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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, our heavyweight Quadruple tips the O.G. scales at 25 degrees P. Master Brewer, Daniel Carey, sourced the Brett yeast that boldly frames this refined and complex strong ale. First coddled in our Oak lager tanks and then slowly matured in bourbon barrels. This is a bold beer that sips like a refined cordial of nutmeg, dried cherries and vanilla. Perfect for lying down or sipping by the fire tonight. http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/unplugged belgian quad.html


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2010
12oz bottle pours a clear, apple juice colored amber with a frothy off white head. Nose is apple juice, brett, flower pollen, cherry life savers. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, medicinal, rose petals, light cherry life saver. Finish is medium bodied and sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2010
I think this was a 2006 bottle from buckybeer, thanks!!! - Pours a clear lt ruddy amber with a medium off white head...aroma is very rich, plum and vanilla, dough, caramel and light sherry, treacle and plenty of wood...flavour is a terrifically balanced blend of flavours, smooth vanilla and oak, cherry, plum, bourbon...plenty of alcohol bite, but it cuts right thru the gravity of the brew, still had prickly carbonation, and the finish is dry but without the typical bretty dustiness...easily one of the finest unplugged bottles I’ve had the pleasure to try...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle from a trade with MIBRomeo. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aromas of brett, dark fruits and dough. Sweet fruity flavor with some bourbon, bread dough, wood and ever so slight sourness from the brett. Medium body with soft carbonation. I would have liked the brett to be a little more prominent. Thanks Chuck.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Cloudy amber body w/ a thin tan head that laces well. Aroma is lightly bret, hints of cherry and bread. Hints of funk come through in the flavor along w/ lots of sweet syrups and vanillas and a touch of bourbon. Pretty good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle; thanks to after4ever for sharing; this one had been on my wants for a long time, so nice to get the chance to try; muddy orange with thin white head, but mostly flat; aromas of brown sugar, light dates and a zingy sour twang; sticky, thin mouthfeel with an almost light fruit syrup quality; lemons, sugar, stale fruits; texture is quite thin; got to think this is well past its prime

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12oz bottle from after4ever. Wheat hazed caramel golden with tight beige head. Sweet wheat, candi sugar, candied fruit, bready, and slight cheesiness. Caramelized sugar, candied apple, bready yeast, but also has a wheatiness to it. Light for a quad but well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Thanks after4ever. Golden raisin aroma, polished bronze in the glass. sweet milky caramel, smooth saturated oak. soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Poured a caramel brown. Aroma was of banana, cherry, bourbon, and grass. Flavor was very sweet with spice and cherry. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
bottle thanks to cletus. poured a goldish copper with a fading white head. aroma was very pleasant with cherry, vanilla, orange, bourbon, brett??, flavor was cherry, bourbon, and a little tart on the finish. body was medium with medium carbonation. pretty good drinking material.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle from JCB. Hell yeah man! Incredible nose on this one. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, darker fruits, raisins, brown sugar, caramel. A hint of barrely tart too - green apple. Really fantastic aroma. Pours amber with some golden orange hues and some browns as well. Flavors of oak barrel up front followed by green apple, sweet bourbon, raisin, brown sugar, vanilla, spiced apples. Quad flavors come through in the end - light dusty/musty yeast. A hint of barrel tartness and a little alcohol. Wow. Lively carbonation. Some alcohol, but not what you’d expect from 11%. This is incredible stuff. Like an amazing liquid desert with alcohol!


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