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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, itís brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.

Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black
Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea
Body: Medium-Heavy
Aroma: Ripe figs, raisins, plums, black cherries, toffee, chocolate, pipe tobacco, rich Corinthian leather and leather bound books.
Mouthfeel: Starts big and smooth, finishes still smooth yet the cascara tea and higher ABV will bring a nice dry warm end to this epic novel.
Flavor: Sweet and rich, huge complex overall taste.
Visual: Brooding, dark, cloudy berry brown with tan head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Sampled on draft at donít look back. Probably the worst possible pairing with tacos, but whatever. Even on its own, this is a very weird bird. Big and boozy and alcohol burn, but past that is fig and plum and medicinal cherry. Cough syrup finish. Really didnít care for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Poured from the bottle, poured slightly cloudy and red. Aroma is sweet and of alcohol. Flavor also shows the abv. There is some hint of the dates, but itís so sweet! Itís OK, but I donít enjoy these sweet beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I was disappointed with this beer. It was pretty much aroma less. The flavors that were discribed on the bottle were not prevalent at all. I will give new Belgium tons of credit for the lips of faith line but they missed on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (2334) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
March 3, 2013 - bottle from AV3. Copper pour with big time head that lasted and some lacing. Aroma was cherry, banana, dark fruit and some alcohol. Taste starts sweet and artificial fruit, then a blast of alcohol comes with a slight undertone of coffee. Medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a murky red with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, cherry and peppery Belgian yeast. Flavor of tart cherries, dark fruits and some Belgian yeast character. Unfortunately it does taste a bit like cough medicine. It sounded interesting. No coffee present.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alphadelic (2083) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
A little muggy looking, like a home brew. Cough syrup nose with a little stale malt. So strong and harsh with sticky, syrupy sweetness. Some bitterness to it as well. Damn that % is apparent. Iíd say stead clear overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Cascaraquad - nutty, lager, sour notes. Malty sweet with a lager like finish. Mild sour feel to it. Low bitters and no hop feel. Red amber with a sticky head. Sits like rot gut in the belly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Surprised that they bottled this one. Terrible in every sense of the word. Crimson/garnet/ruby-red pour with a moderate eggshell head. Cherry skin, grape juice, caramel, honey-baked bread, and bitter coffee. Does that sound good? It tastes terrible...avoid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013
22 oz bottle - pours cloudy orange-brown-red with bubbly white head, medium volume. Big fragrant nose of plum, dates, vanilla, cherry and malt. Taste is vanilla sweet, dark fruits, grain and cookie notes. Medium body, sticky finish, bit of cocoa at the end. Finishes abrupt on the palate, not as fully integrated as it could be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
[Bottle] Pours deep red with a small, off-white head. Aroma is cheap cherry popsicle and alcohol. Taste is not very pleasant upon first sip, particularly since it strongly reminds me of cough syrup. Hopefully that will change with warming. ... After significant warming, the beer has still not improved at all. There is still that weird artificial cherry cough syrup with the alcohol not well hidden. The only time I donít get cherry cough syrup is in the finish, where there is a strange aspect I canít quite peg. Decent mouthfeel, and finish length is average. Overall, this is pretty dreadful. Not quite a drainpour, but close.

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