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

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Gulden Draak 9000 QuadrupleGulden Draak 9000 Quadruple

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

710 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 49
Gots: 84 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
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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Ontario (Canada)

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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-19-2014 01:52:01 | More by PretzelCity
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-15-2014 01:41:56 | More by Vdub1803
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Snowdog

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-14-2014 22:58:19 | More by Snowdog
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-14-2014 02:25:27 | More by Wobbly
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2014 23:56:30 | More by hansavijaticar
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-13-2014 02:30:32 | More by andrenaline
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
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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emakings

Puerto Rico

2/5  rDev -51.7%

02-10-2014 22:08:58 | More by emakings
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bball208

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
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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Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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cjw333

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2014 08:08:22 | More by cjw333
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cb8282

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2014 02:37:40 | More by cb8282
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-09-2014 01:58:39 | More by kevinlater
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Mdez

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-08-2014 23:37:47 | More by Mdez
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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BierJager89

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +2.4%
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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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.