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From the brewer: The Beer is brewed at " de Proefbrouwerij" Lochristi with an original receipt of De Vliegende Paard Brouwers, Oedelem.(Beer was the best craft beer Belgium 2011 a competition organised by ’Brouwland’).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (607) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 10,0 % ABV, gave fra C. Handschuh fra tur i Belgien - tak! 9. oktober 2014. Mahognifarvet og ufiltreret Quadrupel med grim moccafarvet skumkrone. Hvorfor nu det? Store bobler blandt de små og meget uens skumtop, der også lydmæssigt bruser som en sodavand...ikke nogen lovende start. Resultatet er masser af gardiner i glasset. Skumtoppen svinder til knap 1 cm efter en halv snes minutter. Umiddelbart en lidt metallisk aroma med noter af plumcake og tørret frugt (Senere en dyb alkohol). Til gengæld er der en god solid og lidt mere humlet smag end sædvanlig Quadrupel. Henad noget skotsk Ale, der møder en stærk sødlig belgier. Nu fremkommer der chokolade i næsen, og endnu mere mørk bitterhed i smagen. Solid og fyldig krop med en fin lille surhed i starten af smagen, dernæst et sødme-overtag, dog i samspil med en malt- og humlebitterhed, hvorefter der afsluttes kraftigt bittert med en svag underliggende sødme. Konsistensen er sticky/fedtet og ganske cremet, mens mundfølelsen er medium blød. Karboneringen er lidt under medium og passer fint til det bitre "efterspil". Ikke en køn øl, men man skal ikke dømme alt på udseendet. En Quadrupel, når man ikke ønsker det for sødt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
A decent quad, not the most interesting however. Pours a bright ruby red with a thick white head, looks more like a fruit beer. Smells of molasses and a bit of booziness. Taste is strangely smooth and basic. Lots of caramel and molasses, with a bit of booziness int he finish. Had on tap at the Trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Light brown and slightly murky with a thin tan head. Dark fruit, plums, raisins, & figs on the nose. Tastes of fruitcake and caramel. Slick mouth feel. A nice quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4667) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
330ml bottle. Murky, dark brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Vinous, fruity aroma, notes of dark fruit, raisin, black cherries, blue grapes, a touch of chocolate and pumpernickel, hints of fruit parings. Taste is moderately sweet malty, bready, dark flan case, a touch of chocolate and pumpernickel, notes of dark fruit, dark berries, raisin; lasting dry finish with hints of fruit parings, aditionally some warming alcohol. Rich and complex, still very (dangerously) drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1253) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Plum-chocolate brown, hazy with a thin but respectable khaki head. Plums, raisins, currants & figs in the aroma. Milk chocolate. Freshly rolled cigars. A bit of pure alcohol astringency. Lovely but doesn’t quite hang together. Sweet fruitcake and caramel is quickly interrupted by a shocking bitterness. At first it jars but I grow to appreciate the balance over the course of the bottle. Notes of treacle tart and hazelnut abound. Full and luscious body, with exhilarating carbonation. Finish and aftertaste are a bit too bitter compared to what has come before. Very good, but would struggle to compete with the best quads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1368) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours brown with light tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malt, dark fruits, plums, caramel. Finish is long hoppy bitter. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
Vliegende Paard’s first creation, made at the ’Proef’brouwerij. Light beige, moussy, quickly dissipating head, colour a dark burgundy, misty; aroma of fondant chocolate, dates, bayleaf, caramelized chicory, coffee powder, whisky, liquorice, sherry. Deep candied fruity and malty taste, full, rich and smooth, bit resinous palate, bitterish finish with aromatic hops, roasted malts and warming alcohol which was just a little bit too strong for me. I’d call this an abt rather than a quadrupel too. Still, great beer, especially for a first one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2014
750mL bottle. Poured rich, reddish-brown with a very tall, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up airy detergent, white pepper, cloves, and grape zest over fruity and biscuity malts.. the detergent was weird and kind of got in the way. The flavor found molasses and darker fruity notes at the core with cloves, peppery notes, and a bit of detergent around (and throughout).. tacky and spicy on the warm finish. Heavier-bodied with lots of carbonation.. sharp at times and a bit messy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (220) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2014
Brown color, minimal tan head. Aroma of caramel, fig, wood. Taste is a bit sweet but far less than expected, mostly bitter, with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee. Smoky and earthy finish with lasting dryness and bitterness (a bit too much). Overall a good quad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Dark, black actually w/ light brown lacing, lasting foam head. Strong caramel, toffee aroma. Taste little coffee, caramel. some candy. Alcohol warm. (Antwerpen 201409)

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