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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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TheAlamoWrocker

Texas

3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 0050 On Sunday of February 23, 2014.
This bottle was purchased in December of 2012. Poured a 11.2 oz bottle (10.7 ABV) into a Tulip.

A: Poured a solid one fingered creamy tan head. The body is a dark cloudy golden red body. Carbonation rising throughout the glass.

S: Malts, yeasts, and followed by esters.

T: The yeast taste comes through strong with the alcohol presence not being absent. As this warms up the dark fruits that a Quad is most known for becomes present.

M: The head is ever-present and because of that the head gives the brew a nice bubbly crisp feel.

O: Due to the alcohol abundance in this brew it leaves you ready for a night of sleep. This is a pleasant nightcap brew. I am giving this review as someone who does not care for Quads, but this brew was pretty pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 07:25:44 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
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RickS95

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You can tell it means business just from the pour, which is an amber copper color. The beauty of the look is that this beer isn't clear at all, it's murky and mysterious. The head is bright white and moderately thick. Tight bubbles lack great retention, but never fully disappear. Each movement of the glass brings about more carbonation, as well as a spotty lace.

It's all Belgian in the nose. A full compliment of pepper, pear and alcohol. No more words necessary.

Flavor explodes. Everything in the nose is more robust on the taste buds. The Belgian yeast gives a bready taste mixed in with spicy pepper and sweet/tart pear. Hop presence is very low, but balance is provided with the malt backbone and the intense alcohol.

Similar to the above attributes, it feels very Belgian. A balancing act of sweet and spicy takes place from beginning to end, the act ending as the heat from the alcohol develops near the finish. Full bodied for such a light colored beer, it's very complex in its flavors and its feel. Prickly carbonation to scrape the palate clean as the alcohol tries to keep hold til the last second.

A really manly beer, clearly a quad. A sipper, full of alcohol. Yet it provides complex flavors and feel. Aggressive, but never crossing the line. Another good beer from Van Steenberge.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 04:07:50 | More by RickS95
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO 330ml bottle for $3.25. Served at 8deg C in a challis.

A- Very good. Interesting that this quad is blonde with a slight brown hue.

S- Excellent. Scents of fig, plum and caramel

T- See Smell! Slightly metallic though

M- Dry. No where near the creaminess I was expecting. Yeasty that is for sure

O- Very good. Will see how this settles down over time

Food Pairing

This unusual quad paired very well with... Grilled cheese sandwiches. Lovely tomato, cheddar cheese and onion.

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 05:20:31 | More by DaveBar
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml stubby Belgian bottle purchased from Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill.

Pours a bright and clear deep golden colour, and despite a fairly careful pour, the head roars up in a mass of rocky, frothy cream-coloured bubbles. These crackle their way out to nothing, leaving a very aerated core and some wet smacks of lace. Body is light and fluid. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is dense with Belgian yeast esters—dense in that they're there, and pretty solid, but they don't express themselves individually, more as a pronounced block. Here we are, they say, and together we stand. There's a slight dustiness to it as well, giving it a slightly refined characteristic. It's actually pretty pleasant.

Taste is also quite refined and very good overall. Smooth, slightly biting characters run from start to finish, giving a mostly neutral grain malt character, laced with a hint of phenolics and acidity. Pleasant dryness on the back cleans things up, and prevents any significant alcohol burn. The booze is there, but it's marvelously tempered. This doesn't feel at all like a post-10% ABV beer. The feel helps in this regard too: it's light, but balanced enough to prevent any astringency.

It's a pretty fine beer, well crafted and packing a punch you don't expect. The smoothness on the palate is excellent, and the approachability overall is genuinely surprising. For a beer weighing in at ten-and-a-half percent ABV, this is ridiculously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 05:15:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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bball208

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn near perfect for a belgian quad!

I honestly don't have much to knock about this beer other than the fact that I don't want to give it a perfect score just because I may be an asshole, but damn this was a great beer for its style.

Let's just say first that it can easily go head to head with St. Bernardus (which I think is better than Rochefort 10). Pours golden and very bubbly, 2-3 fingers of head. Head dissipates fairly slowly.

Smelled like the textbook belgian. More floral than a St. Bernardus, but slightly. I got that classic belgian yeast, brown sugar, and a tartness of a grape. Outstanding.

Tasted just like a St. Bernardus, with less dark fruits. The same mouthfeel, but just slightly less booze and dark fruits was the only difference.

Overall, 98/100. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 17:05:21 | More by bball208
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BierJager89

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper with a foamy, light tan head.

S: Fruity Belgian yeast esters, cardamom, nutmeg, apricot and dark fruit in the nose.

