Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Gulden Draak 9000 QuadrupleGulden Draak 9000 Quadruple
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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #42
Ranked #4,328
4.15 | pDev: 10.36%
Monday at 03:16 AM
Aug 11, 2011
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Rated: 4.07 by Budlum from Maryland

Monday at 03:16 AM
Rated: 4.07 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle at fridge temp. Pours a nice amber with an abundance of head. Sticks around for a while and leaves some impressive lacing. The nose is Belgian yeast, bread, smooth toffee, and a nice vinous layer.

The taste is wonderful. Sweet malts, caramel, yeast, pears, apricot, and maybe a touch of Christmas spice. Such a pleasant beer with a nice subtle sweetness on the aftertaste.
Aug 08, 2023
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a Willi Becher glass.

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange/copper color, with a rocky off white head that recedes quickly leaving behind minimal lacing

The aroma is caramel and toffee, with a nice Belgian yeastiness. To a lesser degree there are some lightly fruity notes going on; raisins, plums, and maybe just a hint of apple.

Tthe taste is similar to the nose, but with a bit more breadiness. Lots of caramel/toffee, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and a nice warmth from the alcohol. Medium bodied and well carbonated, with a slightly dry finish.

Overall, this is a very nice beer that is readily available. I will definitely keep it in my rotation
Jul 05, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Unquestionable reminder of a brandy soaked fruitcake. Sweet and bitterness of raisin and moist bread, soaked in brandy. Warming of alcohol without too much sharpness. Inherently sippable but very much a one and done because of it's richness. Delicious all the same!
Jun 09, 2023
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous golden pour with beautiful rich white head.

Nose, is light, fruity.

Delicious. Not a common style, love it. Would love to have more often!
May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330ml bottle into a tulip. Coded 01FV.

Looks nice enough, slightly hazy amber body, persistent white head leaving thick lacing.

Vague aroma of apple. Taste is even less apple, very warming, and quite sweet. Finish is warming leaning towards burning. Overall, ok, but nowhere near as good as the Classic.
May 14, 2023
Rated: 3.82 by ronniebruner from Arizona

May 12, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

L: Hazy copper, 3 finger off-white head, spongy and persistent foam, leaves sticky lace, lively pour.
S: Malty, fruited dark bread , raisin/prune, candied sugar.
T: Malty, medium sweet, finishing with a semi-dry tanginess, raisin/prune, caramel and dark sugars, mellow alcohol.
F: medium-weight creamy body, medium carbonation, warm clean finish.
O: Very good, sweet and viscous without being a chore to drink.
Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by db9000

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an amber color of love with a butter colored 1 finger of head. Nice legs on the glass

Smells amazing. Like a fruitcake you want to hate. Dark brown bread, moist bread at that. Raisins and plums here you go.

Taste is the nose. Very fruit bread and all. Lots of raisins and plums.

Mouth is full. Really making this a sipper.

Overall this for me is a one and done. Very good experience. Just not something I would look for. I was happy to try it but not something I would seek out. Really a nicely brewed dude.
Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by Insector44 from Netherlands

Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: It pours dark amber with an off white head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: There are a lot of fruit aromas up front with plum being the strongest followed by raisin. There are some caramel and toffee notes. Yeast elements are also noticeable which gives it an earthly like quality.

Taste: There are caramel and toffee flavors with the plum and raisins fading into the background. It has quite a bit of spice as well that wasn't noticeable in the smell. The yeasty notes give it an earthen like quality. The alcohol is also quite noticeable.

Feel: It has a full body with a bit of heaviness to it. The alcohol warming is noticeable and pleasant.

Overall, a sipping classic that provides a nice warming punch on a cold winter's night.
Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle from 2018. Let sit out for 5 minutes before opening.

Slightly hazy orange-amber, with light, quickly-dissipating, coarse tan head. Looks like less-turbid cider, at first, clearing up as the head fades.

Smell is slight caramel and toffee, with slight yeastiness, and a tiny bit of frutiness. Almost wheatwine-like, but not quite that.

Taste is almost as if gingerbread, minus the ginger or other spices, had some brandy mixed in, or had soaked in it. Bready , but drier, plus some dried fruit - raisin + date + plum, leather, and slight noble hop spiciness(coriander + black pepper) at & beyond finish.

Feel is medium, slightly slick, with light, fine, carbonation tingle. Slight drying effect after finish. No noticeable alcohol sensation , despite the 10+% abv .

Overall, enjoyable. I'd like to try it fresher. Something like this should hold up well, but given the reviews and ratings , compared to my own experience (of the sort of thing I normally like more than most) , I'm guessing that it hasn't.
Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a 330ml stubby bottle into a chalice. A two finger bubbly light tan head on a hazy reddish dark amber. The head sticks around to the end. Lots of lacing.
Floral, spicy smells. Cinnamon, plum and banana.
Mild yeast-hop finish.
Very smooth and balanced. Lighter than most Quads. Light carbonation.
An interesting Quad. Lighter in colour and body than most Quads. ABV is well hidden. Well worth a try.
Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Ananabiya

Dec 16, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by guidodewaal from Netherlands

4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Reddish orange color. Foam that leaves traces. Tastes almost as good as the original. Traces of red fruit and a little sweeter than the original. Still a deep taste with a bittersweet aftertaste. Amazing beer.
Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I found this delicious and raisin like in chewiness and flavor. The candy sugar shines to give it the standard Quad flavor. I like this a good bit its one of the better Quads I've had
Oct 17, 2022
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