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


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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
I rarely get a chance to drink a true Belgian Quadruple, so I was very happy to enjoy this one. It is really tough, full of amazing flavors. A harsh beast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jultsu (168) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Isohko hutera vaahko joka säilyy ikuisuuden, raikkaahko hedelmäisen alkoholisen huumaava tuoksu. Maku banaania, rapeahkon kirpeän alkoholinen, kirpeähkön makean kuivahko jälkimaku. Kuohuva hiilihapokas suutuntuma. Lievä alkoholin polte kurkussa. Hyvää, mutta. Tai no, ei muttia. Hyvää, ellei jopa erinomaista.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rotaman14 (68) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Kupferfarben, weiße Schaumkrone. Aroma besteht aus Brot, süßen Früchten. Im Geschmack Rosinen, Zitrus, Alkohol. Auf jeden Fall besser als das Original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (165) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Cupper color white a white head, medium carbonation.Taste is caramel, sweet fruit and some nice strong alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (18) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
APPEARANCE - Mostly opaque orange amber with a 4-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, herbaceous. TASTE - Sweet, herbaceous, ABV not that well-hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Beer is light, well-carbonated, with a pleasantly creamy head. VALUE - A bit pricey OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A sipping beer. Very Belgian taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (788) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 17, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL. Look: clear beautiful copper, big off-white creamy head with good retention. Aroma: sweet fruit liquor, grains and even corn at times, fruity alcohol. Taste: warming alcohol right upfront, very sweet and fruity, also grainy, some phenolic bitterness in the finish. Bog boozy sweet evening-style drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingvit (182) - - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma: spice, bubblegum, banana, bread; Appearance: pale amber gold, medium vanishing head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, oily texture, average carbonation, medium body Well-hidden alcohol, strangely closer to a tripel than to a quadrupel :-) Not too dry, well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
aenima (258) - Askim, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
I expected a dark malty beer. Instead I got a sweet triple. Dry and sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevnic2008 (8092) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Pour copper color with a foamy head, aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. Taste is strong alcohol with dark fruits and light sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (32) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Honing rook fruitig achtig aroma. Bitterzoet fruitig in de mond, zoetige nasmaak in de afdronk, doet crème achtig aan. Mooi gevarieerd palet aan smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (468) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
0.33 bottle. Hazy, light brown color and a small cream-colored head of great retention. Aroma full of malts, honey, fruits, alcohol, and sugar. Sweet taste, a lot of malts, some candized sugar, and a touch of molasses. Medium to full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is a tad sourer than the rest with more fruity flavors and candy sugar though it isn’t as amazing as in most quads. Overall the brew is great although it would be hard to mess up a quadrupel; it doesn’t stand out, just utilizes the quadrupel’s features well.

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