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

Gulden Draak 9000 QuadrupleGulden Draak 9000 Quadruple
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 1,270 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,516
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
1,270
Liked:
1,136
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
10.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
407
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,270 |  Reviews: 267
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great color. To much carbonation and with the bite of alcohol, hard to swallow so no very smooth. To much punch up front so it's difficult to taste a finish.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cjgiant
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle (01JM) - having in side-by-side with Piraat and Gulden Draak (reg), 2nd being reviewed:

Pours a deep orange-golden, definitely deeper and darker than the Piraat I had it next to. The head was again amazing, as I am getting used to from this brewery. Larger initial bubble head is hard to control in the pour, but reduces to a nice fluffy head that lasts and provides lacing on the glass (to keep the comparison, it was less than the Piraat in this pour). The nose was similar to Piraat, with caramel sweetness and a hint of classic Belgian notes, but was also weaker in strength. Add in some fig notes (or date when combined with the malt) as a difference.

The taste is overall more sweet. Where Piraat threw in some saison-like flavors, this one stays sweeter much longer. Sweetness pervades the entire taste, pairing with the dark fruit flavors. I may be searching but there is a hint of orange zest/rind in what little bittering flavors exist. The one good thing to be said for this beer is that it feels great, the sweetness coats the mouth nicely, the carbonation is present, but only acts as an accent. The body is medium-full, and the overall feel is like a beer embracing your palate for a second or two.

Definitely a bit better than the Piraat, but to me more of a beer to have near the end of the night, not because of its strength, but its feel. If not the final beer of the night, have it as a gateway to a nice smooth stout.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Beer is good. Much better from the tap. Need to air it out, if drinking from the bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Outstanding example of the Belgian quad. Hazey bronze with loads of effervescent carbonation. Sweet and mild yet packing a strong punch. Delicious, will certainly buy again.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Different from the archetype of the traditional Belgian Quad, this baby pours a peachy amber and burnt orange with a fair amount of bubbles creeping to the surface. Not brilliant but definitely not opaque. A nice cream lacing after each sip. On the nose, lots of fruits: pear, peach, tangerine as well as other citrus in addition to the exceptional yeasty breadiness as well as some carmelly toffee. Taste is excellent. Think triple hefeweizen (as pertaining to the triple IPA usage) if that style existed. The belgian yeast is at the forefront here dominating the palate. Pretty much mirrors the aroma with the addition of banana, clove, raison, dates, plum, jelly and fig but the aftertaste has a slight fruity sourness to it which is delightful. Atypical for the style but an astonishing beer nonetheless. If you like Gulden Draak this is definitely worthy. If you don't like Gulden Draak then you must not like Belgian beers and are henceforth unworthy.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 1,270 ratings
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