freekyp (1497) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours crystal clear amber and light tight carbonation and sticky thick lacing. Complex aroma melds honey, caramel, cotton candy, and apples. Flavor is caramel apple, and while sweet, it does not reach cloying. Amazing.
punkska101 (919) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from private import thx Alex A: light caramel, light grape app : hazy copper white head t/p: full body with sweet and short finish o: good. I’m a bit surprise to see how smooth it is.
rdb84 (114) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark orange with lasting foam head. Strong yeast aroma, soft French cheeses, canned peas, boozy hint. Interesting taste: not as sour as it first appears, mellow, yeasty, creamy development. Belgian (sour) mayonnaise, cabbage, hint of cheese (belegen Gouda) in aftertaste.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.
A: Pours a deep orange golden to amber clear color. A huge yellow head is formed. Medium retention and few lacings left. Too clear to a quad
S: Very sweet in the nose. Caramel, caramel malts, yeasts, dark fruits. The mix of all gives a strong bubblegum smell
T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel malts. Brown sugar. Belgian yeasts, dark dry fruits. Again, bubbledgum. Mild hops in the end
M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet upfront, mild bitter aftertaste
O: Good beer. I’m not very impressed. I’ll try it again in the future
[ BA Review @ 4/5/2012 ]
VonPapen (1) - MEXICO - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing dark colour, with stints of caramel, coffee, chocolate, herbs, floral, leather, earthy, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla, woody,
ZodiacM (85) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oranjegeel bier met mooie schuimkraag. Fruitig, kruidig, zowel in geur als smaak, met een zoetbittere en kruidige afdronk. Lekkere quadrupel.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vinous smell of tripels, looks like a darker tripel as it is clear red brown. Smells of white wine, prunes and some petrol; all from the yeast (I think). A lot of taste which hits hard, from quadruplistan with oomph. The taste contains prunes, soy, petrol and blackcurrant juice, in addition to rock candy-like sweet notes. The aftertaste is rich and alcohol-intensive, with a lot of plum. Gulden Draak skriv med krigstypar på stortromma, og det er vel verdt å lesa.
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - OCT 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-6-14-
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-amber color with a huge thick head of a slightly orange tinted color. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a yeasty and bready smells with the yeast bringing along aromas of spice of coriander and clove. Some fruit aromas of orange, raisin, plum, and pear are there as well producing a somewhat triple/quad like aroma. A grassy smell and a bit of alcohol booze are in the aroma as well mixing with a slight grainy smell to round out the aroma profile.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet bready taste made of some honey and caramel flavors mixed with a rather big bready taste. Other sweet flavors of a fruit nature are present right from the start with flavors of peach, apricot, raisin, and plum all there. While the caramel flavors fade as the taste advances, the flavor actually grows sweeter in nature as more fruit flavors and honey come to the tongue. While the sweetness increases, some yeasty flavors come to the tongue, bringing with them some banana and spice of coriander and a hint of clove. A light amount of a grassy flavor as well as a moderately boozy taste come to the tongue at the end of the taste, leaving a nice warming, sweet, but quite enjoyable flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker body is great for the malty backbone of the beer as well as for accentuating the boozy and grassy flavors, all while the moderate carbonation is good for the sweet fruit tastes as well as for making the beer quite a bit more easy drinking. Overall the feel is rather nice.
Overall – A rather tasty Belgian Quad/ Strong ale. Big sweet flavors with a decent booze and still quite drinkable and very enjoyable. Very nice.
Lele (128) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buona, ma non eccezionale Quadrupel. Il colore è ambrato scuro, limpido, dalla schiuma leggermente giallognola, fitta e persistente. L’aroma è il suo punto debole. E’ abbastanza fresco, un po’ floreale, ma niente di più: niente che si faccia ricordare (a mala pena notare). In bocca si alza decisamente di livello, senza però mai esplodere. Dal sapore dolce, si avverte chiaramente il caramello, ma anche del mieloso, della frutta gialla (pesche) e un tocco di prugna secca. L’alcool è molto presente, forse anche troppo, tanto che sembra leggermente stonare col resto.
Wixie (37) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red, large head. Light aroma, with hints of fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and a bit sour. Refreshing.
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle. Deep Amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of raisin, candy sugar, brown sugar, honey, malt, and pastry bread. Taste is of candy sugar, cooked pineapple, sweet bread dough, booze, toast, raisin and brown sugar.