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

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BA SCORE
93
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814 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 69
Gots: 130 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Chrysostom, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jethroe, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

rcjennings, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

MikeF11, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of keithmurray
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice

Appearance - translucent amber color with white head

Smell - sweet cherries as well as alcoholic fumes

Taste - malt bomb, cherries, raisins, red grapes

Mouthfeel -heavy thick body, heavy carbonation, sweetness lingers throughout, booze is present as well, sticky, syrupy

Overall - This reminded me of the Samiclaus series of beers, this is unlike any quad I have ever had. This was a good beer, albeit a slightly disappointing one. Certainly not as good as the classic Gulden Draak, which I love. At this price point, a re-visit is unlikely

Price Point - $6.49/11.2oz bottle

keithmurray, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

EigenBeer, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Andrew4321, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Danobold, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

raythealeman, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Zuidman, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ChrisKayler, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, dark-amber color, maybe even enough to be called brown, with a slightly darker-than-beige head, creamy and frothy looking. Retention was nice, but minimal lace was left against the glass. Aroma was, as to be expected from the style, a malt-heavy bomb. Dark, fruity esters in the form of dates and figs, candied grapes, burnt sugar, spicy Belgian yeast; some phenol alcohol pokes through, not a surprise at 10.5% ABV. Some more light molasses and caramel aromas come out but remain pretty tamed for the most part.

Hits the palate with a slightly thinner body than expected, however still fairly creamy with a hefty helping of carbonation that seemingly lifts the beer right off of your tongue while you're taking a sip. Big fruity flavors, very sweet - not quite "tart", but there is a split second where you might say some tartness is apparent. Boozy grapes (almost wine-like, but not as harsh), dates, brown sugar, toasted caramels. As the alcohol warms, it takes on a sherry or brandy character, becoming much more relevant and maybe even a little too powerful. Spices from the Belgian yeast are noticeable but not necessarily the forefront here, as they are in many Belgian ales; light bubblegum, clove, almost a minty flavor. This one finishes dry and bready, sweet and caramely with a small hint of dark, fruity esters fading out.

Very tasty quad, although I think I may prefer the regular Gulden Draak to this one. Certainly not bad for the price, seeing as how it's cheaper than many quads of similar size.

tectactoe, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Reagan1984, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Nutwood, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Hopmodium, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gulden Draak 9000 is sweet, fruity, and boozy.

It exploded when the cap was popped with foam erupting and pouring down the side of the bottle. It was cloudy dark amber in the glass with a massive foamy white head which filled more than half of the glass. The aroma was dominated by metallic booze with a little banana and pepper. The flavor was extremely sweet and fruity with a touch of banana up front, followed by sweet fruits such as fig, plum, and dark berries. There was a strong presence of booze in the flavor making the overall taste similar to alcohol-soaked fruit. The feel was smooth, with surprisingly little carbonation in light of the initial explosion and the massive head.

Gulden Draak 9000 is a bit dark and the booze is a bit overpowering; however, it's delicious with a lot of layers and complexity in the flavor. It's not a great Quad but it's a pleasure to drink.

MetalHopHead6, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bismarksays, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of pants678
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really it looks like most American Ambers--except the big frothy Belgian foam.

Smells of cider and a little biscuity.

Sweet but not tart, I'd expect a harder bite for a Quad. Still it's rich and it leaves that Gulden Draak stain. A little brown sugary but more fruit/honey than anything with a tannic back.

Light carbonation works for it, not so overwhelming that it needs any more. I've had better in the style (i.e. St. Bernardus) but this sure ain't bad for not being a trappist.

pants678, Jan 16, 2013
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
93 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.