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


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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Flawless. Head retention is amazing. Aromas of sweet fruits and flowers. Taste is complex and the yeast definitely stands out and gives off very fruity flavors. Love this beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JeibiMedeiros (2) - - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
The flavor of this one was a lot more subtle then that of other Quads that I have had. The yeasty maltiness was upfront, but some of the fruity characteristics seems to be lost in the sweetness that is present. The sweetness of the beer is not overpowering, it plays really well with the malt and yeast flavors that are present. The bitterness of the alcohol also does a nice job of cutting down the sweetness of the beer. It helps it all blend together for a decent and more easy drinking quad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pours crystal clear amber and light tight carbonation and sticky thick lacing. Complex aroma melds honey, caramel, cotton candy, and apples. Flavor is caramel apple, and while sweet, it does not reach cloying. Amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trix (28) - - NOV 9, 2012
Wat is diet een goed bier! Behoort tot de beste ter wereld. Vind hem beter dan de st bernardus 12 en Westvleteren. Hoor dit vaker, is erg mooi in balans zeker een aanrader met foodpairing!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
I’m a big fan of Belgian beers in general, especially the Triple and Quadruple styles, so Gulden Draak 9000 is right up my alley. It pours a lovely coppery amber with just a slight haze and virtually no head. There is a little bit of web-like lacing left in the glass as you drink it. The aroma combines the usual Belgian fruit, spice, and sweetness with a hint of alcohol. The flavor matches up with the aroma. It’s sweet without being overly sugary. It’s spicy to the "just right" level. It’s fruity without tasting like a fruit beer. In short, it’s everything I look for in the Quad style, and nothing I dislike. Hops bitterness is minimal in this one. Even at 10% ABV, the warming note of the alcohol is not intense or uncomfortable. The finish is fruity and sweet, and very pleasant overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
predator (4) - - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
Very good amber beer. Strong beer (10.5%) but it is a pleasure to drink it. The aroma is friuty. Very interresting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VonPapen (1) - MEXICO - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Amazing dark colour, with stints of caramel, coffee, chocolate, herbs, floral, leather, earthy, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla, woody,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Massive taste. Aroma of caramel, bread, orange, Taste is sweet, with sour notes, very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (965) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
Très belle idée pour Van Steenberge de sortir une quadruple, et sur le modèle de la Guldent Draak, OK. Encore fallait-il relever ce défi démesuré … Bel emballage dans une bouteille entourée d’un plastique noir opaque, sur la même idée que le blanc de la Gulden normale. Même degré d’alcool : 10,5 % abv. Couleur rouge, ambre foncé. Clarté nette.Bulles moyennes mais partout dans le verre. Mousse blanche à gros flocons, restée longtemps à 1 cm. Odeurs de prune, figue, poire, orge, houblon, pommes cuites. Volume doux. 1ère bouche assez sur la figue, et l’amertume d’un houblon avec une arrière-bouche pleine sur le raisin. 2ème bouche complexe fruits, bois, fût et divers malts. 3ème bouche plus à l’équilibre sur des fruits mûrs, du bois et des amandes grillées. La longueur fait passer les fruits, et le houblon revient fort, un peu étrange ici. La levure de vin est très douce. L’alcool est très bien. La finale est d’une belle longueur, mais on ne sait pas vraiment où est le cap... Cette bière, avec de très nombreux arguments, est la preuve concrète qu’il est très difficile pour un brasseur de surpasser sa propre bière du même nom, surtout quand la première avait déjà le maximum !!!!!!! pour Van Steen, mais il nous fait tellement plaisir ailleurs....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yage (85) - - MAR 21, 2013
Csodálatosan zseniális remekmű!!! Beírta magát a kedvencek közé!!! Feltétlen megkóstolandó!!!;)

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