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

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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanEric (1144) - Meppel, - MAR 25, 2012
Dark blonde, with dense white head. Aroma shows up yeast, alcohol, some malts and a sweetness like almonds or walnuts. Bitter taste, fizzling by the alcohol. Strong, full bodied, dry. A fair beer, but very hevay in the finish by the amounts of alcohol that dominates the beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (841) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Aroma - sweet malt, fruit, Belgian yeast, and alcohol. Appearance - clean mahogany body, with super-charged nucleation. The head is about 1 3/4" off white. Tight, with great retention. Some whispy lacing. Taste - sweet malt, oak, Belgian yeast, alcohol, spices, and some white flesh fruit. Palate - medium body, average carbonation, dry alcoholic finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Antonio369 (46) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
33cl bottle, served in Trappist chalice. Poured a cloudy amber with a one finger ivory head. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, chestnuts,strawberries, cherries. Taste is also caramel, vanilla, banana, strawberries, alcohol. A medium to full body with a very dry, vinous bittersweet finish. Overall a pretty good quad but I like its older brother the tripel Gulden Draak better...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Where and how: bottle 330 ml, tasting
Aroma: nice old school feel to it. Traditional Belgian values are shown , some sugars, some alcohol with typical esters bouquet. 7+
Appearance :
Top: medium plus creamy cap, nice rings on glass. 3+
Base: hazy amber
Palate : medium full bodied, tad chalky.
Taste: as in Belgian strong ale, yet it has some hint of green apple and almond. Finishing with nice refined booze.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nephirem (51) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a dark orange color with big long lasting white head. Hazy appearance. Smell is strong, mostly sweet, combination of caramel and alcohol. Full body, creamy texture and medium carbonation. Taste is fruity, sweet malts, caramel and herbs. High content of alcohol (10.5% ABV) is somewhat masked by the sweetness but it becomes obvious, mostly in the aftertaste. Finish is slightly bitter and a bit boozy. Overall, excellent strong belgian ale. If you’re into this style, you’ll love it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1483) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a completely murky caramel-amber with a sticky, creamy, eggshell colored head. Eggy caramel and a little metallic on the nose. Lively and sticky mouthfeel. The eggy quality comes through in the flavor as well. Sweet toffee and caramel. A bit of alcohol is detected.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (792) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at Mccormicks in Wayzata. Dark Amber copper with medium white head and good lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and sugar. Dark fruit, plum and prune. Good yeast. Nice sweetness and hidden alcohol. Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (156) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours hazy amber with a quick white head. Nose is boozy and full of sugar and caramel. Flavor is a burst of fruit, star anise, sharp carbonation, and Belgian yeast with plenty of alcohol the whole way. The finish is sticky and bittersweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (206) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Bärnstensorange med högt, gulblekt skum som dröjer sig kvar och lämnar en del rester på kanterna. Söta och maltiga toner i doften, med torkad aprikos, sultanrussin och ljus choklad. Rejält fyllig kropp. Bra givor torkad frukt och sötma i smaken. Balanseras upp av ett avslutande humlebett och värmande alkohol. Gott! Något maltigare och något sötare än den vanliga Gulden Draak. Kanske inte riktigt lika bra, men fortfarande väldigt gott.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (123) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a slight dark amber colour with a decent soapy white head on top. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, caramel, liquorice, raisins. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a pleasant spicy finish. Notes of banana, cloves, caramel, toffee, dried fruits. Texture is oily with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (18) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2016 Bottle 750ml. Served at room temperature. Exploded upon removal of wire cork ‘cage’! Pours amber with a light haze. Head is large, frothy, off white and fully diminishing with no lace. Aroma is spicy with cinnamon, white pepper, dried apples, raisin bread, toffee and some light brandy notes. Very light spicy bitterness with notes of clove, sweet brown bread, dried banana, dried pear, toffee and all-spice. Full bodied with medium carbonation, noticeable alcohol content, a slightly oily texture, and a peppery, warming finish.


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