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Alley Kat Abbey Kat Belgian Style Quad

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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Edmonton, Canada

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Inspired by Trappist beers of Belgium this "double Dubbel", hence "Quadrupel", has notes of burnt caramel, fruit, and clove. Beware the alcohol!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of caramelized candi sugar and dry raisins notes is pleasant. Taste is also dominated by caramelized candi sugar with some light toffee notes with some dry fruits notes also perceptible. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Though style to brew with so many staples but still an enjoyable version.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks to the Canadians, eh. Amber pour with a white head. Smells of caramel, toasted bread, and toffee. Lightly floral. Quite sweet and a touch fruity. Mild booze on the palate. Tons of caramel, toffee, and raisin. Hints of plum and flowers. Slightly herbal on the finish. Very light spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Drinkable Belgian, some lace and head. Belgian yeast aroma. Better than average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml botle. A pretty nice dubbel, caramel, dark fruit, lower spice, but booze.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Last one of the night (I hope). Clear dark red color. Thin khaki head. Leaves good reaches of lace. Looks good. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Dark fruit, spice. Moderate bitter taste, some light sweet. Spice. Decent quad, here. Some ginger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
@c@t@1399. Reddish hazy. Sugary. Plum. Apple. Brown sugar. Sort of fine. Ok sort of.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Un bomber partagée par Patrick. Robe acajou / noisette avec une mousse brune. Le nez est confituré-compoté tant il est sucré. Une touche d’anis transperce le mur de chocolat épicé. La bouche est trop sucrée, l’alcool trop puissant, elle manque de pétillement pour être digeste. Les saveurs sont épicées sur la réglisse. 6/10

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3371) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Une grosse bouteille. Une robe brune acajou. Une mousse collante. Un nez frappé par des fruits sucrés et par une dose folle de malts gras. Un goût d’épices et de caramel fruité avec une subite amertume d’alcool. En bouche, un liquide qui présente un corps de moyenne densité. Un pétillement qui me semble faible. Une texture qui est huileuse et qui devient légèrement collante. En finale, ma langue qui est allègrement tapissé par un sucre densément fruité.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbudd19 (722) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Smells like caramel and spices. Pours dark blackish brown.On the taste side of things its sweet up front, followed by raisins. Not bad but doesn’t blow you away either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
(12oz bottle) Sampled at EskimoDave’s houseparty. Pours a lasting white frothy head atop a clear mahogany body. Nose of raisins. Plain, fig and grape. But all in all somewhat average. 6/5/6/3/13


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