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RATINGS: 961   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...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
750 ml bottle from the Bayou. Pours an amber, almost red color with a thick orange head. The nose is sweet; malty, yeast and some light molasses. The flavor was interesting; sweet malts, yeast, some dry fruit, like a barley wine or even a high abv lager. Not much of a quad, or at least a different take on the style. A medium alcohol presence. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2009
Pours a lovely murky brown. Nutty nose with slight alcohol and maybe some candy?. Some chocolate. It doesn’t give up a whole lot from my New belgium snifter. Medium full mouthfeel that I want to call sticky. A bitter carmely chocolate taste and I’m just not getting this beer. I may have to try it again?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2009
Dark amber pour, big giant head, nice lacing. Sweet dark aroma. High carbonation, lots of alcohol, very sweet with a somewhat cloying grape and apple flavors. Some phosphoric acid bitterness. A little too much alcohol, but a complex tasty and interesting brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge, tan head. Nose is of vinous and dark fruit, brown sugar and some bubblegum. Taste is bubblegum, caramel, raisins and figs. Mouthfeel has slight alcohol and lots of carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
750ml Bottle: Thanks waolsen! Aroma of yeast, malts, dark ripe fruits, light spices, slight raisins, light pepper, and slight candi sugar. Poured brown/deep amber/orange in color with a medium to large-sized, rough, sandpaper, beige head that lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of dark ripe fruits, rum soaked raisins, yeast, malts, caramel, slight chocolate, slight alcohol, slight cherries, and spices. Medium to full body. Viscous, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, caramel, malts, yeast, and spice finish is slightly dry. 10.5%ABV is pretty well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2009
Murky brown with a nice light-brown head with excellent retention. of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and a moderate fruitiness including plum, raisin, and fig. Flavor is loaded with tons of depth. Deep caramel and honey glaze, with dark fruits but the alcohol presence is too overwelmng and unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Poured hazy brownish orange color with tons of carbonation. Aroma was wonderfully sweet malts. Flavor was rich malt, sugar, stone fruits and finished with a little banana aftertaste. A very solid brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3727) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a large frothy light tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is sweet fruit with caramel and molasses. Good sticky lacing along the glass. The taste is a spicy pepper and sugary malt with a dry finish. Hides the alcohol well, a very good Quad from Boulevard.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1855) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Color is a murky brown with a hint of orange. Carbonation is very good with a soft off white head. Aroma of roasted caramel and yeast. Taste is light and sweet. Starting with a medium body it goes down easy with a light fluffy feel. Finish comes in with a light sweet fruity taste of pear, raisin and yeast then a touch of hops shows with a very light bitterness. After taste has a little alcohol showing as the flavors slowly fade. This is a good light Quadrupel with nice even flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle from South Bay. One of the best US-made Belgian styles I have ever had! A very pleasant surprise! Color is a too-light red-gold. Aroma is of sweet apple, oatmeal, and pure, sugary malt. Flavors are of those plus yeast, flour, semi-dark fruit and that Belgian quad sensation of drinking something light and dark. Very nuanced and as faithful as it gets here in the states!


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