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RATINGS: 935   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1217) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
#100USA Nydelig duft av frukter og karamell. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Mye brunt skum som forsvinner raskt, ring langs kant. Nydelig smak av rosin, krydder og karamell. Noe kullsyre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3659) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Floral hops. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Huge floral yeast aroma with some citrus light plum and some raisin. Finishes flowery sweet. Had this at a Vietnamese restaurant. Decent package, bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Deep amber color with a fluffy beige head. Big sweet nose of candi sugar and alcohol. Sweet caramel flavors with more sugar, white raisins, plum, some yeast and lots of blooming alcohol. Not as complex as some of the trappist quads. Very sweet and boozy as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (182) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Poured from a bomber bottle. Pours a cloudy, dark amber-brown. Off-white, foamy head. Strong smell of alcohol and a bit of caramel. Pretty strong. This quad is in the belgian tradition, but not quite as flavorful and a bit more bubbly than the Chimay, St Bernardus varieties. A good beer for a domestic US, however. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe, Seattle, bb 04/12/15
The bottle is a slow gusher, it pours a cloudy red-amber color with frothy head, and some floaties. The aroma presents some malt, sugar, vegetables (cabbage) and light fruity esters; not convincing. Good body strength, moderately sweet, with smooth mouthfeel; candyish malt flavor, with light fruity esters, more evident vegetables, ordinary bitterness, and some yeast astringency in the final; it also has a light alcohol feeling.
Messy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2014
From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle marked Batch no. 613081-2-03-2015. It is an attractive looking medium mahogany amber pour with a quick lived cream colored head. Good clarity. The aroma has a full malt character to it along with a tart cherry-fruit like substance and some yeast wrapped around all of it. The body is medium to full with a sharp sort of astringency to it. Pungent malty-cherry taste with an explosive and dry hop afterbite. Vaguely boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Frothy yellow head atop a deep brown body. Boozy nose. Flavour of smoke, burnt caramel and bourbon. I like the smoke on this one, as it makes the Quad more bearable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours deep amber with a large, persistent head. Rich caramel malt and dark fruit aroma. Taste of malt, yeast, caramel and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Blind quad test against Westvleteren 12, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, St Bernardus 12, St Amatus 12, Pannepot, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay. Pours much brighter than other quads. Aroma is light plum, some yeast, some alcohol. Taste is quite sweet, alcohol is there, a lot of raisin and plum, candy sugar, some faint citrus hop input. Too carbonated, a bit too boozy, and just not enough to be interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Mørk rød farge, klar, lite skum. Smaker karamell, malt, krydder.ganske god

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