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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Aged for several months in used, Templeton rye whiskey barrels, this Belgian style ale combine the best of the brewhouse with the best of the cellar. A relatively simple malt bill utilizes the finest two row pilsner malt, with just a touch of crystal and aromatic malt. A generous amount of house-made dark candi beet sugar is added for both color and flavor.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 [Bottle] Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head which fades fairly rapidly. Definite barrel presence in the aroma with a good deal of whiskey, mild to moderate alcohol, decent fruitiness too, with blackberry and black cherry. Taste definitely improves with warming, with lots of cherry and oak. Some diacetyl shows up, but not enough to ruin the beer, and it is quickly followed by a nice barley backbone. Alcohol is once again fairly restrained at first, although gets significantly stronger as it warms. I got some strawberry jam taste towards the end of my time drinking the beer. Average mouthfeel and finish length. Overall, a nice beer which goes down easily for the abv. My only complaint is the slight diacetyl, but regardless, Brau Brothers are definitely upping their game. Old rating: 8/4/8/3/15 = 3.8

Re-rate: Peach is very dominant in this bottle. Didn’t get any diacetyl this time, and alcohol is quite restrained. Overall, I think I prefer the Rye Wyne, but this is really solid. Bumping a couple of tenths, and further increasing my respect for some of the beers Brau Brothers are turning out these days.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that is sort of sweet with a sour finish and a heavy bourbon trail.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle from trade. Wax was a pain in the ass to open. But color is dark amber. With off white head. Taste is dark fruits, tobacco huge bourbon notes in the aroma and in the taste. On the boozy side

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
750ml WAXED bottle courtsey of randomgarbage. Pours a deep cloudy amber with a 1 finger head. Super strong aromas of booze... Tequila notes, heavy alcohol. Not to worry though, as the taste is not as boozy as the smell. First sip reveals a slight sour twang, evidently from the barrel. The sour touch is very welcome to this typically boring style of beer. Dear god, every sip (and when I say sip I mean 5 swallow chug), gets better and better. Alcohol is nearly completely masked by the sour and tequila notes. Fuck yeah, this is complete awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Crushed with blackIPA playing borderlands 2, paired with honey BBQ fritos. Fuck wax. Seriously. Stop waxing beer. Leave that to the people that want to wax their own beer or do it new glares style. Jerks. Dark ruby pour with a small off white head. Thick boozy aroma full of bourbon, caramel, Toffee. Flavor is very dark fruit forward. Figs, tobacco, grapes, basement. Finishes a bit thin, minimal carbonation. Plenty of booze. Definite sourness going on in this. Just a touch of sourness which actually helps the beer. Warming. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6136) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber. Rich reddish amber pour with a nice initial head that fades. Whiskey, wood, and plum like fruitiness. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1170) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
The Elisha’s old ale drank pretty good. This beer is even better. Very good imitation of a quad. Dark red pour with vanilla, oak, dark fruit, rye. Super complex and a treat to drink. Brau brothers have really stepped up their game recently. As with all belgian quads, for maximum enjoyment I drank this at a warmer temp. This is outstanding!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1526) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pour from an orange wax dipped bottle. Toffee and malt nose, brown and hazy in color and clarity. Light tan head, lots of lacing. Sweet, subtle wood and booze. Light, but lots of flavor working well together without being overly complex. Really nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Slightly oily body. Decent flavor--with obvious aging coming through and a decent touch of sweetness. But the body is the disappointment--oily but also limp, flat, doesn’t do anything in the mouth. Nice presentation and a good effort from Brau Brothers to ramp up their brewing. Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Aroma - lots of whiskey notes, mated with vanilla and clove. When paired with a glass of Templeton I notice many similarities between the two. The beer adds in lots of malty banana notes. Appearance - deep dark brown with wispy off-white head. Taste - the notes the whiskey imparts hits your tongue with tIngle, almost coming into a sour note to start... lots of fruit notes... deep plums and prunes. Palate - full and lively. Overall - not a bad thing at all really like this brew....


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