pdx77 (399) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. I love a sweet malty beer, and this fit the bill perfectly. While not hoppy whatsoever, the alcohol is hidden slightly below the surface. A favorite.
joeneugs (2181) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Actually listed as 12.1% on the draft board this year. It pours a deep golden color with an off white head. Very light color for a quad. The aroma has fruit syrup, red berries, honey and Belgian yeast spiciness. The flavor has over ripe fruit and dried tropical fruit mix. Thick mouthfeel. Spicy Belgian finish. Very nice sipper. Sweet, but not overly alcoholic or abrasive considering the strength.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Sweet malt and psice aroma. Sweet malt flavor with spice, yeast, and light orange/summer fruit. Medium-plus bodied. Alcohol present, but doesn’t seem this high. Yeast, spice, and sweet malt lingers with light esters.
Zymurgeist2 (633) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Belgian-style Quad served on draft at the brewery.
This beer has a beautiful honey-orange color with a creamy white head. While the color is great, i expected it to be darker for a Quad.
The nose has subtle esters/delicate fruit backbone.
Taste is a little too assertive, but it has a full mouthfeel and nice malt. The Belgian yeast mingles well with the malts through the mid-palate with the esters again taking stage during the long finish. I rated this higher the first time i had this, but it was not as good on the second try.
The 11.8% alcohol seems somewhat hidden for this well balanced beer - but two of these would make the alcohol known.