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RATINGS: 1011   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...


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Date is the dominant flavor. Candy fruitiness, like figs, strawberry jam. Chocolate, caramel. Full bodied. Sugary sweet and full-bodied. I would like it more if the mouthfeel was silky and creamy. Alcohol bitterness is there, though hidden behind sugar and fruitiness. My personal preference is for lighter beers, rarely higher than 8%, so my rating low mainly for that reason. For the style, I think it’s well balanced, though perhaps the carbonation can be increased for that smooth silky texture. If you like quads, this would likely be a good choice ... f you’re not a fan, like me, then I doubt this will win you over.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1908) - - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper with a big off white head. Lots of fruit and caramel. Perhaps a little too sweet. Very long finish. Not bad but slightly off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2357) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
Ingredients purified water magnesium sulfate potassium bicarbonate chloride distributed by target Corporation Minneapolis 55403 registered and copyright 2015 target brand...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle best by November 19, 2016.
Glass: Fiddlehead teku.
Appearance: Odd sort of copper color with reddish hues almost coming off pink with floaties in suspension. The head is dense and light tan, has decent retention.
Aroma: Bready malts dominate, slightly smokey, with medicinal cherry phenols with some spicy phenols to match. Aroma is moderate in strength and doesn’t really entice.
Taste: A bit astringent, toasted malts prominent, with medicinal cherry coming through. Not a fan.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Drinks okay, doesn’t excite and doesn’t suit my palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
malvrich (78) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into Blvd’s included tulip glass. A: Very heady with half glass of tan bubbly foam. Tawny orange hazy body with little visible carbonation. Head persistent. Good sheet lacing. S: Wine. Tart raisins and yeast mostly. A touch of dry wood. T: Drier than expected. Very winey sherry-esque flavor. Strong with alcohol. A little yeasty. Warming. M: Heavy but still crisp with a nice delicate carbonation feel. O: Not something I can see myself drinking regularly. I’m admittedly inexperienced with the style but still not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at home not sure where I got this. Prettynlooking beer amber with nice one finger sudsy head and nice lacing. Nose is dark fruits and candied sugar. Tastes of fig, molasses, caramel, slight spicing, some wood, touch of alcohol warming but overall hides abv fine. Nice finish not syrupy or sweet. Lovely beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jabain (7) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
golden, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, hay, nuts, resin, basement aromas, soy sauce, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haavard (15) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: bread, some banana, malt Taste: sweet, yeast, malt, a lottle bit boozy. A good beer but i would think a 0.33 bottle would have been enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hallstein (235) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber. Aromas of yeasty sweet malts. Flavors of nutty, sweet malts, candi syrup, fruity esters with a dry finish. Good quad!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Shared bomber with my brother. Not my favorite quad. A drinkable beer but there was nothing special or overly pleasing that would bring me back.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomerBeerOdysy (64) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
APPEARANCE - 4FH that lasts, lots of lacing, opaque, amber, foamy. AROMA/SCENT - Malts, floral, sweet. TASTE - Malts, yeast, sweet, nutty, coffee, caramel, brown sugar. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Very carbonated, dry. VALUE - $13.99 for a 4-pack. Good deal. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Too boozy, a sipping beer.


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