Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.08/5 rDev -25.6%
A-Dark amber or copper colored beer. Thick, chunky, white head is born from my mostly gentle pour. Very retentive. Speckles of jagged lace.
S-All sweet and spicy. Some booze. Definitely spiced. Chalky Belgian yeast. Thick, malty components.
T-Dark fruit sprinkled with Belgian spice. A noticeable Belgian yeast note as well. A luscious coat of malty caramel, grown sugar and all the sweet fixings. Alcohol is evident as well.
M-Strong carbonation. Alcohol is fairly well integrated. Somewhat sticky. A definite sipper for me.
O/D-Happy I didn't buy this one myself. The more I drink them, the more I realize how this big, rich, Belgian malt elixirs are not for me.
01-15-2014 01:25:39 | More by VelvetExtract
3.15/5 rDev -23.9%
33cl into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear new shiny penny, minor egg cream colored head, ok lacing.
Aroma has a range of fragrances from high to low. Strong spicy phenols, floral components and a little zinc.
Flavor is of a spiced honey with metallic overtones. No dark fruits. Obvious but not hot alcohol, no solvents. Phenolic slightly bitter aftertaste doesn't linger too long to its benefit. Medium to full bodied lively mouthfeel. Nothing about this is quadish.
Americans don't brew quads to the level of the Trappists, De Struise, Val Dieu, St Bernardus and others whose brews are clearly of that style ilk like Het Anker. This is the converse, a belgian quad brewed in the style of a Four, The Stoic or V-Twelve. None particularly quadish.
06-18-2012 04:47:47 | More by impending
3.16/5 rDev -23.7%
Dark Amber with a slight (one finger) head. Beautiful looking beer. Smells a bit like wine. The alcohol is very apparent in the flavor. It's not as drinkable as I would've hoped. The flavor's not awful though. It tastes smooth at first but the taste is quickly replaced by a bitter boozy aftertaste. Overall, it's decent. But a little too boozy for my taste.
10-25-2013 02:46:32 | More by Ryan_Graham
3.2/5 rDev -22.7%
Im a fan of standard gulden draak so I was looking forward to the opportunity to smag this one. Poured from a 11.2oz stubby bottle into a teku. The bottle was in the fridge for over 24 hours and yet it gushed as the cap pried off. Regardless, it appears a polished clear copper color with a yellowish stained cap. A huge frothy head comes ripping out the bottle and maintains with a large bubble composition. This looks over-carbed but fades quick.
The aroma is sweet like candy or better yet beet sugar with a tinge of alcohol and herbal hops. Not much maltiness from the nose, just a sugary sweet scent. Also, the yeast contribution seems lost. Surprisingly, despite being grosely over-carbonated, there does not appear to be any off-character or detriment to the smell.
The taste is sweet yet solvent with booze. A bit of yeasty aspect is present with a flavor of clove mixing with a suggestion of banana and earth. There is a lasting herbal bitterness and booze with almost a plastic aspect across the back. Whereas the nose was without fault, the taste on this seems off in the aftertaste.
This is a medium to light bodied brew with an effervescent amount of carbonation that is quite a bit overdone. It id a warming beer overall and I get the feeling that my bottle might be off due to the plastic hint and over carbonation. I was sadly let down by this beer and probably would not revisit it again.
08-07-2014 13:30:46 | More by stakem
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.