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

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718 Ratings
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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 51
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
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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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gbrill

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-28-2012 22:22:12 | More by gbrill
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in a tulip. Lots of carbonation. Poured a deep gold with a huge white head. Some Belgian yeast spice and a little alcohol in the nose. Bottle conditioned. Not as boozy as the nose would suggest. Fair amount of malt sweetness with more Belgian spice in the finish. Way too easy drinking for the ABV! You could get in trouble with this.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 16:11:15 | More by homebrewhawk
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aflies

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-27-2012 02:25:14 | More by aflies
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Chimay Chalice glass. Enjoyed on may´12. Amber color, orangish hues to the light.Hazy appearance. Close, off-white, slowly fading crown. Intense sugar, figs & spices to the nose. Gentle sugary upfront then increasing alcohol lingers into the end. Slightly peppery in the middle, just an illusion, fluid molasses all around –no cloying even though-. Full body, moderate carbonation. Pleasant drinkability. I love Quad style!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 22:51:40 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-25-2012 00:26:59 | More by Iowacraft
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jamespub

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

just purchased today. called and reserved a 4 pack as soon as i saw that this beer existed. gulden draak triple is one of my all time favorite beers, so I was very excited to grab this new brew. the store only got one case, so I was fortunate to walk out with one.

A- beatiful amber that pours with a nice head of carbonation. the duvel tulip keeps the bubbles rolling which has maintained a small head throughout. some lacing is present. the brew is quite pleasant to behold.

S- great smells of malt and alcohol. has that mild funk typical of belgians, but is by no means unpleasant. the smell is quite strong compared to it's appearance. you can smell the sweetness.

T- malty delicious that is reigned in by the alcohol. The alcohol is noticeable, but it is a positive contribution to the taste. the burn and bitter of the alcohol keeps the sweetness in check. not nearly as much of a dark fruit taste that I would expect from the style, but is great in flavor. caramel sweet. not overly complex, but there isn't anything offensive about it in the least. every taste is delicious.

M- I'm surprised that it doesn't have a dryer finish. I could see myself enjoying this year round. it wets the whistle enough to be enjoyed in the summer, but the alcohol burn will keep you warm in the winter. very smooth with near perfect carbonation. the best parts of the flavor linger after the drink goes down.

O- original GD reminds me more of a quad than a triple. the GD9000 reminds me more of a triple than a quad. maybe they just like to have fun with their beer classifications. either way, both brews are phenomenal in their own right. If i was a wealthier man, i would have a steady supply of each in my fridge. I can see myself picking this up more often if it ends up being a new regular GD brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 02:11:21 | More by jamespub
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-21-2012 01:18:18 | More by bluesplit63
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TheMyers


3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this because we love the regular Gulden Draak.

A - Copper/amber, 3/4" head. Leaves a little lacing.

S - Banana, honey, & bubblegum. Sweet. Can't really smell the alcohol. Not a very strong overall smell.

T - Sweet. Honey, molasses, burnt caramel. Not boozy at all - well hidden.

M - Not heavy - fills the palate, though. Very little carbonation.

O - Very good flavor, a little sweet. Easy to drink for the alochol content, but probably can't drink more than one glass because of the sweetness. Prefer the regular Gulden Draak, however this is still good.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 21:13:21 | More by TheMyers
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Gmann

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale copper color with a big fizzy looking head that has great retention. The head itself wasn't huge but it stays this big pillowy cap. This is the lightest quad that I have seen.

The aroma is of caramel, fig, and carob. Some general dark fruit scent. There is a light musty phenol aroma from the yeast; some clove. Has a floral and sugary sweetness to it.

The malt is fairly light but does have a touch of caramel. The beer has a berry type fruitiness, but not much of raisin, plum, dark cherries that most quads have. Light fig and carob give the beer a needed earthiness. A bit clovey and musty from the yeast; hints of bubblegum.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Quite sweet on the palate but not sticky or cloying. A little rough hop bitterness in the finish. The ABV does show up and provides some belly burn.

A golden quadrupel, perhaps more of a bastard child of a BSPA and quad. Has a lot of BSPA characteristics but does some fruitiness and earthiness you can find in quads. Its good.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 22:50:29 | More by Gmann
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Chinoman01

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was overtaken by the color of the beer as I poured it. I was expecting a darker tone. The rich amber color was very nice. This beer, for me, is highly yeast driven as I picked up the aroma of spices, and somewhat of dried banana and corriander. VERY nice. A great pallet cleanser, and very enjoyable brew. A lighter SRM to its original version. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 16:37:25 | More by Chinoman01
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LuthersMug

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer at the Horse and Hound Pub in Charlottesville, Va.

A - Copper, orange in color. No head when it was served to me in a glass. Not much lacing.

S - Earthy yeasts, malty, and some fruity flavors.

T - Notes of cherry and oak, good malty flavor, with a little bit of spice like coriander.

M - Malts were nice, good warming from the alcohol.