T: Sweet spices, dark and light fruits, tastes and feels more like a trippel than a quad.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: I personally prefer the regular Gulden Draak, but I'd recommend this to anyone who likes tripels. I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 21:36:35 | More by BierJager89
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-amber color with a huge thick head of a slightly orange tinted color. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a yeasty and bready smells with the yeast bringing along aromas of spice of coriander and clove. Some fruit aromas of orange, raisin, plum, and pear are there as well producing a somewhat triple/quad like aroma. A grassy smell and a bit of alcohol booze are in the aroma as well mixing with a slight grainy smell to round out the aroma profile.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet bready taste made of some honey and caramel flavors mixed with a rather big bready taste. Other sweet flavors of a fruit nature are present right from the start with flavors of peach, apricot, raisin, and plum all there. While the caramel flavors fade as the taste advances, the flavor actually grows sweeter in nature as more fruit flavors and honey come to the tongue. While the sweetness increases, some yeasty flavors come to the tongue, bringing with them some banana and spice of coriander and a hint of clove. A light amount of a grassy flavor as well as a moderately boozy taste come to the tongue at the end of the taste, leaving a nice warming, sweet, but quite enjoyable flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker body is great for the malty backbone of the beer as well as for accentuating the boozy and grassy flavors, all while the moderate carbonation is good for the sweet fruit tastes as well as for making the beer quite a bit more easy drinking. Overall the feel is rather nice.

Overall – A rather tasty Belgian Quad/ Strong ale. Big sweet flavors with a decent booze and still quite drinkable and very enjoyable. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 02:38:46 | More by Darkmagus82
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle to a chalice.

A: pours a deep honey or copper color with a dense and persistent one finger head. The head sticks around for quite a while eventually giving way to a good film of foam.

S: malts, raisins, plums, some grape and yeast.

T: sweetness... Honey, malts, dark fruits and a bit of bookings.

M: full body, sweet finish and good carbonation.

O: while this may not be in the league of St Bernardus or Rochefort 10 it is a nice quad. I think it is a good easy drinking quad that is not overly pretentious. I'm glad I picked a few up and I will be interested to see how these change over time.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 21:49:36 | More by polloenfuego
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3.25

Appearance – Copper colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, grapes/raisins, plums

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and some yeast. There is also some honey, dark fruit, and a medicine like taste. I can pick up on the booze but it's not over the top.

Overall – I was expecting a little more sugary fruity sweetness based on the regular draak. Still a good beer but not in the same tier as the famous quads like bernardus, trappe, rochefort etc. There is just nothing really exciting about it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 01:59:53 | More by spinrsx
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 02/09/2015.

A - Deep golden colour and cloudy. Strong carbonation with a three finger off white head. Great finger of retention with good lace rings.

S - Yeast, sugar, raisins. Mild.

T - Raisins, yeast, bread. Mild again.

M - Good carbonation, full body, sweet and dry in the finish.

O/D - This is obviously far too young for a Quad. Mild, muted, etc. I can see the potential in it though. Gonna have to revisit it later.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:29:32 | More by tbeckett
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johnchen1229

California

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple is a the quadrupel variant of the dark Belgian beer Gulden Draak, brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, East Flanders.

The recipe consists of 3 different kinds of malt added in a volume of 4 times the content in lager. For the secondary fermentation wine yeast is used. As a result, this beer has a high alcohol content (10.7%).

A: Poured a dark, almost red, amber with a finger of foam. A lot of particulates make it hard to see through. Moderate bubbling, minimal lacing. This is a very mature beer in terms of aging. Looks like orange honey.

S: Not much of a smell. Hint of ripe fruits, but it mostly just smells... sweet. It's pleasant. Not much alcohol.

T: Complex alcoholic body, as expected from the 3 malts and high alcohol content, sweet and malty, low hoppiness and booziness.

M: Creamy, easy to sip, hard to gulp.

O: Great beer. Sweet and warm.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 05:42:02 | More by johnchen1229
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gulden Draak 9000 has a medium, off-white, quasi-fizzy head, a hazy, caramel appearance, which becomes rather milky, once the caked bottom contents are swished and poured in, and a heavy sheen of foam left behind on the goblet. Aroma is of rich, sweet, bready, dense, husky, grain, and the flavor is of all that, with prunes, dates, sugar, vegetable matter, and wet grain husk. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Gulden Draak 9000 finishes semi-dry, rich, a bit cloying, fruity, and complex. A sipper, not a gulper!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 15:12:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
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msalsbury

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I'm a big fan of Belgian beers in general, especially the Triple and Quadruple styles, so Gulden Draak 9000 is right up my alley.

