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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

812 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 68
Gots: 130 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of MattyG85
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

MattyG85, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Pirillo10
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Pirillo10, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of MonkeyBread
4/5  rDev -3.4%

MonkeyBread, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Larz_73
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Larz_73, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of xbrettfavrex
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

xbrettfavrex, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

sammyg832, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Blowntaint
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Blowntaint, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of stuart3368
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

stuart3368, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Alexanderthegreat
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Alexanderthegreat, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Rhody1
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Rhody1, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of DROIDxJR
5/5  rDev +20.8%

DROIDxJR, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of dsm45
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dsm45, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

pknyc, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Brutus627
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of DETHOM12
5/5  rDev +20.8%

DETHOM12, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Sirre
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Sirre, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

thehyperduck, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

FLima, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of jwm5008
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jwm5008, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of WynnO
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

WynnO, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of ToddMopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ToddMopps, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of tomordonez
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

tomordonez, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of thkrb99
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

thkrb99, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.