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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The stoic malt beverage brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
Aroma: Not strongly aromatic, sour pear, coffee, dark chocolate. Palate: Light-medium body Flavor: Sour, pear, dark chocolate, coffee, graham cracker. Lightly sour pear with hint of cherry. Comment: Strong yet light on it’s feet and no burn. 3.9+

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2491) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On Tap at Bitter Creek Ale House, Boise Deschutes Tap "not" TakeOver Hazy deep orange, with a thin white ring. Rich malty fruit aroma, Sweet and spicy with a lot of that Belgian maltiness. Some ABV burn and a slight carbonation sizzle. Delicious

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (606) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle share at RBAG. Golden yeasty pour with light white head. Aroma is malty, spices, rasins. Taste is light malty sweetness, spices, mild finish, with very little hint from th booze. Solid but reminds me more of a Belgian ale than a quad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Had a few years back when it came out, once in bottle, once on tap. Was pretty good, don’t really remember being too WOW’d or anything though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
750. Interesting brew form these guys that I still haven’t tried. Dark and fruity, some spice, lighter on the oakiness nad rye whiskey.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElementalAles (6) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Aroma gives hints of dark fruit, spice and some spirits/ alcohol. Appearance is much lighter than I expected from a "quad." Beautiful, crystal clear, ruby-gold. Flavor is rich. Dark fruit, cherries, subtly women in with flavors reminiscent of wine & spirits. Body is medium, and fairly crisp, but the finish hangs on the tongue more and the 11% alcohol can be felt as nice warmth in the throat, though the beer is definitely very drinkable for 11%. A very complex, unique and enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. Hazy copper/orange pour with a slight ring of white foam. Smells like a wine/whiskey melange with some darker fruit malts lurking in the background. Taste is fruity grape with sharper whiskey notes and heavier malt followed by dry, alcohol vapors. Relatively clean mouthfeel. Unique and odd.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1239) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Very nice. A lighter quad. Quite smooth. There's an overriding sweetness that is a bit unusual, but quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Alright, here it goes. A: pours a copper ale with a single finger of white foam. These suds fall quickly to a thin and broken sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Excellent clarity. S: Belgian yeast, candy sugar, lead, maybe a raspberry tone. Definitely can smell the rye whiskey. Not getting the pomegranate. T: Again, yeast, then some tartness and spiciness (rye like). Having a hard time placing a finger on the other fine flavors, but none is particularly dominant or appealing. M: Medium on thin body with waaayyy too much carb. Not smooth, doesn’t allow me to really enjoy the flavors, keeps my tongue busy. O: I’m very disappointed with the beer as a whole. The yeast is too dominant to allow for the other flavors to shine appropriately. It, as is well known, does not flow with the typical Quad format, and is more like a tripel for me honestly. The yeast gives that chemical, clove on coriander tone. I will not be purchasing another bottle of this unless a trader of mine wants some. Serving type: bottle 09-16-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2122) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The beer pours decent with a solid golden straw/orange with a mild white ring of head, and no lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a prominent fruity nose and a yeasty finish. The taste is decent with a sweet fruity taste and a yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is average as the beer was okay carbonated and the taste fruity and better. Overall, an above average quad...nothing better than I can get from Ommmegang.


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