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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
A massive taste profile. This very dense, rich beer featured dates, plums, apricots, green apples and molasses. Solid hints of acidity and sourness kept it from becoming cloying and heavy. A real prize

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ncube (109) - - MAR 16, 2016
Red with brown notes, with light brown head. Aroma of port, toffee, leather. Taste has the same, but with notes of chocolate, coffee, cherries. Alcohol is warming, but the tart acidity from the brett cuts through almost all the booziness one would expect from 12% content. Brett notes also help to balance out the sweetness and make this crazy drinkable. Favorite beer from Bellwoods by a large margin. Reminds me of some choice oud bruins from a trip to Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5648) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
5th Feb 2016: 4th International Beer Swap @ De Bierboom in Brugge. Large sample from one of two bottles brought over for all to share. Dirty brown with a foaming head of beige bubbles. Nose was a mixed bag of malty molasses, off wine notes and chocolate. Flavours were as the aroma suggested but with a hand full of nuts and mixed spices thrown in. All in all a ’sweet and sour’ sort of Quad, mostly leaning towards the sour end. Different and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7054) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. NIce aroma of dark fruit, yeast, maple syrup, caramel malt and light spices. Awesome flavour of dark fruit, Brett, wood, light hops and light spices. Alcohol is almost totally hidden. Average to medium bodied. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1117) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (1071) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (841) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1698) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (725) - 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.

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