punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 (750 mL bottle) My first ever rating, so I thought it would be appropriate to rate the first Belgian I ever had. Pours a nice deep golden brown, slightly hazy with noticeable sediment. Large frothy head, dissipates slowly. Aroma is light bread, moderately yeasty. Nice perfumey hops with a hint grapefruit. Initial flavor is a sweet banana clove almost like a good Hefe finishes. Mouth feel is smooth, slightly oily, with moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol VERY well. Left a bit of a metallic taste in my mouth after a minute or two. Overall itís pretty much your standard Quad, not necessarily amazing but a good solid beer.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(corked and caged bottle - 750 ml) Dark ruby pour with not much of carbonation and a lot of floating sediment. Aroma is lots of malt with hints of raisins, apple cider and some alcohol. Taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor that goes quickly to a sweet middle with hints of apples, raisins and cherries and a very evident alcohol presence at the end. Loads of sweet malts and dark fruits throughout. Medium bodied with lots of sweetness and alcohol. Not too bad.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive rocky tan head on a deep brown body. Fruit and malt aroma. This clean and malty with raisin and brown sugar notes. Hop bitterness was indeed present but the finish was dominated by alcohol.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. The first pour of this quad poured up an absolutely beautiful crystal clear dark amber into my snifter. The second pour from the bottle had the same color, but was very cloudy as the yeast had mixed in. Both pours had an inch worthís of a creamy white head that lasted a good while and settled into a thin foam for the entire glass. There was a speckled lacing on the glass. It is highly carbonated and feels light on the palate. The aroma is of candied fruits and spice while the 10% ABV makes itself known. I find this very tasty and refreshing. I was expecting a sweet taste that Iíve found in other quads, but it wasnít here. There is in fact a slight sour bite to this guy. I like it and until I find something better this is my Quad of choice. I hope to find it on-tap somewhere.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy brown with nearly no head. Aroma of apples, grapes, brown sugar, and rum. Quite fruity flavor - apple and pear predominately. A bit of tartness with some spiciness which is vaguely like ginger to me. Aside from the slight hint of rum in the nose, i found the alcohol to be quite well masked in this.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 12 oz bottle. Medium light brown head settles into pocked lily pads with splotchy lacing. Fine, active bubbles. Aroma of figs, raisins, whole wheat bread, porcini mushrooms and melon. Tastes of creamy leather, raisins and slivovitz (plum brandy). Medium carb but a tad watery for a quad. Dry finish with moderate alcohol.
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 1-year-old. Pours a beautiful, clear nutty brown. Sweet and sour. Lots of fruit... lots of apple aromas. Smooth CO2 mouthfeel. Also notes of alcohol warming all the way down.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tapwerks in OKC. served ice cold. Poured orange/amber with a medium beige head. Light varnish aroma with some black walnuts poking through. Quite the full flavored beer with a moderate blast of alcohol. Walnuts and a little fruit- peach and apricot- in the taste. Decent.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jimís Foodmart - Houghton, MI Enjoyed warm from a new flask at hockey game. Pours a opalescent brown pearl, with a frothy tan head. Soapy. Aroma of pears, figs and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rich with sherried raisins, port and candy. But then searing alchol that bites pretty heavily. The flavor has some rich bready spice, but it gets washed away quickly by brandy alchol. Shows itís heat just a little too much. Finish is sweet and caramel, with more alcohol. But then, thatís why the beer was put in a flask.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Pours a hazy dark amber with a thin, fully receding light tan head. Aroma of phenolic with notes of apples, apricots, plums, toffee, Taste is sweet and yeasty with notes of plums, cherries, toffee, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is full bodied and sticky with lush carbonation. A bit too alcoholic and medicinal. Too rough around the edges, this might be the worst of the Trappist breweries.