Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #24
ABV:
10.7%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,582
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
1,429
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Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  452
SCORE
93
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DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip on a chillier September night in Canada.
Pours a darker rust coloured amber, and the liquid swirls with a slight syrupy texture, just the way I like it.
Head is light and bready, settles down within 5min to a thin covering and strong lacing along the sides.
Rich, slightly bitter, and sweet, all rolled into one. Mine is chilled from the fridge, and flavour continues to get complex as it warms up. Punchy carbonation on the mouthfeel, feels ok.
Overall, liked it a lot, a little less sweet than other quads I have had, but will be buying again. I paid 5.09 Canadian for a bottle in a private liquor store.

Sep 12, 2021
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jkblr from Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle coded 02BU poured into a tulip glass at just above fridge temp 10.7% ABV. The beer pours bright medium amber in color with abundant khaki head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles leaving a complete lacing. The aroma is mild with bread, malt and clove. The taste is semisweet toasty, bready caramel with with somewhat earthy and clovey notes. Mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence in the taste. Overall, good.

Sep 05, 2021
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chitoryu12 from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very dark, opaque brown. 3 fingers of tan head with decent retention.

Smell: Sweet treacle, stone fruit, banana.

Taste: Dark fruit, brown sugar, a little banana, mild alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel: Foamy, with high carbonation.

Overall: A classic quad for sharing with friends.

Jul 28, 2021
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puck1225 from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a treat for the end of the spring semester. Sweet and wonderfully subtle flavors. Sweet apples, candied fruit, pepper spice, banana, pears. Malty smooth and creamy. One of those beers that make you wonder you don’t drink more Belgian beer.

May 11, 2021
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Ladiloque from Italy

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served at 8°C. Amber, opaque, big foamy head disappearing in a minute except for a thin lacing. Smell of hay, lemon, alcohol. Weak malt smell (a quadruple).
Taste of malt, biscuit, caramel, rich and complex. Tastes sweet and you feel the abv but it's excellently balanced.
Low carbonation, smooth, medium body.
Great but not for dinner or summer nights.

Apr 16, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice 3F light tan head with spotty lace from the high mark leaving a floppy foam on top. beer color is brick and dark amber. 80% Opaque.

On the nose I get a raisin bread, caramel, pecans, and spices including allspice.

On the palate I taste prunes, tangy raisins, sweet and bright toffee, faint allspice, pecans, a touch of banana and light green hop tannins along with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel is creamy with light carbonation and a clean feel green hop tannins and slightly prickly alcohol dry the finish.

Overall a very enjoyable beer and one of my favorites of the Belgian styles. I am not generally a big aficionado, but this one works well for me.

Feb 06, 2021
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TheRatCage from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-Look: Pours a hazy red-orange color with a large foamy head that quickly recedes to just a thin layer. Very little lacing.
-Smell: Some sweet malt but not very strong. Very faint dark fruit.
-Taste: sweet, heavy malt. Spicy. Reminds me of molasses.
-Feel: Full-bodied, Sticky, and heavy

Dec 28, 2020
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laquebrada from California

4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 750 ml bottle with 18IL date code to 2 x Belgian snifter glasses.
Appearance is very hazy, probable a chill haze as it is served too cold. Copper amber color. Very little carbonation, no head.
Alcohol and fruit in the aroma.
Flavor is rich and warming, taste of figs, toffee, woody, peppery finish, sweet but not cloying, long warm finish.
Low carbonation works well with this beer, literally melts in your mouth, leaving you to want more.
Overall, a fantastic beer, enjoyed it very much.

Dec 26, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark copper penny colored with and inch of frothy and dense tan foam on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of sweet, biscuity malt. I’m tasting a hefty wallop of sweet, sticky, boozy malt. The carbonation level is moderate to high.

Dec 25, 2020
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Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

out of the variety pack of beers from the lcbo in Ontario I bought for 21 dollars Canadian.
330ml at 10.5%.
poured a 1 to 2finger head into glass that leaves a lace as you drink it.
taste is creamy and carmel malt
strong and smooth just sipping on it .
overall another great strong beer but this beer was the strongest out of this variety pack of 6 the alcohol was not hidden that much as the others.
cheers it was very enjoyable I'm thinking of getting another 6 pack of these strong Belgium beers I love them all .
cheers.

