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


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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Bronze and poured with a big head that was slow to dissipate. Sweetness dominates and it a bit of a sugar bomb. Plenty of strength but a bit one dimensional. Pleasant but i cant understand why it is so highly rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1507) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
330ml bottle:
A surprising beer when poured & definitely lighter than expected, its easily one of the lightest quadrupels I think Ive tried. It had a nice sweetness to it, particularly the nose but the caramel that showed there seemed to fade, putting the beer as more of a Belgian pale ale at times. There was some lighter fruits & citrus that gave the beer its fresh, lively feel but it wasnt quite what Id expected; its still a very good beer though but Id go with the original over this version next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dropi6 (252) - POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Pours hazy, orange, small foam. In aromas mostly alcohol, yeast, sweet. Fruity. Nice sweetness in mouth, fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tanel025 (70) - ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
Pretty hard to comment. Nice aroma, though mostly alcohol. Would like to feel some more fruits in aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark raisins, malt. Some bitterness arrives later. Sweetness and warming continues till the end. I would tell this is not a complex beer, but rather simple and this simplicity makes it wonderful. Alcohol well hidden, pretty drinkable. Its my second time to drink this and it still suprises.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (495) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017
Mooie quadrupel. Hoogblond bier, met een krachtige schuimkraag. Fruitige toetsen, alsmede wat hout en een droog effect van de hop. Warme ervaring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (960) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2017
An impressive orange hue with a large head. Notes of dried fruit, figs, spice and nuts. Very warming and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1260) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 bottle 10,5%. Poured cloudy amber-orange with a creamy lasting head. Hefty aroma, sweet and fruity with a sourish note. Full bodied, pricky carbonation, thick and creamy mouthfeel with a tart finish. Sweet bready malt flavour, notes of dark sugar, raisens, pepper and banana peel. A little boozy but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banzale (226) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2016
Bu chez vanuxeem. Verre de 15 cl. Couleur cuivre reflet dore. Petit col de mousse trs lger. Au nez : cest pic et caramlis En bouche : cest malts torrfi, prsence dalcool en tout cas . Assez longue en bouche . Prensence et sensation alcoolique trop importante. Casse le tout je trouve . Manque daromatique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (1202) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours hazy amber with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is sweet, boozy, fruit sweets, grain, perfume. Taste is malty, sweet and boozy with banana notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeanmarcmoud (7) - FRANCE - DEC 26, 2016 does not count
Bue dans son verre avec le lit de levures. Une belle bire orange avec quelques reflets rouges, un mousse crme malheureusement pas assez tenace (do la perte dun point pour laspect). Cest une bire liquoreuse, aux armes de raisins trs prsents. Vient ensuite des armes de diffrents fruits (orange notamment). Lgrement sucre sans briser son amertume. Les levures apportent une chaleur persistante en bouche, trs agrable. En bref, une trs bonne bire, forte mais quilibre, dguster au coin du feu aprs une rude journe !

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