Darkmagus82 (1742) - - 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 (131) - 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 (46) - 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 (3827) - 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.
travita (4052) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is cloudy, beige colored head, brick orange colored. The smell is fruity, yeast, sweet, extract, rich, and complex. The taste is sugary, molasses, fruit, yeast, and good.
camoes (152) - PORTUGAL - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (syle 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: moderate low malt background with some peppery and caramel notes. no hop aromas. alcohol presence. APPEARANCE: deep amber or coppery color and a bit hazy. average ivory head with good retention. TASTE: very sweet malty flavours with some caramel notes. alcohols on the spicy side. low bitterness rendering the beer unbalanced. finishes sweet. PALATE: medium body with average carbonation. OVERALL: unbalanced and lacking aromas and flavours. could be better.
Jultsu (187) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Isohko hutera vaahko joka säilyy ikuisuuden, raikkaahko hedelmäisen alkoholisen huumaava tuoksu. Maku banaania, rapeahkon kirpeän alkoholinen, kirpeähkön makean kuivahko jälkimaku. Kuohuva hiilihapokas suutuntuma. Lievä alkoholin polte kurkussa. Hyvää, mutta. Tai no, ei muttia. Hyvää, ellei jopa erinomaista.
rotaman14 (122) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kupferfarben, weiße Schaumkrone. Aroma besteht aus Brot, süßen Früchten. Im Geschmack Rosinen, Zitrus, Alkohol. Auf jeden Fall besser als das Original.
Franksv6 (221) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cupper color white a white head, medium carbonation.Taste is caramel, sweet fruit and some nice strong alcohol.
HomerBeerOdysy (22) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE - Mostly opaque orange amber with a 4-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing.
AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, herbaceous.
TASTE - Sweet, herbaceous, ABV not that well-hidden.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Beer is light, well-carbonated, with a pleasantly creamy head.
VALUE - A bit pricey
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A sipping beer. Very Belgian taste.