BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded 12oz can. Pours a relatively dark brown with a small khaki head that dissipates quickly. Faint aroma of sour cherries, Belgian yeast and candy sugar; maybe even a little vanilla. Pretty light for a quad but I think that keeps it from being cloying and sticky sweet. Sweeter than expected but decently balanced by some spice. Nice.
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a dark red with very little head though plenty of effervescence (good word, gotta use that more). Alot of fruit without too much of the sweet making for a nice balanced flavor. No alcohol taste whatsoever.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Refreshing carbonation. Dark pour with minimum head that diminished quickly. Light flavor with spice and a lot of vanilla. A bit too sweet for me. Short finish with sweetness that lingers.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown color with a small head. Strong fruity aroma with a hint of sourness. Big, malty flavor. An odd amount of nut for a Belgian Ale. Light fruit (cherry?). A bit yeasty.
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From draft @21stamendment (and, yes, that’s right in a can) - prefered the draft version, very interesting beer, very drinkable, nice malts, good use of fruits and spices. Certainly one of the best beers to come from 21a.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bleeng for this beer. Pours a nice caramel brown color with red highlights. Cherry nose with nice malty aromas as well. Flavor not nearly as rich I would assume, but not bad. Some cherry and quad flavors, but very subdued.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hulmeville Inn. Very nice brune burgundy pour, with some tan head. Can’t sense any alcohol as far as tastes or smell. Cherry, belgian candi, slight chocolate malt, maybe vanilla, very smooth brew.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of wavers1. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, tea, spicy. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, some brown sugar, some peppery hints. Nicely balanced.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper brown with really thin cream-colored head. Aroma is very raisiny with nutty undertones. Flavor is heavily of candi sugar, sweetened dried fruit (raisin) and vanilla. Body is light to medium with high carbonation.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle. Very sweet aroma, with a lot of vanilla, prune. Tons of vanilla, sweet bark, maple syrup and corn syrup flavor. It is beyond me how they can call this a quad, let alone mention Westvleteren in the name. Not cool. A cloying mess.