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RATINGS: 943   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 Andersenís 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Pours a deep amber. A gorgeous and lasting head settles on top of the brew, off-white, thick and creamy, great lacing, it looks delicious. Aroma is very pleasant, light yeast, sweet fruit. It really smells like an authentic Belgian beer. Flavor is also quite good, spicy, yeast, a little sweet. Not at all cloying, though. The body is just what youíd expect, not too thick but not watery. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in the aroma or flavor, even after it warms up. It does make sure you know itís there, however, once youíve drank about half of the bottle. Tasty. If you can get it, definitely get it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours dark red/light brown with significant carbonation and a lovely off-white creamy head. Quads are one of my favorite styles and unfortunately I have not encountered many American made versions that I feel are up to par. After first smelling Iím glad to know that this will be better. A nice soft, creamy fruitiness. Plums, a lot of esters though not distracting, bananas, vanilla and spice, yeasty. Taste is smooth, fruity, malty, bready though relatively clean with the ABV hidden quite well. Not cloying or hot like some can be. This was very good, a nice surprise and probably the best American Quad Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
truebluehes (171) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle. Nice beer. Dark amber brown pour with nice beige head. Quite yeasty aroma with sweet malt and maybe a trace of licorice? Nice bite on the tongue with good caramel, yeast balance with a nice alcohol finish.... a little light on the malt, wasnít quite as full as many quads....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Hazy reddish colour with a nice head. Ugly aroma of yeast-bite and little licorice, Nice flavour of sweet matl, yeast and little caramel and end with a noteable alcoholic finish. Much better flavour than the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Bottle thanks to csbosox: Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing airy off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malts and some brown sugar with nice bready Belgian yeasty complexity. Body starts with good fullness and sweet caramel malty flavor before a drier, slightly toasty doughy finish. Has a little warmth and some fruity estery complexity. An enjoyable and true to style Quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Had this one with my Neighbor. Awesome beer!!! Very good smooth, Finished very nicely would love to get more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Courtesy of BBB63. Hazy amber body with a large off-white head. Sweet fruity nose with berry, banana, floral/herbal hops and clove. Moderately sweet taste with banana, apricot, golden raisins and herbs. Full body is chewy with moderate/high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Poured a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Yeasty and sweet aroma and flavor. Dark fruits, caramel and chocolate. Warming in the chest but no alcohol taste. Good stuff. Iím glad I have another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Courtesy of BBB63

Bottle: The aroma consists of plums, raisins, yeast, grapes, and faint alcohol. It pours a cloudy dull orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with plum, yeast, faint grape, and caramel. There is some faint chocolate in the background. There is some faint alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Thanks for sharing a bottle, iowaherkeye. The murky dark copper and brown body is topped with a khaki head. The aroma was pears and cinnamon. There was also some earthy sweat and mushrooms. The taste was strong with the candi sugar and pear core. A rich, creamy cody makes this smooth with a nice cinnamon character throughout. A nice quad.

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