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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2015 version is 12% abv.

Quadrupel style ale aged in red wine barrels with Brett Lambicus for 1 year. Refermented in the bottle. Released March 21, 2014.

This was released prior to that as Young Lambda (Aged 6 Months) and "Barrel Aged Quad" (Aged 3 Months) at special events in Toronto such as Cask Days and Bellwoods Volo Sunsplash event having not yet spent the full year in the barrel.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1028) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
[2014] 500ml bottle. Murky brown with a foamy golden head. Flavors are molasses, maple syrup, dates, raisins, chocolate, alcohol and pepper with nutty and vinous notes. Full body, good carbonation, smooth texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (897) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Merci à Guillaume pour le partage! Un liquide de couleur prune très collant aux parois de mon verre tant ce dernier est chargé de sucres. Je crois même percevoir des cristaux se déposer sur mon verre lorsque je fais tournoyer le liquide décrivant une valse lente mais très sexy. Un nez puissant où fruits confits, pruneaux et caramel salé se confrontent nez à nez avec du soja. En bouche le liquide m’est difficile à boire tant celui-ci est sucré. Cette caractéristique n’en fait pas une mauvaise bière, mais pour moi qui aime peu le sucre, je peine à terminer mon verre. Le caramel salé revient avec force, accompagné d’un sucre d’orge et de mélasse. L’alcool est bien discret tant le reste est tonitruant. Lourde en bouche et peu effervescente, cette quadrupel est tout de même une belle adaptation locale d’un style plusieurs fois centenaire dans le vieux continent, sa terre natale.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Brune opaque. Nez: beurre. Caramel. Vin. Fruit rouge. Fruit tropicaux. Mangue séché. Bleuet. Mangue séché. Chocolat. Je salive. Bouche: très sucré. Caramel au beurre salé. Fruité. Raisin. Fine acidité. Fruit confit. Fruit séché. Brett. Vin rouge. Finale boisé et sucré. Sublime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
October 20, 2013 - gravity cask at Cask Days 2013. As "Bellwoods Young Lambda." (30 IBUs) Very cloudy ruby-brown with a minimal frothy tan head. Wow, smells amazing - sweet yeasty malt, dry wood, alcohol - a bit rosso port-like, with some light funk and tart fruit. Taste follows - boozier and nuttier, more tartness but fairly balanced for a big barrel-aged mofo - sticky, thick and syrupy, lightly carbonated - finishes dry, moderately sweet, with emerging tartness. Damned fine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1640) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottled. Beautiful pour, thick brown head with medium bubbles. The aroma is sweeter than the usual raisins, with added prunes and even apples. The taste is like a quadruple mixed with red wine without the tannins, but I mean that in a good way. It’s thick and foamy, and the finish has nuts and extreme dark chocolate notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (611) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Dark hazy pour with tan head. Flavour is sweet and fruity, very thick and full palate, slight booziness, I’m interested to see how my other bottle ages. Quite an intense beer, fairly good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2065) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
(Bottle)(2015) bright, clear amber colour with a small beige head; aroma starts with soy sauce, then dried fruit; fruit compote; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; quite nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of brett, dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is a bit different. I get some nice cherry and grape notes, as well as some chocolate, oak and brett. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (931) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle from pat, thanks buddy! Appearance is muddy brown with lasting creamy head. Aroma is very brett forward with hints of oak, rasins, caramel, red wine. Taste is red wine, oak, caramel, bitter dark chocolate, and light funk. Full bodied, lots of carb. Really cool beer, tons of barrel character and a hint of brett integrate really well with the base quad, it’s also pretty drinkable for a big quad, these guys are doing great things.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (918) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from the source that is about a year old that i am sharing with my wife. Pours a dark dark brown, active caramel like head that completely disappears, no lace. Nose is sweet, sugary, caramel, buscuity. Tastes a little hot, burnt caramel, bitter. Really good.


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