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

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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilif (23) - 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Fairly light in color for the style, mostly orange. This is nice. Sweet but with some fruit that really hides the alcohol well. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kampfar (15) - Münster, GERMANY, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
From 33 cl bottle; bottle conditioned beer which pours amber colored and murky. Strong malty and yeasty aroma, cookie and dough. Well carbonated with a small, creamy off-white head. Rich mouthfeel, creamy texture. Sweet initial flavor with heavy malty taste, yeast also takes part of the initial flavor. Long finish. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1338) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2015
Ambar nebulosa, de dos dedos de espuma blanquecina, duradera. Aroma de caramelo, con notas frutales. En boca, llama la atención la carbonatación, intensa. El tono es bastante alcohólico. Y el sabor, bien malteado, licórico, acaramelado, fruto seco, notas de levadura belga... pero sobre todo resulta un licor en toda regla, desde el primer trago, y especialmente en el postgusto. Para tomar a pequeños sorbos en la sobremesa. Pero inferior en complejidad , cuerpo y en conjunto a las mejores quads

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunstoneale (7) - MOLDOVA - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
Lovely aroma of dried fruits, caramel and some alcohol. Thick body, sweet but not cloying thanks to the touch of hops balancing out the taste. Had a struggle finishing it but still loved the experience.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierhier (21) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
very nice quadruple, good balance with a more sweet taste and nice bitterness in the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (982) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 8/8-15. Bottle from local kiosk, Brussels. Malty and fruity with dried fruits, also sweet. Body is medium, sweet and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1749) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (330 ml) from local supermarket, Brussels. Fruity and malty, dried fruits, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fillepolo (78) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from beer trip in brussels bought at a local kiosk. Caramel, fruity and licorice notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (545) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Appearance- dark amber, with a half-finger beige head which gradually fades. Aroma- lots of dark fruit, prune, plum, raisin, brown sugar, apple crumble, malts, Belgian yeast. Taste- caramel sweetness, banana, sugary sultana, cherries, malty, a fluffy mouthfeel with a sweet finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Nice ale, if a little on the sweet side.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (937) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 27, 2015
Clear amber, cappuccino rocky head Toffee, passito, roasted caramel, riped fruti, riped apricots, a hint of tobacco Caramel, roasted malts. a hint of hops and tobacco. Much same in taste, quite fulfilling, riped fruit, light smokiness and amarena liquor.


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