Dec 13, 2020
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Peach63 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper with a 1/4 inch cream-colored head, which dissipates. Minimal lacing. Slight haze.

Aroma of fruits, caramel malt, spices, vanilla, Belgian yeast.

Taste is very rich, fruity, sweetish, caramel, spices, raisins, figs, Belgian yeast.

Medium to full bodied, light carbonation. Semi-sweet finish.

Those Belgians sure know to do beer. This is a great one!

Aug 12, 2020
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sjrider from California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle ,looks to be the 2018 version , murky amber/copper color with off white head leaving some foamy lacing. Nose is very mild dark stone fruit ,yeast and sweet malt. Taste follows more or less ,not the most complex quad I've tasted by any stretch but still quite good. Finish is almost creamy with hints of spice and slightly more than moderate carbonation.

Jul 17, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- A lovely bright mid-chestnut colour. Pours with 1Cm pale tan head (holds very well).
S- It seems to have a very mild spicy note to me. No sense yet it's 10.5%, though I might be congested.
T- It's a 'slow riser', first sip and it seems subtle, then held on the palate the flavour builds. Rich deep malts, and almost a slight sweet vs slightly sour thing going on into the finish.
F- Pretty rich/deep which suggests a more suited to colder months, and as a slow-sipping beer.
O- Nice, goes down well, but to me is risking being just a bit over the 'sweet-line'. Richness is one thing, sweetness is quite another, I often enjoy the former, but never the latter.
Bought from BelgiumInABox in Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK. 330ml bottle Euro2.90 BB: 15/04/2022.

Jul 11, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 2018 edition four pack from TW Arrowhead on 3-17-20 for $21.99. Consumed the first two 6-7-20.

Beer poured amber with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is very nice, light and dark fruits with all the characteristic phenols expected from this style.

Taste is a nice combination of apples, pears, and cherries on top of a deceptively large malt base. Finishes well balanced with a ever so slight pucker.

Mouthfeel is delightful! The large malt base comes across light to medium bodied on the palate, characterized by the extreme smoothness of the yeast strain impact.

Overall a very nice beer that is a slight spin different from the other popular Belgian versions we see in the US. Would definitely have again!

Jun 07, 2020
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Red-orange amber color with an off-white foam head. Exquisite notes of white chocolate, rich malty caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, toasty brown bread, vanilla, apple, pear, apricot, grapes, light banana, plum, black cherry, fig, dates, black peppery clove spice, with floral earthy grass. Feels medium lighter bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice quadrupel ale.

May 13, 2020
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C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: very rich copper or amber, very little head when poured
S: brandied cherries, molasses, maple syrup, and fruit cake
T: cherries, tangy, tart, and molasses
F: could use some extra carbonation

Very rich. Excellent with red meat such as steak. This is the showcase of a meal. Very little discernible alcohol bite going down, although obviously not recommended for session drinking at 10.7%. Gulden Draak 9000 is probably my third favorite beer, behind Duvel at No. 1 and Kostritzter Schwarzbier at No. 2. Rounding out the Top 5 are regular Gulden Draak at No. 4 and Piraat at No. 5.

May 06, 2020
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akme223 from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper color, slightly tan to off white head. Strong malt with hints of caramel and other sweetness. Some raisin/grape flavor that you expect in the style. Smooth and creamy taste. Just a little bit of a warming sensation, definitely less than most for the style. At 10.7%, that can be bit dangerous if you go for a couple of these! Pretty solid beer overall. Not an overly complicated or challenging beer, and with the alcohol hidden as well as it is, I think this makes for a great beginner beer for the style.

Mar 18, 2020
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stortore from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a goblet. Had 2/19/19.

Pours a cloudy golden orange, with a one inch foamy head and a decent amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of figs, malt, white grapes, candi sugar, raisins, light plums, some caramel, light wine when warm, has kind of a sweet aroma overall. Flavors of figs, dates, caramel, toffee, malt, grapes, candi sugar, light plums. Some bitterness midway through the finish. Smooth, a good medium body, well carbonated on the high side- feels a little fizzy at times.

