nathan30533 (412) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very sweet smell and taste. Smooth, good color and great overall. Wonderful introductory Quad.
peter4928 (3) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer is very tasty, i had it in a 1pint 6fl OZ bottle. It was a gift, and I love belgian beers. I am not sure what quadrupel ale means but it is very very tasty. My favorite beers are hoegarden and guiness.
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a bomber purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a medium head with a slightly dark copper body. Very nice sweet head. Amazing sweet Belgian taste. One of the better American Quadrupels out there.
kevinator (322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I believe this is one of the best Quads coming out of the U.S. and it gives some of the best Belgians a run for their money. The aroma presents the yeast and malt very well. The deep brown color with a little head seemed typical of thIs style. A pleasant mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. The malty sweetness was readily apparent and the alcohol was there but did not overshadow theflavored. A great choice for relaxing at the end of the day.
sjohnny (255) - - SEP 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Natural" sweetness (honey maybe?). A light airiness that fills the palate while maintaining a full bodied flavor. A pleasant woody bitterness at the finish. Smooths out as it sits.
ronbo39 (8) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma smells hoppy with a floral smell, and somewhat yeasty. Appearance pours a golden brown cloudy color with a tan head. Taste is a combination of a light bitterness. Palate has a full body taste, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, and the finish is slightly bitter. Overall it is a wonderful beer to drink!
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a damn great beer!! excellent flavor, great belgian style ale! i wish i had 5 more bottles of this one!!
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Update: Thoroughly delightful, a crisp and fruity Belgian ale. Upped from 4.2.
It requires a commentary in its own right, how Iíve observed the difference so far between "clear" Belgian Trips/Quads and the "cloudy" ones. The clear ones -- and this one is an example -- have this character that I could only describe initially as "alcohol-y" (there is a strong alcohol-like "burn" in the nose and the palate) but I could readily concede that it has to do not so much with alcohol (after all, the ABV of all are roughly consistent, around 10%), but with the particular hop/malt/yeast combinations used. After all, it seems lots of yeasty sediment goes along with being cloudy, and this doesnít have it. Maybe this suggests that Belgians need more aging than this one is likely to have had. Which is really too bad, since I hate waiting.
(It is duly noted that other reviews tend to attribute this "burn" to spiciness. Yet I donít see that on "cloudy" Belgian reviews.)
One last note, post-review: WTF is this beer doing being rated only a 3.6/5?????????? Wake up, beer raters! This is clearly in a superior class than that.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 WOW! Deep copper in color with dark red on the fringes. The nose is enticing. Toffee, sugar, and orange. The taste is like a thinner EKU 28, but with a peach or nectarine splash in the mix. The alcohol is there but not overwhelming. Smooth texture in the mouth. Just slides down easily. Some spice but it's not like a standard Belgian Strong. Great beer! Recommended!
mmather (122) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Much better than the one on tap (also 1 year old) at the Falling Rock at GABF time (02). Seems to have aged well. Smooth rounded sweetness but surprisingly drinkable for a 10% abv beer. Luckily I have another one.