Bibendum (117) - - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alla vista si presenta con un colore rosso carico quasi bruno. schiuma persistente color bianco scuro. Gusto forte e abbastanza alcolico. retrogusto amarognolo che permane anche dopo l’ultimo sorso
RickTStiles (705) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours murkey golden-brown with a lasting white head and no lacing. aroma has notes of apple cider, brown sugar, and wheat. crisp mouthfeel and a medium-full body. rich, overripe fruit notes, apricot, honey and lemons. Alcohol burn present in the finish.
Bygers (675) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet, toasty and malty with caramel and alcohol. Flavor is vague fruity-yeasty notes, sweetness, caramel, malts and grains.
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CpyNPrnT (321) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of candy and sweet fruits. Taste is candy, sweet fruits, plums, lots of grapes, moderate alcohol.
Melkart (267) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full body, medium carbonation and pronunciated alcohol. Fruity taste, specially grape at the end.
adster (158) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borostyán színben pompázó ital, melyet egy lehengerlő illatfelhő vesz körül kitöltését követően. Eper, gyümölcslekvár aromái áradnak belőle némi tejszínes, belga élesztős, likőrös köntösben: igazi quadrupeles illatélmény. Ahogyan azt sejteni lehetett, édeskés ízekkel operál, mennyei édesség ízeivel, melyben méz, bogyós gyümölcsök húsa és egy csipet koriander vegyül egy komoly alkoholos test keretében. Ez utóbbit egyébként nyilvánvalóan meghatározó összetevőnek érezzük kóstolása során, akit azonban az alkohol markáns jelenléte zavarba ejt, semmiképpen ne 10,5 százalékos sörökkel kísérletezzen. A Van Steenberge főzde egy újabb remekműve, mely az alap Gulden Draak által nyújtott ízvilágot magukénak tudó sörfogyasztók számára kötelező darab.
fakebeersnob (136) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/gold color with a head that initially is very soapy-like. Not used to a head that reminds me so much of dish-washing soap. It then slowly levels down to more than a lacing, but a thin dense off-white head. Unsure if my nose is just not working today, but am not really picking up anything noticeable on the scent. Carbonation seems to be a bit more than medium. Lively. There is a hint of wine taste...which I see they do use a wine yeast and I think I am definitely pulling that out, along with some darker fruit flavor mixed in with the malt. First sip seemed very alcohol in feeling, taste and warmth, but as it gets to my preferred temperature, I cannot taste it so much (good thing) but can still feel it.
Decent beer. I like my Belgiums, but usually more of the dubbels. Though this ranks as a good beer, I like my Chimay, Westmalle, and Rocheforts a bit better.
rockana (138) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with big white head. Aroma of caramel, plum, dark fruits, sugar. Medium body. Pretty good.
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a rather slow pace. The lacing was there in a nice speckled sort of semi--thick spider web fashion.
The smell had a nice blend of Belgian spices to combine gently with some apples, peaches, plums and raisins. There was even a nice light caramel malt gently coming in.
The taste was mainly an almost perfect blend of sweet fruits to Belgian spices just coating my taste buds very nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy. So, it’s more of a sipper which is good for a quad. The alcohol even seems to be somewhat tame.
Overall, what a great quad more than worthy of having again.
GoufCustom (763) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer International in Tsuen Wan.
Looks: Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; One and half finger head and beautiful crumpety light beige foam which lasted for 3 minutes; Excellent and beautiful sticky lacing with very small and bubbly carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant rich malt, with strong plum, bubblegum, raisins, apricots, peaches, nice sugar syrup, liquor, strong Bel yeast, light lemon and very light grass.
Taste: Strong and nice sweet rich malt, with strong plum, light raisins, light apricots, warm alcohol, strong thick molasses, strong Bel yeast, lime, light bitter hops and very light grass.
Body: Full body. Slick and quite creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Dominated by rich maltyness and dark fruits - plumy and light raisins - plus light dry apricots. Bel yeast is very notable but not as domineering as St. Bernardus Abt 12. Quite simple but very solid and pleasing.
Booze and Sweetness: Neat taste of liquor with hints of brandy. Sweetness is all molasses, no cloying syrups; The 10.5% abv is manifested in warming alcohol - quite potent but comes in small waves, very comfy if you sip carefully. The knock-on is certainly not as hard-hitting as Piraat 10.5%. Very nice!
Hoppiness: Very light grassy nose. Fitting lime and very light grassy taste; Bitterness is moderate to light for an abrupt, low-fi bitter-sweet finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Rich and nice sweet boozy to mouth.
Comments: As a strong Belgian Ale, this one is right up there, but as a Quadrupels? While each of the big three (Westy 12, St. Bernardus 12, and Rochefort 10) has something distinctive to offer, this one seems to play it safe - the neat fruity and light liquor aroma, just-right plum, booze and pleasing sweetness - to give you the impression that this is a ‘go to’ Quads - very nice no doubt - but not able to go beyond as one of the best. Hey, the dust has been settled, so this one is a couple par below the top dogs, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I like this one as a go-to Quads!
Howlader (696) - - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.