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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertjm (762) - Albany, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours a large tan head that sticks around as long as there’s beer in the glass. Cloudy cherry red body with lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. No aroma perse. Boozy flavors. Somewhat cherry like. Thin body. Interesting but I think once will be enough.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (299) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a murky orangish brown with well over a finger of light beige head. Big aromas of fig and plum with raisins and carmelized sugar, sweet toffee. Some citrusy pineapple notes as well. Taste is big with plum and citrus, lots of yeasty spiciness. Some sweet caramel and banana as it opens up along with some hints of cherry and allspice. This has one of the best noses in a Belgian ale that I've experienced. Alcohol very present but not overwhelming. Glad I picked this up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
migga (3) - Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Highly carbonated for a quad ale. Not very traditional, but excellent overall. High alcohol content - and I think they are being pretty conservative with the 10.5 rating - it hits fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (473) - Madison, USA - APR 6, 2014
A clear amber pour with two fingers of frothy head. Aroma is full of malt, cherries, raisin, and yeast. Flavor is moderately to heavy sweet. Long duration with slight better notes. Body is moderate and oily finish. Great quad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1439) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light, foggy copper color with a decent white head. Thick, berry aroma with some sweet malt notes. Heavy flavor. Raisins, cherries, and some light citrus. You can definitely sense the the power. Pretty amazing brew from Boulevard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Absolutely lovely. A big thick Belgian style beer that pours a dark brown with hints of nuttiness, caramel, plum and dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Newmassres (20) - - MAR 23, 2014
I was exciting to try this. Smells great, looks great, but misses on the mouth feel. Too carbonated and tastes like a quad with a mouthful of cotton with the overpowering carbonation. Will stick to actual Belgian quads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnokaBrewer (20) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Large head on this beer. Light brown in color. Tastes of malt with a definite hop finish. Reminds me a lot of a homebrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1520) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Really high alcohol content, and that alcohol will hit you fast. I was really hoping to love this beer, but the flavor just isn’t right for me, so I’ll have to settle with just really liking it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat (129) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours dark amber brown with a thick white head. Big flavor in this quad. Rich malty flavor hits you right away, with hints of raisin throughout. A great quad with bold flavor typically only found in Belgium's quads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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