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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

769 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 62
Gots: 113 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.5%

hays99, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Barbie, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast, and spices. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, spices, and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and dangerously drinkable for its ABV.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

kaelingirl, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Vixie
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a nice red orange color. Mine needed to settle a bit more, the head overflowed the glass, letting the beer rest a day or so would have slowed head formation. Forms a thick off white head. The lightest quad I have ever seen, looks more like a triple.

Very malty smell, gives it a fruity sweetness. Also has a hint of spice in there, mainly pepper.

Starts out sweet and a bit fruity, then the classic Belgian candy sugar taste kicks in. Finishes with a hint of pepper spice. The alcohol is only noticeable as a warming at the finish.

Thick yet silky smooth, no doubt this is a serious beer.

Overall a very nice beer. Not quite up to my favorite quad, but well worth having. I would gladly drink more of this.

Vixie, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Wamba
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Wamba, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

gestenatkritikaster, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

RTHKI, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of mynie
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

Stubby little bottle pours a gorgeous dark gold with large and fluffy white head.

Smells of spice, alcohol and fruit. As it warms, the flavor gets quite sugary, with nodes of molasses and candied plums.

Tastes as a it smells: straightforward for the style, but still wonderfully strong and variegated. Honey starts things off, moving into a pleasant alcohol burn that lingers over nodes of ripe plums, brown sugar, green apples, caramel, and ending on a long wisp of spicy yeast.

mynie, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Dark amber in color with a khaki colored head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar on the nose right away. Some banana and dark fruit notes (quite a bit of red grape) follow that. A mild spice note and a hint of bubblegum as well. The bubblegum is more pronounced on the palate and adds to the sweetness of the caramel, brown sugar, and banana flavors. Similar dark fruit notes, almost overripe plums, grapes, and cherries.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.6/5  rDev -13%

This beer poured out as an orange color... Not really what I was expecting for a Quad. The head was big, fluffy and cream colored. The head settles and leaves a film on top of the beer. The smell of the beer was loaded with caramel, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. The taste of the beer was a little stronger than it should have been. There was a light amount hop bitterness in there that I feel overpowered the beers sweetness. The mouthfeel was sharp and not as soft and creamy as it should taste. Overall this isn't the best best Quad out there, it was nice to try but I wouldn't reccomend this to someone who is curious about the style.

Knapp85, Jul 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

KoalaKush, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

hickmancase, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

tedho21, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Kromes
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

A: A clear amber/gold color with a thick off-white head that laces the glass.

S: Fresh pear, apple and a bit of clove spice and grass.

T: More of the crisp pear and apple up front. This fades into a slight clove and bready alcohol flavor. Drinks very much like a Tripel.

M: High Carbonation gives it a peppery feel and fills out the body. A little bit oily and smooth.

O: Good Quad here. Unique in the fact that it is more like a Tripel. The alcohol is somewhat tame given the ABV%. Refreshing and drinkable.

Kromes, Jul 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Joshgonzales79, Jul 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Stinger80OH, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

MikalMick, Jul 22, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%

A clear light amber, small bubbles, a large frothy head, good lacing, good curtains.

Smelling of sweet fruits, apricots, cloud-berries.

Sweet, bread, fruit syrup, apricots, sherry.

Medium high carbonation, smooth, thick and oily, good body.

A very nice mellow quadruple, no big gestures, rather light.

rarbring, Jul 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

tastybeerinmybelly, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of bashiba
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a clean bright orange with a thick and creamy long and lasting tan head.

The nose is full of sweet fruit, tropcical notes with a bit of fig and belgian spice.

The flavor is bready and sweet with hints of banana, orange, and pineapple. Has a bit of funk and lingering spices in the finish along with a bit of earthy bitterness that evens it out nicely.

The mouthfeel is full and creamy, but finishes surprisingly dry.

I like this, its very good and has a lot of great belgian characteristics, but is quite a bit removed from what most people consider a Belgian Quad. It seems more like a super charged tripel, but its good enough that it doesn't matter.

bashiba, Jul 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

jmathis, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Googs, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Zorro
4.43/5  rDev +7%

Corked and caged Champagne size and type bottle.

Cork almost explodes out of the bottle not lacking in carbonation.

Slightly chilled amber colored ale with a puffy white colored head.

Spicy and sweet smell, my first impression is the smell of Rum! Sweet and spicy with a slight cork scent and lots of fruity scent. Strongest fruit scents are apple and banana with a trace of cinnamon. Reasonably strong scent of white rum. Hops not detected.

Starts out sweet and spicy in the mouth. Apple and banana with some coriander. Spicy cinnamon and allspice tastes. Rum makes it in to the taste not unlike an apple that has been Flambe' with rum and a cinnamon spice mix on top. Terribly tasty and a little on the sweet side, it hides its considerable alcohol content completely.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall another world class beer from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. Just as good as regular Gulden Draak.

Zorro, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Zakk, Jul 12, 2012
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.