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


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RATINGS: 906   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estover (80) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Copper in color, very small head left after a quick large bubble burst. No lacing but it keeps a nice covering on top. Very little nose, alcohol well hidden in nose and taste. Thick mouth-feel quick finish. Bread dough, light clove, banana light vanilla. 5/28/2016 Much better then fresh, slightly more sweet with a wonderful grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (496) - 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 (3033) - 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 (570) - 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 (55) - - JUL 24, 2016
Wonderful beer. Rum, raisins, ripe cherries, caramel, burnt sugar. Sweet but not cloying it sticky. Finish lingers but clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Dark amber colour with medium creamy beige head, fair retention, fine lacing. Lightly toasted nose with caramel, toasted nuts, some breadcrust and dried fruits, some red berries. Taste is very comlex with a lot of caramel and dried plum, some apple and toasted nuts. Mostly sweet, but not too sticky, some herbal hop bitterness is present. Full body, moderate carbonation, velvety texture, sweet fruity finish. Well rounded, serious strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2753) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Pours dark amber, velvety head. Nose is caramel, sweet caramelised fruits, dried fruits, brown sugar, marzipan, booze. Tastes sugary sweet, dried fruits, bitter caramel, Belgian yeast, warming alcohol. Not the top of the style but good, and tasted better slightly warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1713) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity with alcohol. Taste is also the same but with a little sourness. Aftertaste is malty with some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (524) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Amber color, clear liquid, orange-tan head. Smell of banana, cherries. Aroma of cherry liquor, banana, alcohol. Quite good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle, from Lidl. Amber gold, fluffy and sustained white head, gentle condition. Spirity nose, with hints of esters, honey and fruit, some muted marzipan and a hint of yeast. Alcoholic and warming in the mouth, with a touch of woody earthiness and a solid malty sweetness, theres a little bitterness but not enough to give balance, a little fruity yeastiness comes through with time but the alcohol numbs the tongue somewhat and masks a lot of the nuances. Finish is warming and spirity with lots of retronasal alcohol and a touch of vinous fruitiness, some dry yeastiness lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Amber color. Malty, rich armoas of caramel, hard candy and fruits. Taste is toffee, apricot and yeast, some spices.. Too much on the sweet side.

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