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

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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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3.7
Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Dark amber pour with big fluffy white head. Belgian yeast, raisin, candied sugar, booze, a spiced banana type aroma, a bit of ginger, almost a butterscotch type sweetness, but not cloying. The taste is authentic.

3.6
klm1 (1844) - Bled/SF, - APR 12, 2015
Dark amber colour with firm tiny biege head. Aroma of caramel, malts and yeast with alcohol notes. flavour is a little bitter, dry and alcoholic.

3.4
freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl au Brass à Besançon, couleur caramel peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence. Une bière avec un nez sur l’alcool en bouche grosse attaque sur la goutte de prune puis pruneau continuité sur l’alcool en fin de bouche et le sucre candy. Fin de bouche caramel.

3.8
Mr_Pink_152 (5538) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Real Ale store, Newark. Slightly hazy deep Amber gold colour with a thin tan head that lasted. Aroma is fruity caramel, slight nutty and yeast. The taste has a decent balance that isn’t too sweet.

4
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2015
33 cl room temp pour into Spiegelau IPA glass (best glass that was around). Crazy carbonated-- beer exploded all over the counter. Huge head-- like marshmallow fluff. Notable lacing light brown, dark golden color. Looks great in this glass. Mostly clear. Nose is malt, yeast, pinecone (?), caramel. Mouthfeel is fairly full and creamy. Taste is complex. Notable booze. Decent malts, caramel, scotch, a subtle dark fruit, and a bit of candy sweetness.

3.6
brnandersen (4109) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Clear, copper colour with a big, fluffy off-white head. Sweet aroma with yeasts, rich caramel malts, overripe and dried fruits - apricot and oranges, spices, sugar, vanilla with alcohol dense notes - like bourbon. Taste is sweet. Full body with a thicker texture and a lively carbonation. A big, rich malty beer with a rather excessive carbonation feels a bit odd. Finishes dry and fruity with a discrete warmth from alcohol, rich malts and fruits. Nice Quad, especially when the carbonation settles.

3
Garlic_of_Doom (655) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Amber with a white, fluffy head. Aroma is sweet with apricot and caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel malt, throat pastil/cough pastil, faint herbal bitterness, spicy. Medium to full body, high carbonation, dry.

4.3
Batavi (397) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Uitgeschonken in nieuwe stijl Gulden Draak, drakenei glas. Oranjegoud iets troebel amberkleurig bier met royale licht beige schuimkraag die boven het glas uitkomt mooie koolzuurbelletjes in het glas. Dit bier ziet er fraai en smakelijk uit! De geur is fruitig en typisch quadrupel, rozijnen en rijpe bananen. De smaak is krachtig licht zoet met een verassende iets zurige toets. Behoorlijk complex smaakpallet met tonen van rozijnen, banaan tezamen met licht zurige wijnachtige houttonen. De afdronk is medium lang met verwarmende alcohol, licht bitter van de hop. Uitstekende quadrupel en een mooie aanvulling op het Gulden Draak programma van Van Steenberge.

3.8
nazbion (302) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber with persistent beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts and yeast. Taste is quite sour and less sweet than I expected. Lively carbonation, medium body.

3.4
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
This poured a murky light brown with a beige head. Aroma was of dark fruit, candy sugar. Flavor similar, booze hidden well, but overly sweet Belgian for the most part.


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