to spot the differences, this really got me curious. Probably not the beer or a style that I would crave, but good beer nonetheless.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
lweiberg (115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Very boozy and tasty. Kind of a middle brownish color. Big head. Pretty expensive as an import. Aftertaste of barnyard dough leather.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PauloAG (28) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
330cc bottle. Orange/amber and hazy color. forms a nice creamy head with retention. Caramel, yeasts and cheesy. Starts sweet but ends mild hops. Alcoholic strong body with medium high carbonation. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (75) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy dark amber with a hint of ruby. Head is around a finger of off-white soapy foam, and doesn’t stick around too long. Exceptionally fruity on the nose with a ton of esters coming through at the forefront. Notes of orange, citrus, strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, and watermelon are all readily apparent. Underneath the fruit salad caramel, alcohol and pungent yeast abound. As expected, very sweet on the tounge, with yet more fruits emerging in addition to those on the nose such as grapefruit, apple, lychee and perhaps banana, all resting above malty caramel and cereal undertones. Finish is long, sticky and sweet with a lot of cereal. Alcohol is of course readily detectable and burns quite fiercely. Carbonation is somewhat lively, which adds an appropriate extra bite to the experience. Body is full and smooth textured otherwise, making for a most pleasant mouth feel overall. Even more one-dimensional and less nuanced than it’s regular counterpart, though most impressive for the firewater that it is.


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