It pours a lovely coppery amber with just a slight haze and virtually no head. There is a little bit of web-like lacing left in the glass as you drink it.

The aroma combines the usual Belgian fruit, spice, and sweetness with a hint of alcohol.

The flavor matches up with the aroma. It's sweet without being overly sugary. It's spicy to the "just right" level. It's fruity without tasting like a fruit beer. In short, it's everything I look for in the Quad style, and nothing I dislike. Hops bitterness is minimal in this one. Even at 10% ABV, the warming note of the alcohol is not intense or uncomfortable.

The finish is fruity and sweet, and very pleasant overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 20:09:29 | More by msalsbury
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dlcoblen

South Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: the color of honey. Slightly murky, with amber hue. I had about a 3.5 finger head which settled after 3 or 4 minutes. I love the lacing it leaves behind.

S: Candied fruit all day.

T: Deliciously sweet. A perfect dessert beer after dinner. I don't know why but its difficult to pick out specific flavors in this one. Its just good! It has the sweetness plus the Belgian yeasty taste. The high abv is hidden well in my opinion you get mostly dark fruits when it hits the palate. Not much to say just go get one to enjoy.

M: great mouth feel here. So very creamy with a good balance of carbonation.

Overall: Like I said a perfect dessert beer due to its sweetness and creaminess. I certainly enjoyed this quadruple and will be buying it again. You wouldn't know it because of the sweetness but the abv is 10.7 which makes it enjoyable because one is all that is necessary.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:21:23 | More by dlcoblen
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A rather unique quad obviously, companion to this brewery's "dark tripel". Looks, smells, and tastes distinctive, as one would expect. I let mine hang out in the cellar for around 8 months or so before finally getting down to brass tacks this afternoon. Poured into a goblet, this brew is a dark honey amber color rather than brown, with around four inches of light-colored head that disappeared quite quickly. Aroma reminds me of a saison, with nutty, spicy, funky yeast paving the way and pungent sweet honey and cooked fruit bringing up the rear. Smells quite a bit like fermented prune juice. Palate is richly sweet and spicy, with honeyed breakfast cereal, golden syrup, cooked applesauce, pumpkin, sultana raisin, prunes, clove, coriander, and dry burlap sack/horse blanket all blending together. Unique combination of flavors yet still a quintessentially Belgian "malt bomb". Fairly thick and syrupy body, an effect amplified by the relatively tame carbonation. Hard to taste much in the way of hops. Certainly has its own charm, even if I do prefer the more traditional dark takes on the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 20:29:48 | More by CalgaryFMC
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 01:25:39 | More by VelvetExtract
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a Gulden Draak glass at Fiorentino's, Lititz, PA

A- a dark, cloudy amber, with a nice white head. Certainly lighter than I expected for a Quad.

S- Tons and tons of dark fruits, prunes and black cherries mostly. Some dark Belgian sugars and fruity esters are there as well. A slight earthy hop is detectable.

T- So complex. Lots of dark fruit, and the Belgian sugar and fruity yeast components are all there. An excellent earthy hop is detectable on the finish, and lends a slight bitterness to balance the big sweetness. Excellent.

M- Full, creamy, and lush on the palette. Highly carbonated.

O- I really enjoy that this Quad has a nice balancing bitterness to it. We're not talking IPA bitterness here, but it cuts the big sweetness just enough, and lends to a fabulously complex brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 03:20:42 | More by JWU
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 10,5% Abv.
Served chilled and split between a wine glass and snifter.
Best before: 21/11/2013 (Intentionally cellared)

Appearance: It seems the guys at Van Steenberge like to do things a little differently, first a dark triple (the regular Gulden Draak) and now a light Quad! The beer appears a beautiful burnished golden-orange with a rough pour yielding a massive off white head. The head retention is pretty average, but it does leave a few patches of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Gulden Draak 9000 doesn’t smell much like any other Quad that I have had, but when it smells this good who really cares! A solid sweetness (notes of brown sugar and caramel) combines with a lovely fruity character (golden raisins, cooked apples, peach, sweet white grapes, cherry, a little citrus peel and a hint of golden plums), a light spicing (white pepper) and a touch of brandy like alcohol.

Taste: The flavor isn’t quite as sweet as the nose suggested and has notes reminiscent of a BSPA, but it is still delicious. Notes include: Brown sugar, cooked apples, some peppery spicing, sweet golden raisins, clove, plums, a touch of banana and a little brandy-like alcohol.

Mouthfeel: As with most Belgians this is somewhat over carbonated for my tastes, but it isn’t too harsh or obtrusive. The body is medium-full, a little chewiness and a light stickiness.