O - Enjoyable beer and at 10.7% you don't need too much.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 01:31:46 | More by LuthersMug
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-11-2012 12:20:40 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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oberon

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sessions in GReensboro.Poured into a fluted glass a a deep burnt orange with a fluffy white head atop.Canied sugar/caramel with alot of fruity ester in the nose,candied sugar plays a big role in this beer.Burnt sugar flavors are big with some vanilla caramel flavors almost like a hard toffee,light yeasty spiced notes along with some juicy fruit round out the palate.This is a rich tasting full flavored quad,one of the best I have had,seek it out if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 20:28:51 | More by oberon
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe the best part of this beer is I got it for only 4 dollars for the 12oz bottle!

A - Taken back at first since this doesn't appear to be a Quad looking beer much more like an IPA or DIPA with a clear orange amber with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head. Not much of a gusher but tons of carbonation bubbles keeping the head constant.

S - Well I do get some dark fruits in the smell mostly plums and figs with fruity yeasts, mild hops, and a touch of caramel.

T - Good overall taste I am very surprised to get only mild alcohol burn from such a massive beer. Still it only has mild actual Quad flavors with mostly fruity yeasts, apple and pear, and a mild hop finish. Puzzled since it drinks like a triple...

M - Smooth and creamy with a great fruity aspect.

Overall I like this just as much as the regular Draak Triple but really see very little quad like qualities. It's kind of like a double triple. lol

ow and I have to say it's OVER 9,000!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 23:54:33 | More by DrDemento456
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JxExM

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2012 22:06:47 | More by JxExM
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple. First time I've seen this. Laser printed '15LK' on the back label. A clean snifter glass will do just fine.

Well, now, my pants are soaked and a got dribbles all over my computer desk and keyboard. Needless to say, this one was a GUSHER! Bourbon orange color to the beer and the foam flushing out from the bottleneck I remember to be off-white in color. Not much head settled on my beer after the pour. Interesting color for a quad. Also, a questionable amount of refining sugar may have been used. (frownie face) 3.5

First, I smell the alcohol followed by a thin dark fruit aroma. Lots of fig and date and a hint of cinnamon. Maybe a smidge of caramel syrup. Can't tell if it's from the alcohol or note, but this has some eye-tingling spiciness. Not like chiles, but like a peppery saison yeast. 4.0

Has a lot of reminiscence of Gulden Draak Dark Tripel, but with a teasing amount of booze. More fig and date and some golden raisin, white chocolate, light rum, and challah bread. That's right, the malts are a little eggy. The malts have a deep toastiness, but there's not a whole lot of sweetness going on (even after I mention all of those descriptors above). There's a semi-sweet and boozy finish that feels a little chalky and dries up all of those candied dried fruits. Traces of banana and bubble gum round it out. A distinct quad from here on out. Tasty, but not bewildering. The carbonation is solidly in the middle ground and the body is strangely eggy, as well. Like raw egg whites. Slick with some cling. Definitely a sipper, and as slow as I'm drinking it, it's jabbing at me. 4.0, 3.0

I'm a little taken aback. This borders on a mega-strong pale ale. It's an amped-up Gulden Draak Dark Tripel without those delicious dark chocolate and plummy notes; subbed with more and more and more booziness, drier fruits, and a piquant quality. I'll stick to my go-to quads from here on out. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 04:02:06 | More by thecheapies
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daledeee

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very exciting drink. Gulden Draak is an old standby. Now a quad!!

It poured a rusty or auburn clear brown with nice head and lacing.

Nose is fruity, earthy and spicy. I believe it is a mostly cherry.

Taste: Opens up with a dark fruit blend of plums and cherries. Plenty of spice with hops in the back ground. The finish is earthy and a little dry.

Alcohol is quite strong but mellows after bottle is opened. Carbonation is just right. Start to finish the was a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 22:06:10 | More by daledeee
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TheMadStork


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-28-2012 15:31:03 | More by TheMadStork
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-27-2012 21:47:04 | More by neckbracesub
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-27-2012 21:20:31 | More by PthPndr
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2012 00:00:03 | More by zonker17
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-22-2012 18:18:38 | More by hardcor33
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Greywulfken

New York

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After originally getting into good beer due to Unibroue and Ommegang, the next group I explored were the big hitters from Belgium: Duvel, Gulden Draak, and Piraat, so I was real excited to see this beer on the shelf today.

A: golden orange with huge foamy head in a Duvel tulip, served somewhere midway between fridge and room temp - a nearly perfect beer temp IMO

S: sweet, mixed fruits like berries and peaches, and peppery/cinnamony spices

T: I liked the basic Gulden Draak (duh!), but for my tastes, I love this beer: sweet, mix of fruit notes including peach and plum and darker fruits; caramel sugar weaves throughout; flashes of spiciness - cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg

M: creamy, rich, decadent; bubbly with a little chalk aftertaste

O: truly delicious - with only a few reviews I guess this is a new release or a rarity; the abv is rock-solid and, man, this is why Belgium gets such respect for their beers - those guys know beer - shoulda bought the whole 4-pack...

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 21:32:17 | More by Greywulfken
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-15-2012 03:42:15 | More by randylangford
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BrewNovice


4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2012 04:05:23 | More by BrewNovice
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.