Like the less heavy recipe and still pick up a good amount of caramel, although apparently I’m not supposed to. A little sweet for the style, but really like it. Worth a purchase.

Feb 27, 2020
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Denisebell

4.82/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

If you like Belgians, this is a religious experience. My first sip, I had to sit back and reflect on life and my place in it. This beer is the Cadillac of Belgians.

Feb 14, 2020
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octortus from Canada (ON)

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL Bottle. ABV 10.5%.
Appearance: veiled orange light brown (much lighter than expected), over half a finger of cream head, light carbonation, spotty lacing, great retention.
Aroma: caramel malt, slight pear, slight dried fruit (plum,gulden raisin), spice (Clove), slight banana, bready.
Mouthfeel: above Medium body, boozy, dry finish, crisp, slightly slick.
Flavour: caramel malt, dried fruit (plum, gulden raisin), spice (Clove), pear, Banana,
Overall:

Review: 113

Jan 10, 2020
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damndirtyape from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a tulip glass. Brew tank #1, 2018 bottling on the side.

Appearance: Clear/bright copper color, massively rocky head with lots of lacing all over the glass and lots of little bubbles coming up through the glass. Great looking beer.

Smell: Malty, apple, fruity esters, little bit of clove.

Taste: Complex. Malt, candi sugars, fruits (apples, grapes, berry/fruity esters), a little bit of tartness and noble hops at the finish, along with some booze-soaked fruit flavors. A bit spicy as well.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth, good carbonation that scrubs the tongue clean, very sticky on the teeth with some definite alcohol warming on the tongue after each sip.

Overall / Drinkability: A really great slow sipping and savoring beer. Had it by itself....and it seems like maybe it was best as an after-dinner drink rather than trying to pair it with food. I served it a bit warm to help all the flavors and smells come out, and maybe with a bit cooler temperature the spiciness and alcohol warming notes would have been a bit muted making this even easier to drink. A very good quad - I'll have to get it again.

Jan 01, 2020
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officerbill from New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy amber with steady carbonation and a dense white head.
T: Mild malts, honey, brown sugar, toast, yeast, raisins, stone fruits, winey, some acidic funkiness. Blossoms as the beer warms
F: smooth with a slight tingle. Rich and sweet at the beginning, but dry at the finish with a slightly sticky sweet aftertaste.
O: an excellent Belgian quad. Not quite as full as dinner of the Abbey brews, but the ideal suggestion for someone interested in the style.

Nov 17, 2019
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achilnos from Canada (BC)

3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Unattractive hazy amber with a moderate white head and ample lacing.

S: A whiff of booze, fresh cherry, and an interesting and welcome dank farmhouse note.

T: loads of sultana raisins, tart white wine, and a lingering hint of bitterness. Moderately sweet.

F: Pleasantly effervescent and creamy, without seeming heavy.

O: This is an atypical quad in its comparative absense of coffee, cocoa, and dark fruit notes. It will not be an everyday beer for me, but it is interesting and easy to drink and well worth trying.

Oct 19, 2019
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chuprynka from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As with most Belgians, there's a difference between getting this in a bottle and on tap. In a bottle it's great to grab to stroll along the canals of Brugges and have a nice crisp quadruple to help you on your merry way. On tap, however, its a wild ride altogether. Imagine eating a liquid pineapple.

Mar 24, 2019
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HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and unfiltered, amber with golden highlights and visible sediment at the bottom of the glass. Fervent carbonation yields an enormous pillowy off white head with long-lasting retention and sheets of lacing.
Smells of dried sweet cherry, plum, and fig; toasted brown bread, caramel, hay, clove, oak, and red wine.
Tastes of dried sweet cherry, fig, and plum; toast and honey and caramel. Sweet upfront which leads oak tannins, red wine notes, and a bit of spice of hay and clove. No sign of the 10.7% abv! Lightly sweet but finishes dry and clean
Medium-plus creamy mouthfeel, rolling effervescent pillowy carbonation, soft and prickly.
An excellent, delicious Belgian quad! Absolutely worth buying and enjoying.

Feb 12, 2019
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