JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well blow me down, a blonde quad. Honey colored pour, very well carbonated and tons of sticky lacing. Nice nose indeed, with wine barrel and white raisins coming through initially along with sweet toffee. With some age, I’d imagine the mouthfeel could become fairly slick; but in its youth things are fairly frothy, and there’s some spice and heat on the palate too. As the beer warms, the fruit flavors emerge with some more complexity, adding just a hint of tartness that tends to evoke more quad character. Rye spice emerges ever so slightly too. Pretty damn tasty.
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16th December 2011
Hazy amber beer, big pale cream coloured head. Light palate, crispy and fairly dry. Little lactose sweetness quickly stamped on by mild spice. Sweet fruits in the mid and tinned peach and mildly tart orange - but it’s mostly peach. Finishes crisp and dry. Bit dry and peachy!
Reynolds314 (1886) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly light blonde/pink pour with no head. Aroma is fruit and flowers with some spicy ester qualities. Taste is a bit potporri and sweet with a syrupy mouthfeel thats not real pleasant. Kind of a miss but interesting to try.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very red berries and cherries flavors, light and oaky, decent but a little sweet
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich orange color with a slight haze, very little head. Strong, sweet booze aromas along with dried apricots. Lemon and lighter dried fruit flavors. Lingering sweet finish but not cloying. Medium body.
Definitely some unique fruit aromas and flavors, assumingly contributed from the pomegranate.
gregwilsonstl (867) - USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark straw. Some fizzy head. Smells like malt. Banana and pomegranate. Medium body. Long lasting flavor. Pretty dynamic.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4712-20120818] Bottle. Mild melon fruit malt aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick foamy white head. Boozy, fruity malt flavour has a lingering sweet boozy malt aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "It’s enjoyable but it’s not very quady."
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Lighter pour with tons of floaters. Aroma is banana, alcohol, and tons of yeast. Taste is minty, caramel, banana, and pucker.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Noble Hops in Oro Valley, served in a pilsner glass. Pours clear amber with small off white head that fades to thin remnant, small lace. The nose has lots of fruit, pomegranate, and grass, along with grapes, flowers, a hint of citrus and earth. The flavour is moderately sweet, with continuation of the aroma. It is nice and fruity, with pomegranate notes along with grassy hops for balance. The finish is long and fruity with pomegranate. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth syrupy texture and soft carb. Overall, a very nice fruity quad but lighter than is typical. Almost more like a tripel, but very nice overall. 2012-03-17
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer, but not your father’s quad. Rather mid yellow with big lasting head, lace. Sweet, and some tartness from the pomegranate. Complex, sweet dominates but it is not cloying. Smooth mouthfeel and good drinkability. Thanks Presario.