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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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As its namesake suggests, Quadrophenia is a Belgian style quadruple ale. We ferment Quadrophenia using Trappist ale yeast, which produces the spicy, phenolic flavors sometimes mistaken for added spices. The unique characteristics of caramel donít come from the Pale and Munich malts, but from the introduction of Coconut Palm Sugar used in the brewing process.
Hops: Czech Saaz, Magnum
Malt: Pale, Munich, Coconut Palm Sugar

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LOVEMESOMEIPA (10) - - FEB 16, 2014
WOW! This beer has everything a Quad need to be. Great job on the use of the Belgium yeast! I would buy this beer again. High ABV so watch yourself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gurufunk (1) - Temecula, California, USA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
This is an interesting Quad style ale with soft fruit esters (apricot, nectarine) as opposed to the dark/stone fruit esters usually associated with this style. It pours with a nice off white head with low retention. It pours a moderately clear orange color. Flavor matches the aroma in the ester profile, and finishes clean. Mouth feel is smooth and the alcohol is almost imperceivable, which is brilliant for this high of an ABV .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1360) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at The Daily Pint. Poured deep gold/amber, slight haze, with a quickly fading frothy head and nice lace. Rich caramel and deep malt aromas form a background for candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, spices and Belgian yeast. Sweetness of the caramel and malt dominate the flavor profile, accentuated by sugars, figs and plums, and alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a gently sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A - Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace. S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel and dark malts with candi sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and dark malts, with some dark fruits and spices. Through the middle, some candi sugars come through with some more Belgian yeast flavors and spices. The finish is a mix of caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice Quad. Good overall balance with good Belgian flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11789) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Smell is clean and rather floral. Caramel backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is yeast/spice, banana ester, caramel, kandi, and some medium dark fruit. This is a very clean and pleasing drink. Heat may be present, but itís not getting in the way of anything. Sort of like adding to the yeast/spice. The finish is nearly dry. This stuff is way too drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
23 nov 3012, bottle. Metamucil color and faintly hazy. Nose is bananas, yeast, tart esters, peaches, big alcohol. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Orange juice, banana juice, peaches, fruity esters. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
$7.99 bomber purchased a couple months ago at Olive Tree Market in OB for $7.99.Clear light to medium auburn with a 1/2 finger creamy beige head, low retention. Big sweet brown sugar and spicy clove and ripe banana presence right up front, light drying graham cracker on the backend. Flavor follows suit, but does a good job of not doing this the American way and having way way too much (perceived) sweetness. Pretty raisiny and fruity, though Iím not really getting much sweetness. Big full body with low prickly carbonation. One of the better American made quads Iíve had in recent memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
bright orange color with a rich ivory head. Apricot, peach aromas with spicy yeast, caramel, cereal grains, mild alcohol. Medium body with soft co2. Sweet grainy caramel flavors with light pit fruits, spicy belgian yeast, and toffee---alcohol is well cloaked-----very tasty Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7212) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, booze, plums, dates, Belgian candi sugar, a touch of spics and then a slight bacon meat smokiness. The taste begins smooth and sweet with sweet malts, plums, dates and candi sugar mixed with a subtle bacon like smokiness. To midway this picks up additional notes of booze and some modest cloves to coriander spiciness. Nice quad that is young and a bit rough around the edges. A little cellar time might pull it together and round off the rough parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full-bodied with flavors of raising, caramel malt, and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

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