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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
This was my first Quadrupel. I liked it and it actually got better as it warmed a bit. Aroma of dried fruit and fruit bread. Some banana bread and toast. Sweet. No hops. Pours a very nice deep amber color that’s slightly cloudy and starts with a big fluffy white head that dissipates leaving little lacing. Taste is sweet with some alcohol up front that starts to give as it warms in the glass. Plum, fig, date and fruit and banana bread. Really gets good with each sip. It seriously gets more flavorful and less harsh as it settles and warms leaving a very nice internal warmth and flavor profile.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekada (143) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. The smell is very sweet, tones of grapes, caramel, some yeast and grape fruit. Pours darker orange with a rich white head which dissolves quickly. Taste is full and complex. Very fresh for a quadrupel, sweet taste with some fruits and a little malts. Palate has a full body and is very tasteful. Overall a very good beer. A nice substitute for the infamous Westvleteren XII

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, honey, chestnuts, brown sugar and spices. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, hints of crisp-bread and a balanced spicy bitterness in a finish with some sweetness and a gentle alcohol glow. Full body, with soft and well balanced mouthfeel for its strength. Fairly sweet. Quite well balanced and tasty for its alcohol level. very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Cloudy amber pour. big head. Fruity and yeasty. Aroma of bread, fruit, spice and alcohol. Flavor similar with some toffee and duustiness in there as well. Sharp feel, perhaps a bit too alcoholic, but still a nice brew (though not a standout in style)."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (140) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle (12oz $3.25): cloudy medium brown. Nice big head. Good lacing.. smells sweet, Carmel. Some alcohol warming. Kind of funky and quite a bit of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (213) - - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber with a huge creamy mostly lasting brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast, caramel, ripe dark fruit and alcohol. Lightly bitter and medium sweet taste, medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation and a brief lightly bitter somewhat sweet finish. Does not hide the alcohol well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eckan (2) - Høvik, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Dark amber color, nice lasting head. Almost a "winey" taste. Quite sweet, would work well as a dessert all on its own.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Dark sweet fruit, plums, yeast and other malt aromas. Spice, fruit, yeast and sweet flavors. Better flavors as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a tan head. Taste dark fruit, sweet, Carmel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a amber color with a tan head and major lace. Dark fruit, malt, caramel, molasses, and spice aroma. Fruit flavors but not overwhelming. Full body and tons of carbonation. Slightly sweet with a biscuit, dark fruit, malt and warming alcohol finish. Very good beer, it's worth it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
got this in a bottle from the brewery, drank at home in a snifter glass. tasty, easy to drink. not too boozy


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