Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with some visible sediment, and a light tan head. Candied fruits, bread crust, alcohol and fig on the nose. Taste wise, concorde grape, medium metallic notes, more candied fruit, alcohol, light treacle, and butter tart filling like notes up front that lead into sweet raisiny notes and light bitterness in a sweet fruitcake finish. I enjoy it, but I also wonder, has anyone made a "Pecan Pie" or "Butter Tart" beer?
a_sully (144) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange red and clear with a light white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of candies sugar. Taste is effervescent with rum, sugar and caramel notes.
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fishonmyplane (440) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decadent beer wih malt for days, plus a hint of hops for balance. Loads of burnt sugar, candi sugar, toffee, creme brulee, aged rum. I don’t get much dark fruit flavors that I expect in most quads. I do get some wine character - white wine, I think, which lightens the palate a bit. Very smooth for the ABV. Could use a little more carbonation. Overall an outstanding beer.
leghorn99 (12) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Osservazioni: Di un giallo ambrato color miele, limpida; bella schiuma, abbondante, compatta e cremosa, con una buona aderenza e di color beige, buona anche la persistenza con un cappello di spessore. Aromi di pera, mela, prugna, uva passa, albicocca, uva bianca, banana, chiodi di garofano, pepe, zucchero candito, pane, erbe, e lievito. Aromi dannatamente belli, con grande equilibrio e la complessità di fruttato / lievito piccante, malto, luppolo e note terrose. Gusto forte e bello, dolce e ricco di malto, con una forte presenza di prugna, uva passa, albicocche, alcool, forti note di melassa, lievito, presenza leggera di amarezza da luppolo e di erbe. Corpo pieno, buona carbonazione. Sapore dominato dal malto e da frutti scuri (prugna e uvetta su tutti), oltre che di albicocche; bella e piacevole la presenza di lievito. Un’ottima quadrupel che viaggia sul sicuro dei sapori fruttati, con la forte evidenza di prugna; piacevole la dolcezza, e non invadente la presenza di alcool (10,5%).
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml. Beautiful hazy golden body with an average, lasting, off-white foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with honeyish, orange, and herbal hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries fruity, candy sugar, and citrusy notes. Ends with a long, warming, robust bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Luxurious take on the old Gulden Draak since 2011, with the ’9000’ as a reference to Ghent, which has this number as its postal code. Thick yellowish beige, creamy head, misty copper robe. Strong aroma of walnuts, caramel, cognac, vanilla, almond, honey, black pepper, whisky; sweet taste, candi syrup and candied fruits, liqueurish, honeyish malts, caramelly, quite complex finish with brandy-like, warming alcohol and pleasant herbal hops. Before Van Steenberge started making this kind of luxury beers (relatively recently) I found the regular Gulden Draak their best brew, but it is clearly surpassed by its own offspring now. Delightful, if this is the path this brewery intends to follow, I am curious for what the future will bring. Certainly a beer with a high ageing potential too.
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost clear/slightly cloudy amber/brownish colour with good head and little carbonation.
Strong roasted and fruity aroma, nice balance of sweet and bitter notes.
Taste is a strong roasted and dry nutty flavour, some sweet notes of fruit there, also hints of coffee and liquorish.
Medium bodied, goes down smooth with some nice warmth.
Lagerboy (1233) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Unclear medium orange copper, lasting fine firm off-white foam. Aroma is deep, sweet c-malt, riper fruits, some yeast. Taste is richer toasted c-malts, quite fruity, some yeast and mild spice. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. ABV mostly unnoticeable, warm in the finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
markschiedon (207) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
A sweet, fruity aroma.
The clear orange beer has a medium white head.
A sweet, alcohol taste. Nice but not special.
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/14/14 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Woodland Wine Merchant. Pours hazy burnt auburn with a very thick beige head that slowly recedes to very thick lace that sticks to the inside of the glass. The nose is full of sweet caramel and toffee with an almost vinous fruity note, reminiscent of all great quads, and a very nice doughy bread aroma, and plenty of alcoholic burn. The flavor is the same with the sweet caramel, toffee, and bread up front, moving to just a bit of caramelized bitterness and the same alcoholic vinous note from the nose. The body is very full with lively, filling, but still fairly smooth carbonation, and a long caramel and toffee finish.