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

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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:
1,246
Reviews:
261
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
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Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden-amber colour, with a normal head that leaves some lace and a ring. Smell is very alcoholic, with dark fruits, ripened fruits, vanilla and spices. Medium body, creamy and sticky palate. Taste is the same as smell: alcohol notices a lot, dark fruits, spices... Really good.

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Photo of Catalin90
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunner84
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amvrana
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Takezo
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JonCaytion
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Favorite Quad, Fine Belgian brewing

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Photo of Rickus
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nicole309
4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JohnnnyO
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10 oz. pour on draft at St. Arnold's at Cleveland Park, unknown brewing/packaging date, poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass, drank over 30 minutesp

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Photo of Yancey82
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Gaya
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of whoischrishays
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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

11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a vaguely murky copper color. The head is three fingers high, and off-white in shade. It doesn't seem to have the intense fizz of other Belgian ales, in fact it's texture is almost creamy-looking. Retention is about average. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass, though. Even if the body itself isn't brilliantly lustrous, it's still one of the better-looking Belgians out there. (4.25)

Smell: The nose starts off with incredibly vibrant fruit notes - mainly cherries, raisins, and figs. Letting it open up will cause it to develop a powerful spicy edge of ginger, while maintaining nice bread notes. As it opens up even further, it gains some caramel and candied sugar aromas. Judging from the nose, it smells like a big-ass brew, but one with an aura of restraint to it. (4.25)

Taste: It starts off bringing those big fruit notes from the aroma down to the palate - not only do I get dark fruits like fig and raisin, but I also get some nice citrusy flavors (invoking Duvel). The finish is slightly caramel-esque and sugary, but it doesn't linger cloyingly by any stretch. It doesn't taste like a stereotypical BSDA, instead it takes elements from both light and dark. What makes this work so wonderfully is how it balanced everything is - it isn't endlessly deep, nor does it need to be. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Typical of the style, the 'bigness' of the brew is counteracted by fizzy, mouth filling carbonation. The finish is still a bit heavy, but not ridiculously so. Considering how flawlessly the alcohol is concealed, I don't care. Is this a 6% beer? Could have fooled me... (4.5)

Overall: I'm not sure which Gulden Draak is superior: the regular "dark tripel" or this. I'd personally say this is a little more drinkable, though regular GD has a bit more depth.

"They're both fabulous."

Okay, they're both fabulous. Damn straight, put a period on that. Buy it, drink it, love it. (4.25)

4.28/5: Gulden Draak doesn't mean "golden dragon", it means "fuckin' delicious"

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of AlexRea
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of vess
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of dannymo24
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of okono
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%

Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,246 ratings.
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