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RATINGS: 1097   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass. Huge light brown frothy head that turns rocky and lasts the entire time with excellent lacing. Beer is a murky deep orange/brown color and bottle conditioned. Very high carbonation when opening. Good balance of malt and hops aroma, with a fruit raisin & fig smell and light yeast. Initial flavor is sweet that quickly turns very bitter as the hops kick in. Body is medium with an oily feel and high carbonation. Leaves a metallic and alcohol taste in the mouth. My first quad and a bit of a shock! Will drink again though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (234) - 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 (4209) - 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 (5084) - 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 (1441) - 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 (13147) - 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 (1351) - 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 (451) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2726) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle. Appearance is light hazy, orange to copper to red. Head is thin and persistent and white. Taste is medium bitter, light to medium sweet. Body is medium. Finish is dry. Aroma is malt, fruit, wood, spices, raisins, smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (945) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a reddish brown from a bottle, cream colored head leaving creamy wall of lacing along the glass. Aroma of raisin and madeira, flavor adds clove and tobacco and some boozy candi sugar. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1320) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 19, 2016
Almost clear dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has brown sugar, molasses and booze soaked dried fruits like raisins and plums. Taste starts sweet with brown sugar flavor, a bit of bitterness too, seems a bit like burnt sugar. There are also dark fruits and yeast notes. Finish is quite bitter and earthy. Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall it’s a well made and complex tasting beer buy I think the flavors don’t combine as well as expected.

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