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

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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (157) - - MAY 19, 2016
Hazy dark amber, big froth head but not long. Sweet malt, caramel aroma. Medium to high sweet, almost no bitterness, a little spicy and yeast notes. Full body, slick or sticky texture, not very long, a bit abrupt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beggard (45) - - MAY 18, 2016
Känguruh pub Vienna, 0,33l bottle. Fruit, malt, sweet aroma, amber color with a white 3 finger head. Very rich, malt, hop, honey, carmel and fruity taste. Stays on a tongue leaving sweet aftertaste with some bitterness in it. Alcohol well hidden, but it is obvious it’s a strong beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augdraught1981 (261) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Surprisingly clear amber pour, which I haven’t seen before in a quad. Sparkling carbonation with a creamy off white head and delicious sweet fruity & spicy aromas. Smells great! The flavor is bitter right up front, with a strong & sweet rum & brandy flavored alcohol presence in a full and smooth body. Overall, a delicious & strong alcohol forward quad.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Probabeer (118) - - MAY 14, 2016
Buenísima. Al igual que la Gulden Draak normal, tiene un sabor complejo. Cuerpo medio, sabor largo. Muy buena.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinivini (1064) - BELARUS - MAY 12, 2016
Deep amber colour, opaque, moderate head. Average retention. Nice aroma of black currant marmalade, perfume, candy, dark fruit. Medium to full body. Oily to creamy. Sweet rich malty taste. Dark fruit, caramel, brandy, warming alco. Light bitterness. Great one

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (122) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
Flesje van de buurman gekregen. Tht. 02-2015. Donkerbruin tot koperkleurig bier met een fruitig aroma. De smaak is caramelachtig en licht bitter. De bittere smaak blijft lekker in de mond hangen. Bij het drinken voel je de alcohol binnen komen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (283) - - APR 30, 2016
Bottle - clear amber, very small head, medium carbonation. Decent aroma, ok on tongue, slight ting left in mouth. Fruity tasting, quite decent - not overally alcoholic tasting for a Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (31) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 26, 2016
A tough one, IMO not the best around, thought it was a bit difficult to drink without anything to eat along with this beer, because of it’s strong alcohol taste, but at least it is remarkable in it’s own way. Positively surprised overall. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fuzzcro (176) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 21, 2016 Again the rating here surprises me. This is the third bottle of a 6pk sampler I’ve tried...I think I drank them backwards at least according to ratings here, I did. This one is just a bit too complex for me...it doesn’t come together well for my palate...seems the flavors are fighting. I can drink it and it is definitely proving it’s double digit ABV...it might now curious to see how the next 3 measure up.


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