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

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RATINGS: 922   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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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.


pilif's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilif (25) - zedelgem, - NOV 27, 2011
nice coper coloured beer, very different from the normal gulden draak you smell the typical van steenberge yeast, taste little bit bananas very soft beer but 10.5 % VOL


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1374) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Aroma is banana, clove, spices, caramel, fruity, booze, eh. Appearance is is reddish brown, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is boozy, fruity, clove, dry, spices, woody, different. Mouthfeel is medium body, light very crisp carbonation, weird woody fruity aftertaste that falls off extra quickly. Overall, this one isn’t as balanced as I’d hoped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hikh (2) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2016 does not count
Duft af brød.og alkohol. Gylden uklar flot og sød øl med kraftig smag. Skum er storboblede og falder hurtig til ro.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2016
a nice quad - dry and yeasty with pulms, bread and other pit fruit, and a little alcohol shing through.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
carlorox (16) - siena, ITALY - SEP 18, 2016
Il giusto equilibrio, una dolcezza appena accennata che non ha alcun eccesso floreale o fruttato e non risulta mai stucchevole. Gusto pieno, intenso, tipico delle birre di questa casa che io continuo a considerare una delle migliori belghe.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (370) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
Amber. Rich malt, fruity notes and spicy phenols dominate this quadrupel. The taste is full and sweet, with a dry, lightly bitter and slightly alcoholic finish. Full body and prickly carbonation. Overall, a great quadrupel. Tastes more or less the same as the normal Gulden Draak. The sweetness in this one is a little more balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Myonlyvice (152) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2016
Slightly hazy amber with a white creamy head. Plum, raisin, banana and a bit of spice. Sweet bit nicely balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sccp1910 (169) - BRAZIL - SEP 4, 2016
Só por ser uma quadrupel já se espera uma ótima cerveja. Tem aroma muito agradável, cor âmbar e sabor com um mix de amargor e um adocicado em seu final.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (96) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours copper with a foaming white lacing. Sweet raisins, cherries and apricots. Very nice finish, outstanding beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (224) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2016
Pours dark golden/amber with a big frothy, lasting white head. The aroma contains malts, ripe fruits, some caramel, spices, grass, yeast and alcohol. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, with a long spicy finish and the typical Van Steenberge alcohol punch that burns your throat (in a good way). Full body, oily texture and a very fizzy carbonation. Good, but not as refined as its traditional brother.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Shared with Jed on the porch, thanks Julie. Malty, caramelly, boozy. Tons of Belgian yeast esters and phenols: overripe fruit, black pepper, clove, bubblegum, banana. Medium body, intensely fizzy carbonation, lingering sweetness which eventually dried out at the finish. A fairly tasty, true-to-style quad, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the original Gulden Draak.


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