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RATINGS: 1100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsgarris (6) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Dark but not super dark. Tan head with lots of head no matter what angle I pour it at. Aroma of cherry and caramel with hints of wood. Taste full body and heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2772) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Brick red with tan head. Caramel, toffee, dark ripe fruit, faint chocolate, and a noticeable boozy note as it finishes. Medium bodied. Lovely quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theviolet (184) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is wonderful and everything I wanted - lightly roasted malt - deep and nutty. Very light alcohol aroma. Flavor is amazing - medium body with lots of sweet toast. Feels full and pleasant on the palate. Fantastic beer - glad I grabbed 2 bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
safphoto (3) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2016 does not count
This beer reminded me quite a bit of Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel. Not quite as good as my favorite beer, Rochefort 10, but still quite good and will definitely get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
I won’t make to the Sixth Glass...high ABV though not highly detectable. A bit cloudy, copper appearance. A little sweet...no bitter, laces nicely. Bit of a bite at the end...clean though and as I stated not a bit of bitterness. A good quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4260) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Style et résumé: Quadrupel bouchonnée.
Comment: Bouteille de 750ml bouchon de liège.
Description: Une liquide cuivrée avec une mousse beige. Une bouche avec du caramel, toffee et elle est légèrement épicée. Une bouche mince aux saveurs discordantes avec du toffee mélangé avec du bouchon de liège et de saleté.
Note: 6/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (5194) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Une bière brune qui développe un col mousseux plus ou moins épais et plus ou moins tenace. Au nez, l’habituel quad américaine qui exhibe une grosse base maltée avec des nuances de sucre candi/d’orge, un effet d’alcool pour couper la sensation des céréales et une présence liquoreuse fruitée. Au goût, l’alcool est boisé, fruité et doux par les malts roux. En bouche, voilà un corps qui est plutôt mince. La finale se fait sur un alcool amer ainsi que sur une impression que je qualifierais de terreuse (à défaut d’être incapable d’identifier cet arrière-goût particulier). (07-2015) Plus ou moins intéressante. Peut-être a-t-elle mal vieillie?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1476) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle to glass - Pours a tinted bronze, very light beige head, resilient. Aroma is sour apple, apricot, raisin a little it of funky grass. Kind of creamy on the tongue, sweet, perhaps too sweet and boozy. Apples, fresh spice (clove, coriander), some green banana. Not bad, may have overpursued success on this one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter great complex well balanced flavor. Long moderate bitter finish, Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1378) - Beckley, USA - AUG 23, 2016
I really loved this beer - a really great Belgian style ale - fruity, funky, malty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (465) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours dark copper with a creamy off-white head that dissipates to a lacy ring. Aromas of alcohol, clove and dark fruit. Flavors are dark fruit, bready notes, grass, clove, raisin. Bready and sweet. A bit boozy. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, but also peppery and lively. Delicious.

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