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

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RATINGS: 903   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle pours opaque amber with two finger light tan head. Peach, banana, golden raisins, bread, caramel, cloves. Moderately sweet, mild/moderate bitterness, a hint of sour. Medium, lively body. Alcohol completely hidden. An excellent quad.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwyu (55) - - JUL 24, 2016
Wonderful beer. Rum, raisins, ripe cherries, caramel, burnt sugar. Sweet but not cloying it sticky. Finish lingers but clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Dark amber colour with medium creamy beige head, fair retention, fine lacing. Lightly toasted nose with caramel, toasted nuts, some breadcrust and dried fruits, some red berries. Taste is very comlex with a lot of caramel and dried plum, some apple and toasted nuts. Mostly sweet, but not too sticky, some herbal hop bitterness is present. Full body, moderate carbonation, velvety texture, sweet fruity finish. Well rounded, serious strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2746) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Pours dark amber, velvety head. Nose is caramel, sweet caramelised fruits, dried fruits, brown sugar, marzipan, booze. Tastes sugary sweet, dried fruits, bitter caramel, Belgian yeast, warming alcohol. Not the top of the style but good, and tasted better slightly warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity with alcohol. Taste is also the same but with a little sourness. Aftertaste is malty with some hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (518) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Amber color, clear liquid, orange-tan head. Smell of banana, cherries. Aroma of cherry liquor, banana, alcohol. Quite good, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle, from Lidl. Amber gold, fluffy and sustained white head, gentle condition. Spirity nose, with hints of esters, honey and fruit, some muted marzipan and a hint of yeast. Alcoholic and warming in the mouth, with a touch of woody earthiness and a solid malty sweetness, theres a little bitterness but not enough to give balance, a little fruity yeastiness comes through with time but the alcohol numbs the tongue somewhat and masks a lot of the nuances. Finish is warming and spirity with lots of retronasal alcohol and a touch of vinous fruitiness, some dry yeastiness lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Amber color. Malty, rich armoas of caramel, hard candy and fruits. Taste is toffee, apricot and yeast, some spices.. Too much on the sweet side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (579) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
33 cl från Casino i Montpellier. En speciell öl med speciel smak men jag tror jag gillart!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle. Lidl. Amber colour. Light haze. Good, foamy, lasting, off white head. Nose has ripe pear. Caramel. Raisins. Sweet and nutty. Prunes and dates, and the like. Smells great. Taste is sticky, vine fruit sweet. Some nutty dryness. Decent mouthfeel. Soft and foamy. Drinks well under the ABV. Some light bitterness on the finish. Sticky, fruity sweetness throughout. Factor in the price, and this is a belter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvNa (36) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Color goldbrown. Nice head. Taste sweet, yeast, alcohol. Pretty much co2. A bit flat taste for a quadrupel. Overall a nice beer to drink once in a while.


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