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

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

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Photo of JohnnydeBrewin
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Worked at a bar where Gulden Draak Brewmasters was almost always on tap. In that respect, the Gulden Draak 9000 marks closer to the Brewmaster's edition than the standard Gulden Draak. IMO the standard is cloyingly sweet and strong. The 9000 feels more balanced and drinkable. Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple is more balanced and versatile than the Gulden Draak Belgian Ale.

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Photo of bongobeer
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a orange hazy body, full of guts. The head is thick and creamy and you just know the retention is going to be top notch.

Aroma is sweet and alcoholic, but plenty of ripe banana and caramel going on. Very inviting!

Taste is powerful, you can definitely taste that muscular alcohol, but the malty caramel really wins the day.

A few swigs later and the lacing is holding true. The feel is solid, a little sharp at the finish, but given the strength that is to be expected.

Overall, one of the best Quads for my money. Some are either just blindingly strong or lip puckeringly sweet, the Gulden Draak 9000 is neither.

Top top brew, world class.

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Photo of sraufstok
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Viaduck
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a fairly loud pop, pours a massive off white head over a burr orange hazy body. Very pretty aroma of caramel, banana & spice. Taste is slightly sweet with flavors of caramel, honey, malt & alcohol, all nicely balanced. Perfect feel. Very very nice.

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Photo of JOBEERFB
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshJ
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alex725
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of -steve-
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BHapeman
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not the best at reviewing beers as my palate is not yet developed enough to distinguish more than a few flavors; however, this beer is a good tasting quad. It was about 18 months old yet still had a lot of carbonation, a creamy head, and a typical quad flavor.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good but not as good as regular Gulden Draak.

L: caramel copper with creamy puddle foam that lasts entirely

A: German malt

F: medium feel barley wine

T: caramelized fruit, toffee, and chocolate

O: okay but nothing special

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Photo of gwydno
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a very nice hazy amber opaque color with a nice head and lacing.
A- Aroma has resounding caramel fruity and malty hints.
M-The taste follows the nose with well balanced caramel fruity and malty flavors.
M-A medium bodied beer with a nice amount of carbonation.
O-A very well made, very well balanced beer. The beer has a very strong kick. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pulled from the fridge, sat for a while to warm up. No gushing.

Pours an orange gold with oodles of foam and lacing.

Smells kinda malty, sweet from the caramel as well as fruit. Maybe some candi sugar but I'm not sure.

Taste isn't exactly sweet. Bitter sweet? Fruity bitter sweet? It leans towards spicy; mostly white pepper. A hard one to describe. Atypical of the style imho.

Medium body with lively carbonation.

I bought a 4-pack for a rather high price. I reckon that the bucks would have been better spent on the regular Gulden Draak.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange , with an impressive two fingers of foam; nice retention and splashes of lacing

Smell: Caramel, plum, grape and banana spice cake tones

Taste: Caramel and spice cake forward, with the plum and grape tones developing; spicy banana bread phenols build, through the middle; a boozy aspect builds, after the swallow, with the sweeter tones melding with the fruit; vanilla lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I was expecting something dark, sweet and boozy but got a much more delicate and nicely balanced beer; recommended for those who like Belgian styles

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Photo of Beejay
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a muddy brown color, hazy with a large tan head.

S: cherry, and dark fruit with lots of Belgian character.

T: caramel and fruit, with loads of berries and dark fruit. Some Champaign character.

M: medium light with high carbonation.

O: just a damn fine beer.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one the day after i had the original Gulden Draak. Like its sibling, it had been cellared until eight months after its best before date. Golden brown colour with a steady layer of foam that leaves nice lacing. Smell of overripe fruit (apricot, plume, date), vanilla, caramel and alcohol. The taste has the same flavours, with the alcohol mixing well with the other flavours. It feels surprisingly smooth in the mouth for a beer of this abv, while still maintaining its pleasantly warming effect in the body. Nice one, I actually prefer this one above the original, because the alcohol flavour seems just a bit more balanced to me.

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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,319 ratings