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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

711 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 50
Gots: 86 | 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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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip at yardhouse in palm beach gardens fl. Poured a hazy maple syrup color with 2 fingers of head. It looks a little light in color for a quad...
The aromas delivef with a fruity malt and chocolate nose there is no mistaking a quad...although this is a bit lighter than say a st bernardus.
Taste is dried fruit and banana ....almost hefe like. With a bit of sweet caramel and chocolate. A very easy drink but you do taste some booze.
Not a bad quad by any means...but different. If you are looking for something like st bernardus or westy...this isn't it. Its a bit lighter...more like a german quad if that's possible...I'd drink again for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 21:57:42 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Poured a deep, rich, amber color, immensely cloudy, and with an uneven solid white head that stuff around for a while.

S: Fruit... fig jam, plums, and lots of Belgian funk. Reasonably potent.

T: I did the sweet, almost tart, aftertaste first and foremost. Great fruit component, which was much brighter and non-dark fruit-esque than most recent quads I've had.

M: The carbonation was one of the best I've ever had in a quad. Sure, it was kinda high and spritzy, but comfortable as hell. The sweetness was dead on the the lacing was pretty intense.

O: This was expensive, no doubt, but to my mind, this was worth every penny.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:27:45 | More by Chaney
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bzach

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2013 02:29:26 | More by bzach
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-18-2013 22:21:09 | More by dmorgan310
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-18-2013 09:57:49 | More by GTB
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-18-2013 00:41:08 | More by pin
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KornWallace

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-17-2013 17:01:44 | More by KornWallace
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Top Hops, not having any beers from Brouwerij van Steenberge before nor having had a Quad in quite some time. Although this was indeed strong in the alcohol department, it was quite smooth as well and a lot to take in as I took each sip. The amount of rye and booze in here almost made this feel like a Barleywine, but the sweetness was present from start to finish and reminded me that this was indeed, a Belgian beer.

The pour to this was quite impressive, as the beer had a rich apricot hue that was translucent, a head that resembled a root beer float, and lacing that marked off each level as I made my way through the session. A lot of sweetness and rye in the nose, which was also felt in the mouthfeel. That was reinforced by some sour apple, bear, roasted malt, and a hint of caramel stickiness. The alcohol came on slowly and lingered long in the aftertaste, providing a strong but subtle warming effect.

To be fair, this one's a doozy once the bottom of the bottle is hit and the alcohol fully kicks in. This never fully tasted like booze but this was one of the most aggressive Belgian beers that I've ever, or would expect, to have. It's to be expected for a Quadrupel and while this wasn't as good or as dark as the Trappist Quads that I've had, this held its own and was certainly worth a go once. I view it more as a strong Tripel than a Quad if only because the hue and styles of fruit were different but aside from my take on this, this was a Quad in every sense of the word and worth a go for anyone patient enough to enjoy all this had to offer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 14:06:08 | More by JerzDevl2000
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meangreenc

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-16-2013 02:48:48 | More by meangreenc
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

More like a strong triple/blonde than a quad, but really nice.

A: Deep bronze with a huge white head, very little retention, no lace.

S: Lots of tropical fruit with hints of steelie mineral.

T: Candied pineapple & papaya, hints of mango & white pepper, warming alcohol, balanced bitterness.

M: Very bubbly/carbonated, extremely dry, almost champagne-like, with a very crisp finish.

O: Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 03:06:00 | More by Derek
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Kylethebear

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-15-2013 00:24:42 | More by Kylethebear
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aty11b

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-14-2013 01:10:41 | More by aty11b
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2013 12:58:55 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml, same little squat bottle as the normal Gulden Draak. The Golden Dragon's bigger, and even boozier brother?

This beer pours a hazy medium apricot amber hue, the rising effervescence non-stop, with three fingers of very puffy, thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves some patchy gnarled root lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of darkly caramelized and slightly toasted malt, fruity banana bubblegum, candy floss, rather soft earthy yeast, subtle leafy, wet grass hops, and a mild vodka-like booze twinge. The taste is sweet, sugary pale malt, slightly upgraded with some roasted caramel notes, more titration tube banana esters, ethereally musty yeast, applesauce, earthy, weedy hops, and a thin membrane of alcohol warming.

The carbonation is a bit pointed and frothy at first, but settles quickly enough, the body medium-heavy in weight, and generally smooth, and even evokes a semblance of creaminess here and there. It finishes fairly off-dry, the still sturdy fruity malt and understated dark sugar seeing little opposition in the form of hop or alcohol astringency.

While a genuinely tasty offering, the overall intricacies don't really keep up with the best in class - sure, the booze is expertly integrated, and while there's lots going on in its own right, there's just a certain je ne sais quoi lightness of being that renders me just a wee bit down about this style that I share many's affinity for.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 02:02:46 | More by biboergosum
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-06-2013 00:53:59 | More by Kerrie
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FliryVorru

Alabama

5/5  rDev +20.8%

05-02-2013 20:11:52 | More by FliryVorru
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2013 03:01:35 | More by Mervjahn
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

04-28-2013 03:06:04 | More by DerekMorgan
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McBraniel

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-26-2013 15:52:01 | More by McBraniel
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-24-2013 03:13:51 | More by brotherloco
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SLeffler27

New York

3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden copper with a pale gold three-inch foam over turbulent carbonation that wells up from within a Gulden Draak tulip glass. Thick patches of lace are left after the head slowly retreats.

Light, funky yeast with toasted malt and bananas. Some melon fruits and bubblegum are also present.

Somewhat more bitter than anticipated by the style. Some notes of white wine give way to cinnamon and other spices, while light caramel sugar leads to a quick, sweet finish.

The body is medium with a satin texture and lively, fine carbonation. The alcohol is as expected in this dry beer.

While not quite to style, this was enjoyed while reading and listening to live harp music. The moment was sublime on a gentle, quiet afternoon, while the stark exterior whiteness contrasted against the dark green Norwegian pines.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 14:52:20 | More by SLeffler27
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Louis_Toschner

South Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap @ Old Mill Brewpub in Gulden Draak tulip. Beautiful orange/ coppery hue, kind of like a sunset over the water, (I may have been a little influenced by the fact that they are lakeside.) The nose was very pleasant...it had the smell of fresh baked bread, a little "candy-ish" and light on the hops smell. The taste was very in sync with the smell...fresh bread, sweet candy-like hints, and nice, but not over-bearing hops flavor. Mouthfeel was a bit silky but a bit chewy as well.

Overall, this definitely one I will be revisiting...especially since the Brewpub is only about a block away from me.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 13:44:27 | More by Louis_Toschner
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CDW

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-20-2013 13:38:50 | More by CDW
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Kuromaru

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-20-2013 00:50:28 | More by Kuromaru
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crob3888

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2013 04:34:46 | More by crob3888
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.