Overall: I am very glad that I put this bottle away for a while - I think if it had been fresh there would have been a little too much alcohol. I am going to have to by a few more bottles to stick in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 20:17:16 | More by Thehuntmaster
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, amber in appearance, a lighter colored quad like La Trappe. A solid two-finger head forms, but retention and lacing aren't impressive. Aroma is equal parts sweet, fruity, and floral. Candi sugar, caramel apple, ripe raisin.

Sweet overall, but a balancing bitterness comes on to even things out. Candi sugar and ripe fruit a plenty. Fizzy carbonation, a little bit of a syrupy mouthfeel. Kind of a tripel/quad hybrid because of the combo of lighter fruity esters and higher alcohol.

Damn tasty, very similar to the standard Gulden Draak. If you haven't tried one or the either, definitely seek them out.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 18:25:35 | More by gr0g
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Medium/deep amber a lighter in color Quad than others I've had. High light toffee head that dissipates to a thin film. Slightly hazy but with a good degree of clarity for a bottle conditioned beer.

S- Big sweet dried dark fruits, fruity esters, some spice and slight alcohol coming through.

T- Similar to nose, big dark fruits and fruity esters. Some spice and little bit of alcohol coming through with a nice yeasty finish on the tongue with a lingering sweetness.

M- Medium-high viscosity, found this to be pretty drinkable but the big dark fruits kind of make it a gulper.

O- A great Belgian Quad, will definitely seek out again. And relatively inexpensive, picked up a bottle at 4 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 05:42:41 | More by PaulyB83
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Popped open a 750mL bottle after a cold snowy day in which the Eagles prevailed mightily in a win over Detroit. Cork popped off with relative ease. Poured into a thin walled chalice glass for review.

Pours a light golden amber with rocky white head and high carbonation. Smells of green apple & pear, some yeasty Belgian phenols, and some peppery spice. Perfumey. Smells syrupy sweet.

Tastes like cotton candy with pear & apple notes. Some notes of raisins and cherries as well. Malty sweet upfront but finishes very dry. No real hop flavor or aroma. Feels thick, full bodied. Alcohol seems in check although it is definitely present and seems apparent in the nose (as my wife graciously pointed out).

A wonderful beer. Saved this one since last Xmas and it held up wonderfully. Would def try and drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 02:11:46 | More by jwhancher
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into turbinator from bomber.

A: clear-ish medium ruddy golden color. Big 3 finger ecru head that settled into a slender 1 finger head. Tight bubbles.

S: Cider vinegar, apples, sour apples, esters, spicy yeast notes. Smells like Christmas without the nutmeg.

T: Apple-brandy like notes dominate. Very floral, ripe dark fruits like cherries, some banana and melon. Large boozy content is enhanced and being suppressed by bigger dark fruit notes, and some funk in the background.

M: Smooth big medium-full body is filling and offset by the copious tight and probably bottle-enhanced carbonation. Slightly sour finish with metallic notes and a touch of sourness.

O: This is highly regarded and I see why. Would seek out if in the mood for a big quad with these expressive and apple notes. This is not as subtle as some Quads I have had, but it brings a lot to the party.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 17:52:17 | More by Scrapss
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MrElPechor

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expired bottle 21/09/2013 (never see light,stable temperature)

A : Gold/Copper liquid, white head with medium retention, good lacing

S: Sugar, Alcohol, light dark fruit, cereal, spice and yeast

T: belgian candy, dark fruit and alcohol pretty well balanced maybe some yeast or spice (spicy taste provided by yeast??

M: Medium to Full Body with high carbonation the high alcohol content just warm my throat

O: Very good beer i'll buy again, but far from the best in my opinion St-Bernardus

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 22:28:50 | More by MrElPechor
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

plastic coated brown glass 11.2oz custom stubby into nonic pint. no freshness date that i can find.

A: hazy honey gold with a half finger of offwhite head. large bubbles intermingled with the tiny foam suds. leaving a visible lacing down the glass and becoming a splotchy cap.

S: rich yeasty nose with strong fruity notes. getting banana and apple. a hint of spice. Smells sweet.

T: taste follow nose, hints of banana and yeast. followed by a slight bitterness and some spice. a little alcohol on the way down but not on the palate. better balanced than it smells but leaves a sweet aftertaste on the palate.

M: full bodied and well carbonated. as soon as it hits the warmth of my mouth it fizzes and releases huge amounts of the delicious aromas (described above). almost coats the palate it is so rich.

O: good brew, forget what i paid for it but it wasn't bad and for how good this beer that isn't a bad thing at all. It is my first quad, i am more accustomed to triples and trappist strongs (like Duvel and Chimay white). Moral of the story is I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 03:26:42 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 02:46:32 | More by Ryan_Graham
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.