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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
Our Belgian Quadruple (or Quad in brewer’s parlance) is known as "The Twelve". Its Belgian yeast makes it redolent with flavors of dark fruits, including plums, raisins and cherries, and the complex malt bill (recipe) gives it subtle nuances of dark chocolates with undertones of burnt caramel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Part of the sampler from the tap room in Concord CA. Smells of dark fruits. Tastes of figs, raisins and brown sugar. Needs a little more carbonation to push it to elite status. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12927) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
Draft - Raisin and plum. Deep ruby with a decent light brown head. Raisin, prune and a touch of tartness. Sweet and very fruity, more like a dubbel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2015, pours a deep dark near-black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out raisins, caramels and bready notes. Flavour is massive, with loads of raisins and booze. Not very complex at all, but it’s acceptable. Needs some maturation. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pour is hazy dark reddish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, bread, nice dark fruit, slight yeast. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, roast, earth, slight grain, touch of earth, finishing fairly tart, slightly sweet. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Looks great! Tastes mediocre. A very thick, dark example of the style. Flavors were just blah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1177) - Calgary, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of ripe fruit, brown sugar and yeast. Taste of malts, brown sugar, vanilla, sweetened raisins and a touch of spicy yeast. Lower carbonation, full bodied, slightly cloying. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, brandy, vinous, dark fruit, and caramel. Flavor of brandy, raisins, oak, yeast, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a watery amber with some off white head. Big, boozy nose, apples, brandy, caramel. Flavor of apple cinnamon candies, caramel, sugar, some light spice. Medium bodied. Better than I expected... but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1407) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 On-tap at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Color was very dark brown with small off-white head. Complex aromas of fruit, yeast, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel and some nuttiness. Taste was rich with a little alcohol heat going down, ending sweet and malty. What a nice adventure, will do again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clouydy brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carel, fruittiness and light brandy. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light brandsy with a crisp lingering toffee finish.

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