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RATINGS: 931   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
The shape of the bottle, the quirky label artwork, and the Boulevard Brewing Co. name engraved on the neck gave off a very European vibe. The body looked a little paler than a typical Quad, with the color of mahogany. The head was fizzy and short lived, settling down to a lacy collar. The smell had fragrances of apricot, hazelnut, and pear. The flavor was delicately sweet and a bit spicy. I could taste raisin, pears, saffron, toffee, and chili pepper. The aftertaste was sweet like hard candy, until abruptly being cut off by yeasty dryness. Quite sticky in the mouth, and not quite as velvety smooth like the true Belgian varieties. The beer would have benefited from some darker malts to further enhance the date and fig flavors mentioned on the label, and add complexity.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (80) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Tall, tan head, dark amber color. Not a strong aroma. Sweet flavor with very little bitterness, medium body. Some banana, especially in the aftertaste. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snegurochka (382) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
750ml bottle kindly shared by Rune&Finn 18.06.14.Dark reddish hazy body. Malt and a sting of orange, some perfume, butterscotch and cherry aroma. Grapefruit, malt, almond and alcohol, with a sweet and rather dry ending.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Modularman (97) - - JUL 3, 2014
Smell of caramel and alcohol, appearance is cloudy brown with khaki head, taste is sweet dark fruit with alcohol burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours ruby red with small head, aroma of dark wood and malts. Lots of earthiness in this one. Alcohol not readily apparent, but does creep up on you. Taste is malt, wood, clove. and some alcohol burn. Short finish. A bit milder than some if its Belgian cousins, but highly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
750ml bottle topped by a cork and a wire cradle. Fair fawn-coloured head. Near-clear amber coloured body. Aroma of herbal and spiced hops. Malt-fruity flavours, almond, raisin, and bitter ripe fruits towards the ending. Noticeable alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Heavy, sweet and dry. Satisfying (shared at a rating session at Finns place, Tromsø 18.06.2014).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2014
375 oz. bottle from a four pack. 12/26/14 stamped on the neck, huge foamer, that was a slow gusher. Bright amber pour with a soapy head that finally died after the gush. Aroma is a sweet bready yeasty note, dark fruit, and light alcohol.

Flavor displays a higher note of alcohol note then it should have after this amount of settling. The flavor has a nice base but the ABV does throw it off. mouthfeel has a strong blast of sugar that lingers. Good but not nearly as good as the other quads sampled this evening.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Flaske 0,75l fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Kjøpt inn sammen med Rune og delt i godt selskap på Nerstranda 18 Jun 14. Mørk amber. Lavt, litt farget skum. God aroma av mørke plommer. Smaken er mandler med en svakt syrlig ettersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (35) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma is strong and sweet. Color is amber and hazy. Not a bad quadrupel. Really filling.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dangermutant (11) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit and alcohol. Appearance is murky copper hue with a very large head poured from bottle. Taste is intense, plum, bitter, alcohol burn. Overall a good beer, definately recommend trying.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (272) - - JUN 8, 2014
Amber, with copper hue, SRM 20, towering orange head, clear, avg lacing. Earthy nose. Full body, intense flavors, bright mouthfeel, much alcohol heat, abundant mousse, balanced, avg length. Tart-sweet-bitter. Honeyed, alcoholic, hoppy, yeasty, Very enjoyable and easy to drink, despite being almost a sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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