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


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RATINGS: 995   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a nice clear orange amber with a beaded white head and lively carbonation. The aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, fresh bread? And bubblegum. The taste is spicy, light sweet, and a dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (4123) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2017
@ Lilla Barkarby 17-5-24: Ungefr som frvntat: jst, brunsocker, kryddor och lite apelsinzest. Rund smak, ngot kort eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sa1m0ne (6) - - MAY 25, 2017 does not count
Très bonne bière, de couleur assez claire, manque d'un peu de texture en bouche mais très bon goût en général. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cglans (154) - - MAY 25, 2017
33cl bottle. hazy orange color. medium to big white head. malt, caramel yeast, a bit boozy and sweet. medium bitterness and carbonaton

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geolgau (169) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAY 24, 2017
Sweet and alcoholic aroma. Fruity, caramel and liquor. Taste is a bit too sweet. Fruit liquor, alcoholic warmth, jam. Sweet, jammy aftertase. A bit too sweet for me, but alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michigander51 (2) - Adrian, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
Bronze golden color Quadruple. Little effervescence when poured. The head is not impressive, but overall appearance is nice. The taste is malty, but the finish is a slight yeast taste which lingers. Little hoppiness apparent and no sign of fruitiness. The aftertaste is a no joy for me, but the beer is a great complex malty flavor that would be better drunk with strong cheeses than drunk alone. A good Belgian, but not on my great list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (2137) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2017
330 ml bottle. Garnet colored pour is topped by a large pillowy beige head. Intense dried fruit scent has notes of orange zest and brandy. Big bittersweet malt flavor has sweet dried apricot notes. Big warming alcohol sensation as well. Vinous malty flavor in middle. Chewy fruity malt finish is reminiscent of Cointreau.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
Bottle from Lidl. Light body, big bubbles. Enjoyably tasty. A touch of orange, some barley sugar, a nose of hop. Good warmth. Blood, sweat, Werthers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fanni (19) - HUNGARY - APR 30, 2017
cereal, resin, dough, golden, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, The appearance of the bottle is tricky beceause it predicts, that the beer is dark but its not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (857) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2017
11/04/2017 - 33 cl bottle @ my parents. Almost clear orange with light tanned head. Nose is sweet malty, some fruits. Taste is malts, sweet, banana, some yeast. Not bad but expected way more. All in all nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emincems (84) - - APR 20, 2017
bottle. looks very bright for a quad. i expected more foam lasting and stronger aromas. tastes malt and overly candied raisins. full bodied, but you can feel abv. not bad or average at all, but i had big expectations after theirs the strong ale.

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