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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

848 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 72
Gots: 141 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Donnelj, Mar 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Jeffari2160, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

lr300, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

tsalou, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of theRooster
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great intro to quads. If you like the Gulden Draak tripel, this is a real treat. I encourage all new beligians to try this early because of its accessibility and quality. The only thing that I'd say is a distant drawback is the consistency from bottle to bottle. There've been a few misses, and by that I mean they were 4/5.

theRooster, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of disconat
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

disconat, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

TheAlamoWrocker, Feb 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

questioncom, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Tucquan, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SoupKitchenBeerSnob, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of RickS95
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

RickS95, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Screper, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

eastsidelbc1, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Cadbury, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

PretzelCity, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
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!

DaveBar, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Vdub1803, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Snowdog, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Wobbly, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

hansavijaticar, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

andrenaline, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of lacqueredmouse
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.

lacqueredmouse, Feb 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

emakings, Feb 10, 2014
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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.

bball208, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Vsarmatov, Feb 09, 2014
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
93 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.