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Alpine Beer Company FiringsQuad

Alpine Beer Company FiringsQuad
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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“FiringsQuad” is a Belgian Quadruple and is going to come in at 11 % abv. Its dark, it has plenty of dark Belgian candy sugar in it. The flavors and aromas of rich, dark fruity-esters backed with sweet malt complexity and the spiciness of the Belgian yeast will surely appeal to those who crave big, dark Belgian beers. We have it on good authority that the recipe is very much like the finest of Belgian Quadruple made at the monasteries of Europe.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Poured dark mahogany amber red in a 10 oz. glass and created a thick foamy layer of head. Aroma is fruity yet allows dashes of spice to come through from quality usage of Belgian yeast. Also there is an amazing scent of deep malts that have me falling in love while sniffing this beer out. The flavor isn’t as flavorful as the aroma lead me to believe but decent amounts of dried fruit comes through with just a pinch of spice. Overall well balanced quadruple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, dates, brown sugar, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, raisins, toffee, plum, earthiness, and dates.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours dark amber with very thin head. Aromas of plums, raisins, and booze. Tastes of fruits up front with a medium heat from the ABV.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (6156) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pour on tap, hazy orange, copper pour with white head, aroma brought notes of lots of booze, slight dark fruits, some acetone, hints of earth, grain, some hints of dark caramel, toffee in there, more dark fruits come through but the odd chemical/acetone note is tough. Taste is even worse, some acetone, dark fruits, chemical notes with prunes, dates, figs, slight caramel, toffee, finishing boozy, bitter, slightly sweet. Something off.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Tap. Pours deep copper amber with a small tan head that laces minimally. Aroma is toffee, molasses, prunes, yeast. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and pruny with a strong warming finish.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap at Alpine. Pours a clear, tea amber. No head formation. Nose is acetone, nail polish remover, mega sticky candies/Twizzlers. Taste is spicy, very sweet, paper, acid, acetone hazardous chemical. A flop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a clear sort of penny copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma is full up dates and prunes and radishes and sugar-y sugar. The taste is the same as I get notes of prunes and dates and figs that are a tad on the harsh side somehow followed closely by brown sugar and booze. It seems to end a little saccharin like which is off putting. Hmm. Darn, I was really hoping to love this one. Glad I had a chance to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tasted at Toronado a while back on tap. Dark brownish in color with a tan like head. Aromas were what you would expect with some maltiness and roast character. Full bodied and pleasant on your palate. Alcohol well hidden. The flavors were of candi sugar, dark fruit,belgian yeast, and dark malt. The finish was sweet but balanced. Not bad Belgian Quad

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap. Unfortunate they had to change the name to the current one. Pours with a clear, deep brown hued body with a tan head. Aromas are of dark fruits, molasses, leather, brown sugar and light chocolate. Complex yeast esters and malt interaction. Flavors are grainy, straw, complex, nutty, plum, dark fruit esters. Medium bitterness. Nice complexity. Medium to fuller carbonation. Sweet mid palate by a dry finish. Well contained alcohol hit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Dark brown color with a thin light beige head and spotty lace. Sweet malt and dark fruit in the nose. Full, smooth body with earthy malt, caramel and plum flavor. Sweet finish with a lingering malty aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable overall.


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