arkurzynski (1502) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky red-brown with off-white thin head. Aroma is mild cherries and other light fruit mixed with toasted malt, spice, mild hopping, and some water. Light spritzy carbonation, baked bread, mild fruit and spice. Dry with light alcohol finish. Smooth, with medium body. Not particularly my style of brew. Seems a little thin and doesnít have a whole lot of impact. Addendum: the more you sip away at this one and let warm up, the better it tastes. +1
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, pecan shell colored pour with a nice tan foam, malty caramel and nuts aroma, flavor is nutty, toffee, sweet belgian sugar, smoke, nice finish
HonkeyBra (3338) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown pour wit thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, belgian yeast. I get a lot of raisins, figs, and prunes, actually. Aroma is complex, with vinous notes, itís almost intoxicating. Flavor plunges into deep, complex dark fruits. Some belgian sugar sweetness. Full mouthfeel, Nice carbonation. This is really good.
cbfobes (2288) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, aroma of sweet fruit, has nice notes of the raisin and sugar with with a touch of chocolate, nearly has the mouthfeel of a soda due to the carbonation in it, another nice selection from New Glarus.
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at new glarus... Pours a semi-trasparent maroon crimson red with a thin soapy very light beige head... Aroma of a touch of grass/earth and dark fruit and warmer malts as the beer warms up... Flavors are malty sweet with dark fruits and grapes as emphasis. A fair bit of an earthy dry bitterness on the backend. Medium carbonation, somewhat lively. That somewhat bitter/pithy finish lingers for a bit long...
CheersMate (1309) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím surprised this only has two ratings, well, three now. Anyways, 12 oz. bottle from Discount Liquor. This stuff is everywhere in Milwaukee. Pours a DARK cola brown with a wispy head. It looks darker than most quads, but the head is slightly lacking. Not overly pungent, but when Iím able to smell this I get raisins, sugar, and hints of chocolate. Also, Iím picking up on hints of yeast. Not extremely pungent, but itís pleasant. More yeast and sugar in the flavor (taste) than in the aroma. Iím starting to pick up on the raisin quite a bit. The chocolate is barely there, but it still adds a decent touch. The texture is decent for a quad, but Iíve had better, albeit, this quad isnít overly carbonated, so Iím going to bump it up a notch for that. The beer isnít boozy. Overall, itís pretty good, but the flavor and aroma could be a bit more robust.
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep brown-black, with a thin, fading beige head. Deep sugary dark fruit aroma. It lacks some of the effervescence and mouthfeel of a true Belgian example, but the malt and yeast tones are awesome. Deep raisin, plum, maybe some prune. There is some balancing dryness in the finish as well. Well executed, as youíd expect from New Glarus.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Canít believe Iím the first rate. Pours a darker rootbeer color with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma is big fruity nutty Trappist yeast, some bright fig, rootbeer sweetness, grassy funky noble hops, some plum which I love, strawberries. Medium sweetness, nutty, just the right amount of fruity esters, bit boozy towards the finish, light but rich sweet nuttiness, some bitterness towards the finish, white wine, noble hops, bit green, definitely young all the way around, soda-poppy, light yeast doughy plum aftertaste. Medium/full bodied, fizzy soda pop carb, easy drinking. Wow, probably the best American attempt ive tried (that I can think of). Going to buy some more for aging.