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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

688 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 46
Gots: 77 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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Phelps

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter at Tops.

Pretty light for a quad— a hazy tarnished gold. One finger of foamy, pillowy off-white head sticks around for a while but eventually fades to a thick, furry top layer.

Got the usual quad nose, though. Dark fruits mingle, with raisin, boysenberry and others mixing with strawberry, bubblegum and maple. Alcohol as well. Smells like it would be great on pancakes.

Wow — very rich, fruity flavor. Brown sugar and maple are baked over a casserole of raisin, strawberry and brandy. The finish is heavy with alcohol-soaked raisins. This will sound weird, but as it warms I get flavored that remind of a good, fruity Speyside scotch.

Good, hefty medium body carries the big flavor. Sugary. Light carbonation breaks into some silky fizz. Alcohol heat dances through the nostrils.

A rich brew. A little sweet, but very good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2012 05:06:36 | More by Phelps
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy malt forward aroma with big hints of dark fruits. Belgian yeast with some upfront hints of clove, pepper, and cinnamon spicing. Sweet scent of Belgian candied sugar and brown sugar. Toasted malt with sweet hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toasted bread, and straw. Big fruit esters with hints of bananas, pear, orange, and apples along with a big presence of dark fruit including hints of grapes, raisin, fig, prune, cherry, and plum. Also some hints of leather and licorice spicing. Subtle earthy hop hints. A very good complex aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, a yeasty, spicy, and very fruity malt driven taste with a big presence of dark fruits. Upfront Belgian yeast with some notes of clove, peppers, funk, and cinnamon spice. Sweet taste of candied sugar and brown sugar. Toasted malt with bready and sweet notes of caramel, biscuit, toasted bread, and toffee. Huge taste of dried fruits with good notes of banana, apples, pear, and orange. Dark fruit notes of raisin, fig, grapes, prune, cherry, and plum. Good notes of leather and slight tobacco. Subtle earthy and grassy hop notes. A very good Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, spicy, and fairly juicy with a drying finish. Alcohol presence is felt but its not overly hot.

Overall: A really great Belgian Quad. Good mix of fruit esters, spices, and toasty malt. Up there with the best.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 07:24:31 | More by MattyG85
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Pirillo10

Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-11-2014 00:11:09 | More by Pirillo10
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-04-2014 18:02:41 | More by MonkeyBread
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-04-2014 04:59:44 | More by Larz_73
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-04-2014 04:57:31 | More by xbrettfavrex
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-03-2014 22:08:27 | More by sammyg832
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Blowntaint


5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-01-2014 00:50:27 | More by Blowntaint
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stuart3368

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-29-2014 16:01:31 | More by stuart3368
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Alexanderthegreat


5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-28-2014 20:35:29 | More by Alexanderthegreat
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-26-2014 00:33:48 | More by Rhody1
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DROIDxJR


5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-25-2014 18:34:48 | More by DROIDxJR
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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-24-2014 17:03:04 | More by dsm45
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-24-2014 10:10:26 | More by pknyc
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Brutus627

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-24-2014 01:48:44 | More by Brutus627
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DETHOM12

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-23-2014 21:59:40 | More by DETHOM12
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Sirre

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-23-2014 21:14:20 | More by Sirre
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-23-2014 17:07:48 | More by thehyperduck
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FLima

Brazil

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a huge thick orange head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Unexpectedly light aroma for a Quad with notes of caramel, mild grape and banana.
Flavor with citrusy notes, candi sugar, light spices, Portuguese young wine, mild plum, green apples, raisins and honey. It has a short delay in drying your mouth.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation. It is hard to believe it has an alcohol content of 10.5% abv.
I don’t know why I was expecting an even more powerful version of Gulden Draak (I guess the label), but I got a bit less complex and intense beer that is rather smooth, which in a second thought, it is a quality on its own, it is extremely drinkable at 10.5% abv. Anyway, it is a definitely a good beer and kept getting better as it approached room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 01:53:54 | More by FLima
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jwm5008


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-19-2014 20:28:41 | More by jwm5008
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-19-2014 00:39:09 | More by WynnO
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-17-2014 03:00:04 | More by wrightst
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ToddMopps


3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-17-2014 01:32:15 | More by ToddMopps
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tomordonez

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Similar to the white bottle Gulden Draak. Amber with a nice chunky head. Very nice bouquet. Smells like brown sugar, caramel, toffee, some chocolate. Low to medium carbonation. Fruity in front. Bitter in the middle. Strong finish. Very complex and flavorful. A very detailed brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:24:01 | More by tomordonez
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thkrb99

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-13-2014 22:59:20 | More by thkrb99
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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.