slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
of the few reviews on those other sites, this has well above average, but not amazing reviews so far. i think it is getting pigeonholed because as soon as you pour it, it’s hard to think of it as a quad. pours a golden ornage color with small tight white head. fragrant and fruity, with lots of yeastapice on the nose. i am used to darker brews for the quad style (usually) with a different fruit profile. despite being 11% and sweet, this is a decent summer beer. other than that, decent goes out the window. the aroma and flavor as as "stiringly deep and contemplative as advertised". i honestly can’t understand a couple of the reviews that think of this as a one trick pony. the belgian yeast seems to be complemented by the rye barreling, and the fruity aspects (and the fruit itself) conplemented by the wine oak. LOTS of little nuances to pick up on here. And at the end of a 22 (solo) i wanted more, which is quite rare for me. started at 45 and got warmer. awesome beer...this is why Deschutes is among my favorites
ICEatALAMO (1099) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
'12 vintage bottle. The pour is a rich colorful orange and reddish. The aroma is a great mix of dark fruits. The taste is a wonderful blend. Not too strong but a perfect mix. Probably the best Quad I have had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
alexsdad06 (6755) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 in 2012 from notes. Pours the slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, very fruity, pears, apples, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, wood, a hint of spice, some alcohol to this.
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 1/3/12 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle. Pours clear, light orange with an average off-white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is sweet golden raisin, vanilla, fruity, and spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is sweet pomegranate golden raisin, vanilla, and spicy Belgian yeast. The body is medium with an oily texture, average carbonation, and a long sweet and spicy finish.
GriffDaddy (89) - - JAN 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
And the gods of beer smiled upon us. This is a bottle from 2010 or so that has been lurking in the back of my cabinet for years. Very cloudy two toned dark/lighter orange pour, light head. Wow what a nose! Mandarin orange, apricot, orange blossoms, fruit cocktail, sweet and thick. Tons of yeast sediment. Palate is apricot, stone fruit, concentrated pineapple/orange/guava (POG!), kind of grapey with some modest Belgian spice. I taste no pomegranate. Very complex, very dynamic, rich, sweet, chewy, with a looooong, satisfying finish. Alcohol is present but nicely balanced. This was a one-off, very likely never to be repeated experience that was simply remarkable. I will think about this beer for a long time.
Scouser (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown amber colour with a little white lacing and no head. Aroma of alcohol, raisins and banana, a nice smelling beer. Kinda tastes like it smells, kinda weak up front but the middle and end aren’t bad. A good beer not a great beer.
dfearnley (1165) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to goblet
Plum, apricot, pomegranate juice, caramel, light sourness. Slightly hazy amber, thin white head. Taste is apricot, straw, orange rind, and yeast.
Wombata (482) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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+
IndianaRed (2768) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
kbudd19 (849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.