crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a free snifter with this glass I’ll use it for my review.
I pretty much knew this was going to be a gusher, which seems normal for any lesser-known Belgian beers. It pours into the snifter with a quickly dissipating offwhite head and a dark cider color. There is a massive army of yeast and adjuncts in the bottom, I swirled a bit of the cake into the beer.
THe nose is filled with fruits, pears, green apples, plumbs there is also some caramel and a slight bit of funk.
The mouthfeel is rich and bold. The flavor isn’t as rich and bold but it gets the job done. It goes down incredibly smooth considering the high abv. The fruits are in the taste as they were in the smell, but with lemon added. The apple is furious, tastes a lot like spiced applesauce with some citrus sour squeezed in. The yeast is pretty tangy and delicious. Underneath all this there is some subtle spice maybe white peppercorn. It is pretty sweet and the alcohol gets more prevalent as you go but it never becomes a nuisance.
This is a pretty good beer, big but not too bold, it is a bit fruitier and tangier than most which is nice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-22-2010 02:28:41
DuffMan (5791) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Hazy ligh amber, low white head. Odd profile for a quad, both sweet and tart with a bit of funk. Not aweful, just odd for what it proclaims to be.
Grzesiek79 (2730) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Troche to dziwne piwo bardzo winne i ciut octowe. Quadrupel i to mocny bo az 12% alc.Nawet takie stezenie jest zadkie dla Belgii. Nie mniej brakuje ti piany, piwo zachowuje sie jak wino po nalaniu, kolor ciemnomiodowy niczym porto lub scherry. W smaku jakby ciut z rodzynkowej malagii. Brzydka etykieta.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Brewski’s. Pours dark brow color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel and yeast. Similar flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours no head so there is no lace. Murky brown color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Very light carbonation and medium bodied. Sour fruit nose and flavor is sour fruit, no sweet malt as some raters have mentioned. Not my idea of a BSDA. High ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light red-brown pour with very little head. Vegetable and alcohol aroma. Something’s not right here. Raisins and sour balsamic flavor -- is it supposed taste like this, or is this infected? I’m going to pretend this is an oude bruin and drink it instead of drain pouring but man...
wlajwl (3327) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dry malts, caramel/toffee and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is caramel, fruit, medium sweetness and warming alcohol in the finish.
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle at home (taken from notes). Pours depe brown with a white fluffy head. Deep malty aromas some raisinous notes but lots of candi. Sweet body, slight alcohol. Had better.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby brown poor with a tan head. Aroma is a bit tart and solvent. Infected or weird. Not sure. It’s not unpleasant. Palate is sharp. Slightly acidic. A bit hot. Not a great quad.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones ("Extra"). Pours a cloudy brown color with a thick off-white head. Scent of sour cherries, dark fruit, sugars, caramel, and earth. Taste of caramel, earth, sour cherries, grain, a hint of chocolate, honey, and a bit of cream. Nice complex underlying flavors with a very nice finish.
Medium bodied and very smooth, with moderate carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (9467) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leicht alkoholischer Antrunk, würzig. Vollmundig, dunkel malzig, süßlich, ausgewogen. Angenehme Würzigkeit, erstaunlich weich für 12%. 12/10/9/11/8/10