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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Beer pours cloudy medium amber color with a monstrous off white head. Aroma is earthy with cherries and bread. Flavor is sweet with a dry finish. Very nice! Thanks, Alan!!!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - AUG 23, 2016
I really loved this beer - a really great Belgian style ale - fruity, funky, malty

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (430) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2674) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (883) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1134) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspencer78 (29) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Darkish amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruit. Taste of the same with a slight warming but otherwise not too much booze. Smooth on the palate. Not up there with the trappist quads but still a good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a chesnut amber colour with a slight off head. nose of caramel malts, plums, candy sugar, yeast, dried sweet fruits. taste follows the nose, quite sweet as expected. light grass hop notice in the back aswell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2086) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2016
Hazy reddish amber colour, huge dense yellow head; aroma of biscuit, floral honey, orange zest and herbal-medicinal notes; taste of roasted sugar, herbal liqueur notes, orange zest oil and some dried fruits; ok beer, but very far from being a perfect quadrupel

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ejh8 (118) - - JUL 2, 2016
Pours copper with a serious head. A little tart but delicious quad ale. High ABV that’s very misleading with its very tasty content. Great beer for the price.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobsmart567 (16) - - JUL 1, 2016
Nice, tasty, a bit boozy. Pretty smooth for high ABV. Nutty, caramel taste. Would try this one again.


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