Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
A: Liquid gold. Ruby orange. Vibrant. Thick white head forms and slowly recedes.
S: Hoppy. Fresh cut grass and bananas. Wofts of citrus with the malt breaking through near the end.
T: Reminds me of a pale ale without any bitterness. Some lighter fruit flavor like apricots, nectarines, and golden raisins. A mild tang of lemon zest is present on the tongue.
M: Silky. Highly carbonated but once that is allowed to bleed off the velvety character comes alive.
O: Easy to drink and lots of lighter flavors. This is an odd-take on a quadruple, this is brighter in color and hoppier/sweeter/lighter flavor than other typical examples of the style. Although, I will purchase again.
11-11-2012 01:27:03 | More by mcanderson0
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
A: Pours a dark golden orange body with a thick white creamy head that very slowly fades and never truly goes away.
S: Strong caramel, booze, sweet malt, some fruit and it has a tiny bit of that funky quad, but not as much as the higher end quads like Westvleteran or St Bernardus. That really bums me out.
T: A lot of fruit.. like banana and apricot.. a bit of quad funk, some tart flavor and a little bit of booze. This beer does taste very nice, but it doesn't really scream quad to me. It sort of tastes more like a dubbel or tripel to me.
M: The beer has a fantastic full body, with a nice creamy head. The beer also has a good amount of carbonation that tingles the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue.
O: This is a very tasty beer and I am glad that I have been able to try it. The quad thing really bothers me because it just doesnt taste like one, but if you can overlook that part, it's quite delicious.
11-06-2012 05:21:28 | More by gtermi
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
330 ml bottle, sitting in my fridge for quite long. ABV is 10,5%. Bottle is brown, but dressed also in black plastic with the label being white. Bought in the Netherlands. Good thing I am Greek as the ingredients are only written in greek for some reason (in several other languages is written only that it contains barley malt) and those are water, barley malt, sugar, rice, hops and curacao extract. Weid.
Poured into my chalice, this beer has a dark orange colour, with really tiny bubbles rising to the top. Head is soapy, off-white in colour, two and a half fingers in height and lowering, until it reaches the height of two fingers, with very good retention. Some light lacing around the glass.
Very nice aroma of dark fruits, with some peachy notes too. Some alcohol on the smell, apricots as well.More faint is an aroma of malts and vanilla.
Fruity taste, mostly peach. Alcohol is quite notable on the taste, biting your tonque on the finish.
Medium to thick on the body, with average carbonation.
Quite good, as I expected it to be.
10-31-2012 21:21:29 | More by Douberd
3.85/5 rDev -7%
1589th Review on BA
Draft to Goblet
@Yardhouse, Chino Hills, CA
App- Was really surprised at the color on this one. More of an IPA deep orange with a large 1-1/2" head that faded semi slowly and was very sticky on the glass. A bit translucent on the edges but retained a nice density in the center.
Smell- I dont count this as a quad. This was a bit of a mish mash. A bit of an IPA with a bitter nose that lent itself to a wit/wheat beer that had some quad deep fruits. The ABV was well hidden as well. Took a while to decipher all the notes on this.
Taste- I thought this was tasty but wouldnt call it a Quad in the true style. Blended to be somewhat of an IPA/Quad/Triple blend with bitter, hops, malts and fruits all competing. Semi unbalanced but still a tasty beer.
Mouth- Its a nice creamy quad with a medium body with a medium carbonation. Too much bitter and DIPA creamy hops on the finish for the style.
Drink- I thought it was really tasty. Didnt exactly fit the style but oh well. Sometimes line blur between things. Tasty beer. Might grab a bottle or two.
10-27-2012 21:36:32 | More by FosterJM
3.63/5 rDev -12.3%
A - Murky dark honey, apricot. Small head leaves to disk. Lots of cling.
S - Phenol, estery booze, sweet malt and some floral aspect.
T - Omg. Booze mostly. Then Belgian yeast and some malt, followed by burning boozy finish.
M - Creamy. I suppose decent balance and carbonation for such a high abv. Harsh finish.
D - One is enough. I like the other Draak better, I think.
10-25-2012 04:20:00 | More by srandycarter
3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
Bottle: Poured a deep clear amber color ale with a large foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with some residual sugar and some dry fruits notes is quite intense. Taste is also a complex mix between light alcohol ester notes with some dry fruits and some residual sugar with light warming notes of alcohol. Body is quite full with good carbonation and some alcohol was apparent. Nice level of complexity but still a tad too sweet for my taste buds which could have been levelled out with a 2-3% reduction in ABV.
10-22-2012 20:26:46 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev -3.4%
A slightly hazy, orange-amber beer. Quite a large white head with big bubbles. Shrinks quite fast.
Smells like a tripel with light fruits and spice. Sort of citrus, apricot, green apple, white wine-ish. Clove, pepper.
This is not a quad as we know it. Not at all.
The taste is quite sweet, slightly fruity (as described above), some caramel malts and quite alcoholic. A pleasant light taste with a rather big maltiness kicking in once you swallow it. I don't get much hops but it is a rather dry beer.
Smooth mouthfeel, good carbonation, light to medium body.
A good beer, quite balanced and such but I prefer a dark quad over this.
10-16-2012 19:57:33 | More by IPA35
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Fantastic orange red hues with sediment and haze. Almost opaque. The head is out of this world. Thick and frothy and it covers the entire beer for the duration. Fantastic.
Smell: Sweet yeast. Toffee, bread. Pleasant. Nothing overwhelming but very approachable and nice.
Taste:: Smooth profile. Yeast and esters. Very light for a quad with decent sweetness. Not nearly the toffee and hazelenut that I expect from a quad. A small touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Very nice carbonation. Smooth and very well refined. Thickness is light but substantial.
Overall: Hmm, I'm kind of conflicted about this beer. It's appearance is out of this world. The taste is very nice, refined, smooth with good mouthfeel, but it's just not....doing it....for me. I can't really put my finger on it. Everything works for what it is, but it's nothing new and lacking soem complexity i look for in my quads. Very good beer that's very refined with a dynamite appearance, but there are better quads out there.
10-14-2012 01:17:27 | More by cradke
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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