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A Belgian Quadruple style beer, full bodied and deep colored, with nine different malts, this unfiltered beer gets a boost from a secondary fermentation that leaves a lighter impression on the palate. Subtle clove like spiciness is contributed by the Belgian yeast. A complex, flavorful brew. O.G. - 20.0 P / 1080. Hops 21 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a cloudy golden brown with a small biege head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is dark fruit, tropical fruit, caramel malt, yeast, and alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a hazy brownish amber with a smaller off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, red wine and funky tart cherries. Flavor of dark cherries, tart and a bit sour actually. Some hints of dark fruits and toffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2588) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2012
It poured a brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of some sweet caramels with a banana smell, some earth and nuts. The flavor was malty with some sweet caramels, chocolate covered bananas, bubble gum, cloves, and a hint of roast in the finish. A very good Quadrupel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2624) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On draft at the brewpub. Aroma of strong banana and clovey esters, sweet with tropical fruit, dark dried fruit (date, raisin), brown sugar, and hints of toasted malt. Mostly clear deep, dark amber color, head is fine, creamy and lasting, very nice looking in the glass. Flavor is full of dark sweetness, fruitiness, rich malts and estery yeast throughout, some mild alcoholic heat and peppery bitterness noted at the finish. Lingering clove spice character with very light herbal tinges. Active, warming mouthfeel, light degree of acidity, body seems fairly enormous. Extremely fruity overall, and while fairly refined, not going to pass as Belgian in origin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2012
The aroma has fruit notes throughout. It pours a clear copper with a very thin lacing at the top of the glass. It has the richness of a true quad but is slightly lacking in flavor explosion. The 10% is very well hidden but i think my problem is that I’ve had the st bernardus 12 & hold all quads up to it’s standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Opaque mahogany with almost no head. Raisin cherry and brown sugar aroma and taste with some molasses toffee and candy notes to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draft in Lawrence. Nice clear copper color with a small white ring. Faint sweet aroma but not much else. More candi sugar in the flavor that blocks other tastes. Fine but a little non-standard for a quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, earth, some banana, and grass. Flavor of dates, earth, peat, clove, leather, brown sugar, and raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a hazy deep medium brown color with a tan head. Smelled of clove, dark fruits, and molasses. Medium to full bodied and slightly sweet. Spicy with moderate carbonation and a warming alcohol effect. The flavors were similar to the nose with the addition of woody bark. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Shakers at the brewpub (odd glass choice). Pours a translucent mahogany with a thin beige skin. The nose is quite vinous and a bit boozy with notes of red grapes, dark fruity and lightly roasty malt. Medium-bodied and slick with fine tongue-tickling carbonation at the finish. Sweet and malty with a solid Belgian yeast character that is missing on the nose. Raisin, brown sugar, red grapes, white peppery phenols, and a bit of candy sugar. There’s a lot more going on here than the nose would indicate. This is a nice beer, but it’s not really a top tier quad. Side note: serving this in 14 oz pours is a dangerous prospect.

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