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


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RATINGS: 1012   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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Kleurplaatje (203) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2017
Pours dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, toasted... Yeast and caramels, slight dark fruits... Flavor is sticky sweet with a clear alcohol burn. Burnt sugar notes, clear yeast, caramels, ripe fruits, something spicy... Finish is sweet and liquor-like (alcohol...) Medium bodied, thick, sticky texture, lively carbonated. It sure is a good brew, but the liquor-like alcohol sting is quite disturbing, odd and to a minor extent somewhat unpleasant as well.

kybo92 (61) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2017
Odličan, al za koplje lošiji od "orginala.".................,,..........

cmacklin (1169) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dried fruit and yeast. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, dried fruit, light spice and yeast with a warming booze finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty.

rumore (521) - Rimini, ITALY - JUL 4, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours intense amber, with abundant white foam, irregular. Aroma is intense of caramel and malt. Body is dense with good carbonation. Taste is intensely sweet, with only underlying bitterness. Finish is rather long and sweet.

xavras (21) - - JUL 3, 2017
Kolor brazowawy, metnawy. Niezły w smaku, ale za bardzo czuć alkohol. Niezłe piwo, ale nie nazwałbym quadruplem.

jjsint (3089) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle from Cafe Bruxelles, Leicester. Orange/gold, with a swirl of white head. Caramel, clementine, banana, hazelnut, brandy. Taste is sweet and alcohol-laden with a spicy happiness holding it in balance. Long sweet finish with apricot syrup and light sweet spices. Thick body, heavily carbonated. This is really, really good. Boozy but not overpowering, sweet without being cloying. Love it.

Luneylane (191) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUN 29, 2017
A bottle from Muzha Jason’s, drunk at home. Aroma: beef extract, oxtail soup. Appearance: reddish-brown, minimal tan head. Palate: medium-bodied and thick, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Taste: medium sweet; unbalanced, need more bitterness. How is this different from regular Gulden Draak? I can’t taste the difference.

Nurmis (671) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle, 33cl. Pours hazy, bit reddish amber. Huge white head. Yeast, caramel, apricot, bit of spices. Bit boozy.

jsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle (750ml): Reddish/golden color, two finger off white head. Muted aroma. Taste was sweet (almost syrupy) and fruity, somewhat wine like. Maybe some caramel and vanilla. Not sure if this ever saw an oak barrel, but tasted something like that too.

IOzh (159) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUN 18, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours hazy amber color with large off-white head. Aroma of apricot, dried fruits, brown sugar, wine, yeast. Medium body with soft carbonation. Sweet taste with light bitter finish and bittersweet aftertaste. Alcohol warmth.

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