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

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BA SCORE
92
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810 Ratings
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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 68
Gots: 129 | 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  rDev -3.4%

SoCaliC8, Jan 16, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of J_Barrett
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

J_Barrett, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of JWU
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

JWU, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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4.37/5  rDev +5.6%

Seabass1964, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BastardFromABasket, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Thehuntmaster, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

hiphopj5, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bamberger603, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jman005, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

sia478, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

pipinmalikonj, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Danmullens1, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

RandyPuckett, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

gr0g, Dec 29, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

PaulyB83, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

aengleman, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jdwilliamson79, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

kayrex, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

eawolff99, Dec 26, 2013
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.