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 Co365030
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryno3031
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bdeboard
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yancot
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Takahiro
3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: poured with fluffy, quickly-dissipating head. deep golden to amber color. for some reason, i remember the color of GD of being pitch black.
Smell: apple juice, some pears
Taste: like a dry apple-pear juice, bit of grape juice, with a hint of alcohol warmth aftwards. may be a hint of vanilla. very subtle herbal touch at the very end. seem very simple.
Feel: finishes very dry. very drinkable.
Overall: i had a expectation of complex beer, but this was very simple beer. not too bad.

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Photo of Tejon
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of baltoney87
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth as a dubbel, but heavy where it counts.

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Photo of Bierleichen
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptic_jester
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZbelgian
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

*Tasting note: aged at 55 deg F for over a year.

Appearance - Pours an incredibly cloudy dark apricot color with a paper thin and only half-covering white head of tiny bubbles.

Aroma - Strong aroma of ripe fruit, alcohol, yeast with a definite sweet bubblegum note.

Taste - Starts with sweet and peppery malts, lots of alcohol warming, follows the nose with lots of estery ripe fruit notes, mostly dark fruit like fig, with a bit of banana. Ends with a bit of spice and a medicinal flavor, with a sweet fleeting flavor of thick caramel right at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy in the mouth and carbonated enough to combine noticeably with the flavors.

Overall - A flavorful Belgian Quad/dessert beer. Have had this both aged and fresh and like it equally both ways. Not your everyday Belgian quad in appearance or flavor. Has some flavor similarities to more traditional quads like St. Bernardus Abt 12 or Trappist Rochefort 10 but has an interesting and welcome twist on the style. Not my favorite quad but still very drinkable.

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Photo of Ellbert
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of babaracas
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750, internet suggests bottling code indicates 11/13 bottling. Red tinted orange, slightly hazy, two fingers of soapy off white head, a few rings of lace on the glass. Smell: date bread, cherry note, floral, sweet apple note. Taste: raisin bread, moderately boozy, peppery, pear, cherry. Syrupy start into fluffy carbonation, but thinning and drying quickly into strong peppery and grape skin finish. Disappointing that a beer this big doesn't have more depth of flavor and heft.

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Photo of DuffmanCanNeverDie
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Total perfection.. plain & simple. That's all I have to say.

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Photo of ssantic
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apart from the Tripel Karmeliet, this is absolutely the best beer I have ever tried. Though I'm a bit of a newb on the craft beer scene.

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Photo of Quimby74
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of simoen
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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