Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Alken, Belgium


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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
French version brewed by Kronenbourg.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, - NOV 8, 2012
Very dark amber colour with big head. Aroma is sour, some mould mushroom and yeast. The sour part is dominant in the taste, but along comes the fruity sweetness (with forest berries and apple).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 pours almost clear burnt orange with a frothy beige-orange head, reviving and leaving nice lacing. raisiny caramel, very fruity maltiness - berries, buttery strawberries perhaps; tons of treacle with a controlled level of sweetness, spices - aniseed standing out; woody apple brandy liquor, very fruity belgian yeast. bright to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet, warming and bitter herbal-spicy-woodsy finish. pretty solid quad from a rather large-scale brewery. quite enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4019) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Style et résumé: Quadrupel bien faite et agréable.
Comment: Bouteille de 33cl. 13-04-16
Portrait: Une robe de couleur noisette avec une mousse beige. Un nez de noix, de sucre d’orge, cassonade, rhum brun, épices nobles. La bouche surprend par sa rondeur et sa texture fort soyeuse, ensuite les saveurs ne sont pas si vilaines avec des épices et de la cassonade, sucre brun. Une finale sans prétention. Un produit commercial qui en vaut plusieurs de micro-prétentieuses.
Note: 7+/10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 12, 2016
33cl bb04/2017 (BL1). Bref: briefly caramelised supermarket raisins extinguised with jenever drowned in a Cherry Coke. Pours clear and ruby-brown like Cherry Coke, short-lived industrial fizzy cap. This Heineken instant-quad reduces abbey yeast complexity to a host of sugar- and caramel-derived aromas and flavours that feel superficial and unnecessarily boozy, leaving an abv burn in the stomache: rum-soaked raisins with a lonely cherry for appeal; misses a mid part - mainly a sugar-derived body there, seems like there is no natural malt backbone or flavour at all in this quad? A late generic hop extract bitterness with no real particular terroir stamp, an aftertaste of cheap Ruby Port and cherry cola (also in mouthfeel: fizzy sweet soda) with some lingering hop-peppered caramel in the finish. Dryish, mainly soulless oldschool boozer of the type that tends to give me an instant systemic hangover, seemingly still targeted at French/-speaking markets...for how long that sugar taxes are rising? - - Note 30mins later: merges into its own a bit more as it warms to room temp: raisins and cherry cola (sweet & Haribo sour) meet raisin burn bitterness and peppery, near-clovelike hops with a protracted bitter bite. Still quite artificial and fumey and the biographical fact remains: i have no need for unsubtle heavy hitters like these in my exiled life...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Pours a surprisingly clear dark copper/red with a small offwhite head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of figs and other dark fruits and candi sugar. Almost caricatural. Taste is not too sweet and offers dark fruits again with some alcohol. Lots of drying alcohol yet it doesn’t feel hot. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. A bit too light overall I think. A pretty good quadrupel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Bière acajou, limpide et peu mousseuse. Le nez offre un peu de caramel et de prunes fraîches. En bouche, des impressions de mélasse et de jus de pruneau se mêlent à l’alcool qui, ici, passe presque inaperçu. La bière est corpulente et sucrée, mais le style nous y préparait. Néanmoins, l’équilibre ne semble pas avoir été atteint. On est rapidement saturé. Agréable pour la découverte... mais pour la postérité, j’ai des préférences à prioriser...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
Mooie kleur maar helaas geen schuimkraag erop. Smaak is best ok maar ik heb wel betere op. Bier zat op fust en kwam uit 2000 dus tijdens het drinken alweer 16 jaar oud.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - FEB 29, 2016
En øl med masser af power i. Den har mørke malte og karamel, ud over en helt delt sødme og alkohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (820) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
Bruinrode kleur. Geur van caramel, vaag morenenkersen, zoetig. Smaak is ook caramel, morenenkersen,zoetig maar ook wat zuurs. Niet zo mijn smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
Flaska från beernavigator. Mahognybrun, klar, lågt krämigt skum. Doft av sött rött vin typ port, torkad frukt. Söt, stor kropp, sirap, mycket torkad frukt, dessertvin lätt vinös syra. fin men i eftersmaken klingar en metallton med en dammig touch som sänker helhetsintrycket. Men annars gott.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulvanpelt (485) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
Kastanjebruin met beige kraag. Aroma: kersen, alcohol, karamel. Zoet, licht zuur. Volle body, beetje melig. Mwah.

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