Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple
Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Format: 330ml Bottle
Gulden Draak, lonely at the top for 25 years, now gets company The birthday present: Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple, an enrichment of the Gulden Draak range. An ode to the past and to the city of (9000) GHENT The Gulden Draak is named after the gilded statue on top of the belltower of Ghent. Such eminent symbol, that has been standing firm for over 6 centuries, deserves equally grand beers. The unsurpassed Gulden Draak as dark tripel of 10,5% alcohol gets, after 25 years of growing success, quite an addition, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple.
All features of the Gulden Draak The extremely rich and complex taste sensation and the stable beer head can also be found in the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple. The sweet caramel touches, however, are still reserved for the Gulden Draak.
With addition of extra malt The new recipe, on basis of 3 different kinds of malt added in a volume of 4 times the content in lager, provide the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple with a deep golden amber colour and a fruity scent. Together with the smooth and subtle sweet taste ensures this a wonderfully accomplished bouquet.
In line with the traditions of Brewery Van Steenberge Just like the other specialty beers of Brewery Van Steenberge is the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple a beer of high fermentation with secondary fermentation. A wine yeast is used for the secondary fermentation, which also contributes to the grandiose taste.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
I thought this was a dark beer, which i prefer but was pleasently surprised.
I have no fancy vocabulary to rate this other than a great beer with a real taste. I bought six and have one a week.
Best beer I've ever consumed
The write up does the tasting notes justice on here, so I wont add to it.
What I will add is, if I had to pick one beer to drink until I fall off the planet, this would be it.
Get it into you, as soon as possible!
Great beer, great name
I really liked this, plus it has a sweet name (I think it means golden dragon). I would definitely have this again!
"Aroma: Fruity esters, mainly raisin or plum. I couldn't quite nail down what it was, but it was really good.
Appearance: Pours a golden-copper colour, with a massive moussy head remiss of Belgian Ales.
Flavour: Malty, slightly fruity, with a low level of hop bittering. Noble hops have been used in the recipe. Toffee, caramelly notes, but not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, leaning more to medium-full body. Alcohol warming.
Overall impression: I thought this beer was fantastic, but I personally preferred the original Gulden Draak over this."