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

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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 73
Gots: 162 | FT: 2
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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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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.

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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.

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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.