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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
One2remeber (137) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. BB 08/2014. Lively light beige head, large bubbles, frothy, adequate retention. Deep, dark mahogany body, amber hue. Belgian candy sugar, chewy figs, sherry tartness, brown sugar. Big banana yeast flavors, mellow, chewy, warming, sweet fresh cherries on the backend and linger. Mild alcohol burn on back but tied in with cherry flavor it is reminiscent of cough drops. Base of a beer is a great interpretation of an American-style Quad. The adjuncts are not unpleasant, but do not compliment the malt bill. Yeast flavors are my favorite characteristic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1465) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2013
Pours hazy deep amber with low off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, dates, yeast, light cherry and light wood. Taste is light cherry sour initially before a heavy sugary alcohol sweetness. Finish is somewhat alcohol warming but a bit abrupt. Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Deep brown pour. Big off-white head. Tons of lacing paints the glass. Big notes of caramel and dark fruit. A bit of booze in the nose. Mostly raisins in the nose. Taste is hot, followed by a sweet, slick raisin note. Malty. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Dark brown beer that smells rich, sweet, malty and nutty. The taste comes on rich and nutty with a slight rich fig fruitiness, After taste of cherries. good and strong.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle poured into glass. I generally like most of the Lips of Faith beers but this one didn’t wow me. Just sort of mellow and meh. Oh well, not every single one can be a winner.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy red-copper color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, toast, candied cherries, mild citrus and earth. The taste is tart fruits, stone fruits, earth, toffee, banana. Medium bodied, lingering tartness. Odd, but decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Super sweet beer on tap at daily pint, big white head, frothy, overall a decent ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1309) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 24, 2013
This is a very big, very sweet beer. Almost cloyingly. Pours a clean amber with one finger of white head. Did I mention it is sweet? Plums on the nose. Some alcohol evident.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3395) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, dark fruits and light chocolate notes, a nice toffee and caramel maltiness, some light alcohol, and floral hops. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything. Average texture. Not a bad beer but not the best of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled in 2/2013. Pours hazy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, banana, toast, chocolate, dark candi sugar, brown bread, clove, herbal, leather, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity esters with dark malt notes; and good strength. Taste of raisin, prune, pear, apple, fig, toast, chocolate, brown bread, leather, banana, dark candi sugar, herbal, clove, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark and light fruits, toast, chocolate, banana, brown bread, leather, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity ester and dark bready malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Quadrupel style. Nice balance and complexity of fruity esters with dark bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. This improved a lot as it reached room temperature. A very enjoyable offering.


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