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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber brown with slow-receding tan head. Wild yeast on the nose with ripe fruit in the mix. Rich aroma. Flavor opens slightly fruity, quickly developing into burst of malt and alcohol, with underpinnings of wild yeast. Warm, lingering finish. Rich mouthfeel. Very tasty, though alcohol comes through a little strong on this one. I enjoy the kick, but others may find it too bracing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a hazy amber with a thick, lasting beige head. Aroma of banana, plums, raisins, and bread. Full bodied, rich, and warming. Tastes fruity, bold malts, toffee, and Belgian yeast. A wonderful, flavorful sipper that is deceptively drinkable at 10.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
weissblau (19) - - JAN 11, 2015
Pours reddish brown with a thick, persistent head. Smells of stone fruit and malt, mild for a quad. Tastes rich and malty as it should be for the style. An exceptional brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (258) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Cloves and sweet malt on the aroma. Appearance is a cloudy copper with a white head. Flavor is full of cloves and malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with medium high carbonation. Overall, the beer lacks the complexity of a Belgian quad and it's also too light in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Garnet in color with big frothy/creamy head. Some faint dark fruit flavors, raisin, plum. Belgian yeast. Pretty easy drinking for the ABV, alcohol is well hidden. Some Belgian sugar sweetness, but not overbearing. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarLeeMa (20) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Way better than I expected. My friend's favorite beer and I see why. 10.5% and doesn't taste anywhere near it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle courtesy Aaron. Classic quad. Tasty and aweseome. Some dark fruit, mild booze, and quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
An opaque brown body with a tan head that had nice retention and lace. Body grew murky as some of the sediment was disturbed. Aroma was a mix of fruity esters. Some dark dried fruits, banana, bubblegum and some sugary notes. Flavor was initially sweet from the dark fruits, there was a mild presence of bread malts and more sweetness almost like brown sugar. Alcohol was present in the finish. Carbonation seemed adequate. A nice beer, but it came close to being cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
6 month old bottle. Bottle pours a nice hazy burnt orange with off white foam and decent lacing. The aroma is rich toasted malts and a dense fruits of a Belgian strong ale. The flavor starts lightly sweet with a unique Belgian maltiness and lends itself well to a smooth slightly boozy finish. Very good balance throughout and one if the best American quads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stampion (182) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Not really for me. Pours a nice dark Amber color with massive head. Tastes mildly sweet and complex. Some grass or rye. The 10.5 percent is a bit harsh for a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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