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

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722 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 51
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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cradke

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 01:17:27 | More by cradke
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-13-2012 19:18:55 | More by supermeniscus
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RogerDoger

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-11-2012 03:15:47 | More by RogerDoger
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sjc483

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-10-2012 19:35:23 | More by sjc483
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-08-2012 04:29:36 | More by strongaf
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz stubby Belgian bottle to snifter.

Pours...much lighter than I was expecting, to be quite honest. I've never seen a quad that was a dark pale orange colour. Off-white head adorns. The aroma was Belgian spices, yeasty esters, fruity tones and a tinge of alcohol. Sweetness on the taste, nutty, sweet yeast esters, spicy, herbal hops. Slight alcohol; appropriate. Full-ish body, with a stout creamy quality.

Quite enjoyable, but the appearance is not what I was expecting....

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 04:34:27 | More by EgadBananas
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl Bottle: best before 1 Dec 2013, poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 28 Sep 2012 during a 'random tasting evening'.

Looked great in the chalice: a rich amber body with an off-white crown of uneven foaming bubbles on top.

The aroma given off is a heavy mix of malty molasses and candid fruit esters, could I also find Port, yeast and a promise of alcohol: yes, I could.

The taste was sweeter than I thought it would be, but the alcohol level and the wine yeast that is used in the secondary fermentation ensures a semi-sourness also prevails and the sweetness subsides as you get into the flavours more.

Interesting and different: a fine, strong beer and one I shall endevour to have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 10:04:30 | More by BlackHaddock
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-04-2012 02:38:48 | More by 2GOOFY
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ckk527

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

10-01-2012 01:04:00 | More by ckk527
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tmhessel

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-30-2012 21:08:58 | More by tmhessel
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jmodus


5/5  rDev +21.1%

09-27-2012 23:06:15 | More by jmodus
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LeapintoBeer


3/5  rDev -27.4%

09-26-2012 21:07:43 | More by LeapintoBeer
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark golden color with a persistent three finger craggy head with massive lacing qualities. Full body and smooth texture, medium carbonation levels.

Smells of candi sugar, caramel, a touch of bubblegum esters, some vinous dark notes appear as the glass warms up. Tastes mostly of caramel malt, various colors of apples and plums with some sour cherry / prune tones, and a medium-light booze sting in the finish. It's a fairly nice Quad!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 05:15:23 | More by WastingFreetime
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light to medium orange amber. A careful pour resulted in a massive 4" head of light brown foam that slowly dissipated leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of light and dark fruit, Belgian spicing, light caramel malt. Flavor is sweet stone fruits, dark fruit finishing slightly drier with fruit and a bit of peppery spice. Flavors are well integrated and cover the high ABV nicely. Medium bodied, a bit syrupy and creamy. A nice, flavorful quadrupel.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 04:46:39 | More by LiquidAmber
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks good. Clear beer amber colour with a strong beige head on it. Modest carbonation.
Smell of caramel, vanilla, figs.
Taste is malty and sweet. It has the fruit in there but it's a bit faint.
The beer is quite light, somehow. It's like some barleywines with less roasty character than most quads. Alcohol is quite strong and dominant, but it's not harsh at all.
Overall it's a good drink. It's not as dark and packed with flavour as you might expect, but it's ok.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 15:01:39 | More by RuudJH
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Dwarf


3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

09-13-2012 17:38:36 | More by Dwarf
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-11-2012 14:10:12 | More by jivex5k
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-09-2012 01:38:54 | More by t0rin0
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ClintonRoss1986

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

09-05-2012 01:10:15 | More by ClintonRoss1986
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AgentMunky

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Glencairn glass.

A: A finger and a half of white head, with a clear, amber beer. It's pretty, and looks like white grape juice. Great retention, heavy lacing.

S: Smells like a tripel. Grainy and sweet with a touch of fruit.

T: Mmm, quite nice. I really like it, but I still am reminded more of a tripel. It's lightly spicy, sweetly grainy, and full of fruit. Medium-bodied and compelling. I suspect that the quad recipe substitutes a lighter malt to get this interesting hybrid.

M/O: Very nice beer. Recommended. Light, spicy, sweet, and engaging. Still, I might not want to drink an entire bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 06:43:04 | More by AgentMunky
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Lee45102

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2012 02:46:08 | More by Lee45102
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TheDarkestYouveGot

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-29-2012 05:23:37 | More by TheDarkestYouveGot
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cuy50

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-28-2012 03:33:05 | More by cuy50
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thegrifter

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-28-2012 00:18:32 | More by thegrifter
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-27-2012 01:05:17 | More by Pdrufo
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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