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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Apis IV pours dark brown with hues of orange and red, a thick creamy off-white head, and traditional Belgian lacing. The beer has notes of bread, dark plums, figs, molasses, and honey, balanced by light earthy and floral hop aromas. The beer starts out on the pallet with caramel, honey, dark fruits and a rounded floral bitterness, with spice notes from the Belgian yeast strain we use in this beer brewed in the Trappist Belgian Dark Strong Ale tradition. Look for a medium to heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation and slight alcohol warming. This beer is perfect for cellaring and its complex flavors will mellow out and blend overtime.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel. Sweet finish and extremely balanced. awesome brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
750 ml to snifter (thanks Thuggins). Looks good; dark with foamy beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Good on the palate too. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Great American Beer Festival 2012. Dark brown color with some carbonation. Sweet malts and some dried fruit but also alcohol in the flavor and the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013

Bottle.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dried fruit, raisin, plum, prune, wood, sweet something - maybe honey !! light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, dark dried fruit, wood. minerals, fruit - honey, light alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121128]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Pours dark reddish brown with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, oak, honey, alcohol. Flavor of malt, yeast, honey, candy sugar, dark fruits, honey, sweet caramel. Medium body, lively carbonation. 281112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, candy sugar with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, candy sugar, yeast, medium sweet, little vinous, chocolate with notes of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Hazy dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, candy sugar, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 281112

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet fruits, candy sugar, caramel, notes of chocolate and hops. Nice and sweet beer that hides the alcohol well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (604) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Poured from 750ml bottle. Pours cola brown with beige head. Aroma is typical of a Quad. Lots of candied sugar, some dried fruit and a bit of Belgian yeast. Taste follows the nose with slight sweetness. A decent beer, but I have definitely had better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Summer 2012 bottle number 01383. Pours with a hazy deep brown hued body with a retentive tan head and good lace. Aromas are toasty, bready, nutty, munich like, light floral honey nose. Nice malt character, raisins, special b, medium low yeast esters. Alcohol, jammy, cereal, brown sugar and a light citrusy zest to it. Flavors are distinctly malt forward, brown sugar, grainy, light bitterness that balances. More balance provide by the alcohol. Raisiny, lower esters than expected but still plenty of plums and dark fruits. Medium carbonation, not quite full bodied. Warmth decently hidden. Overall better than I was expecting. A well made beer.


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