Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2005
Bottle. Hazy golden color with yeasties in suspension, held aloft by the carbonation present in the beer. Nice long-lived white head. Good lacing. Aroma is a bit citric, yeasty, some sweetness to the nose. Medium bodied. Alcohol is noticeable but not overbearing. Flavors of sugar and fruit. Nice Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2005
Poured a hazy gold color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of orange citrus, green raisins, spicy coriander, apples, and triplish yeast. Strong alcohol presense dominates the flavor, dry, citrus attempts to come through. A lighter colored, though strong tasting abt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
Bottled: Godlen coloured. Unclear. Beige medium sized head. Spice, yeast, malt and light fruit in the aroma. Coriander, yeast and alcohol in the flavour. Dry and fruity end. Alcohol is very present in the beer. Is a bit bland compared to others of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Big nose of Apricots and curdled creme. some vanilla and fruit esters round out a nice warming nose with hints of alcohol. Good mouthfeel some bubblegum and dried fruit on the palate definite Turbinado quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 This is my first tasting of this line of beers. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle the brew pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity and very yeasty. The flavor is sour, fruity and fairly complex with a bit of spice underlying. There is a light hop presence surrounding the overall taste. A decent brew but somehow it the sum is a bit less than it’s parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
Slightly hazy gold with a large lasting white head. Big wheaty vanilla aroma with some spicy notes. Alcohol dominates flavour, with vanilla, grain and spice flavours there too. Medium bodied. Ok but very one dimentional, and alcohol is overpowering regardless of temperature.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Draft: at beer festival, quite nasty in my opinion, off flavors, cloying, sugar sweetness is unpleasant, bad batch perhaps?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
Yes, disappointing. I’m drinking it on tap at a beer festival. Dominated by candy sugar - thin otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Sweet herbal-floral aroma with some candy sugar, honey, Belgian ale esters. Smells more like a tripel than other abts I’ve had. Fruity. Deep golden amber clear with thin creamy off-white lacing head. Medium-thin watery body with medium-high carbonation. Some carbonic burn and alcohol warming. Starts sweet with an alcoholic punch. Malt, candy sugar, fruity esters. Some extra complexity in the flavor like other abts, of which the aroma masked initially. Sweet alcoholic finish, with drying hops adding a bit of bitterness. Slight metallic type notes toward the end. After is mildly chalky, sweet, with esters and yeast hanging around. Buttery. A good beer, but not in the class of Westy 12 or Rochefort 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2005
Dark yellow color, white head. Cloudy appearance. Spicy, fruity and hoppy aroma. Full bodied. Flavor starts with sweet tones and some spices, ends with dry and mildly alcoholic tones. Rich aroma and flavor.

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