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

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Gulden Draak 9000 QuadrupleGulden Draak 9000 Quadruple
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

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Ratings:
1,253
Reviews:
263
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
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Photo of donzilake
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesGrove
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomislav
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Easy to drink. Not sweet.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmaslakov
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jotora
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lcmcclain
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not an experienced as most users with reviews so I'll keep it simple. I aged the beer for about a year. Upon opening, the carbonation rushed from the bottle. Beautiful head after pouring. The smell reminds brings my mind to honey and raisins. With such a high alcohol content, it is surprisingly easy to drink and by far the best Belgian quad I've ever tasted.

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Photo of emincems
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DBosco
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dense copper orange color with foamy beige head that slowly settles. Smells of date fruits. Tastes of dates, sweet with a little spice notes. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, and although it is still bubbling that is mostly absent in the mouthfeel. Overall, the first clear golden quad I've tried and it is substantially different from the typical dark quads - flavor and smell seems less complex and the mouthfeel was not as good.

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Photo of MaxOhle
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a much lighter color than most Quads (the label describes the color as "amberblonde"). The head is impressive for a beer of this strength and the lacing is even more amazing. The aroma is of raisins and fresh honey. The taste is similarly rich in honey and raisin notes and you can definitely feel some alcohol warmth. Not too sweet. The body is not as thick as I expected (yet it can still be described as full) but the small-bubble carbonation on the tongue is very pleasant. A very enjoyable quad.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of generallee
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houborg1
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A clear, pretty, amber, with loads of bubbles rising, and a finger+ of khaki head that lasts. Saving the yeast at the bottom for the end pour. The aroma is yeasty, candied fruit like preserves, pear, and apricot. And all kinds of different berry and green apple jams. Also a distinct caramel note. The flavor is sweet and then a lasting mild bitterness jumps into the mix. Subtle caramel, and those yeasty fruity notes of light dried fruit (green apple, pear, & berries) grab the reigns. Slight booze in the flavor, but, delicious. The feel is a very effervescent carbonation, a little sticky, then dry on the finish, and a full body. So drinkable, though. Easy now....BIG ABV, and a big flavor.

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle served in a chalice at cellar temperature. Bb date of 10/05/2018, so this particular bottle has a bit of age on it.

Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy dark amber colour. Definitely on the light side for a quad. An inch or two of head diminishes quickly. Nice lacing.

Nose is sweet dates and tobacco.

Taste follows the nose. Lots of sweet dates, ripe plums, dried figs, tobacco, leather, plus a little spice and ripe banana from the yeast. This aged bottle isn't terribly sweet.

Medium body. Light carbonation. Boozy.

This is much better than the gooey-sweet booze-bomb I remember. With a little bit of age this has developed into a beautifully complex, world-class quad.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2/22/17

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Photo of DesertFox24
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bdstuart
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jliscin
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first quad beer, a good smooth beer with a very strong fruity taste and smell nice consistancy to it. A lot of flavor and varying strong fruit notes with a nice after taste

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Photo of Satorn
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle:
A surprising beer when poured & definitely lighter than expected, it's easily one of the lightest quadrupels I think I've tried. It had a nice sweetness to it, particularly the nose but the caramel that showed there seemed to fade, putting the beer as more of a Belgian pale ale at times. There was some lighter fruits & citrus that gave the beer its fresh, lively feel but it wasn't quite what I'd expected; it's still a very good beer though but I'd go with the original over this version next time.

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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,253 ratings.
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