Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from brou lane. Maroon pour. White head. Dark fruit pllums raspberry dry finish
BrewBoxer (1544) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft . Deep brown. No head. Thick body with heaviness. Pretty sweet with hints of booze. Pretty potent and flavorful. Not bad
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Niko100 (1672) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, some yeast, caramel/syrup, dark fruit (notably plums), and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty tasty.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body with floaties. Fruity
spicy bubblegum aroma with oily soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet spicy
fruity bubblegum taste. Full-bodied. Mild, with some heat.
Dryish spicy dried fruit and earth aftertaste with roasty soy
sauce notes. Nice, but a bit closed and heavy, and flavours
donít harmonize completely. (0.65l bottle, from Kihoskh,
Copenhagen. Batch 22, from summer of 2011, which might explain
some of the deviation from perfection.)
ineedbeer (422) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is full of fruit. Lots of raisins, plums and figs. There is also a Belgian candi sugar essence to the aroma. Some faint caramel, toffee and a hint of cracker but the malt character is fairly overshadowed by the esters and fruit.
Pours a nice brown to dark brown with a hint of ruby highlights and a light tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges.
Flavor starts sweet with some cracker and caramel as well as toast and a hint of roast. Mid palate you get the fruit that's in the aroma. The finish brings a bit more toast and a light alcohol note to help clean the sweet fruit away. The raisin note lingers a bit with the alcohol. Medium low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. The alcohol warmth is moderate and the astringency is very low.
Overall this is a nice beer, especially if you like your quads very fruity. I am starting to pick up some oxidation on the edges so definitely don't cellar this more than 18 months. I guess I would have liked more malt character in the aroma to balance the fruitiness.
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Habanero (1873) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep, cloudy amber with a medium sized tan head, with okay lacing. Nose with lot of crisp fruit, pears and apples, yeast, toffee and brown sugar. Sweet flavor, but not overwhelming, dark fruits too, it ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft to average CO2. A nice brew with a good balance. ★★★★
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle, picked up @Kihoskh, KÝbenhavn. A dark orangey amber pour, topped by a finger of dirty blond head. Tinned fruit aroma. Quite yeasty with hint of mild spices. Quite so sweet-flavored. More tinned fruits, and a fairly light malt body with spices and yeast tones. Medium full. A certain spicy bitterness in the ending. Drinks ok, not very best quad Iíve had.
changeup45 (1667) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was bottled 5 months ago so itís pretty fresh. The pour is a dark brownish-deep amber color with a good initial fluffy tan head. The aroma has the expected Belgian yeast and candi sugars, some clove, raisins, and dates. Thereís some sugary spice flavors at first that give way to dark fruit, yeast, and some rumcake. The flavors pretty much fall in line with the aroma but the body is richer than I thought it would be with plenty of malty sweetness. Pretty impressive. As the case with most American Quads, this does fall short of some of the better Belgians but thatís no knock. This is a damn fine beer.
77ships (3019) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66 cl. bottle sampled / shared @ Timís De Molen & assorted beers tasting // purchased @ Hopduvel // wow, this is the first USA beer which I tried that tasted genuinely 100 % Belgian to me // very impressive on one hand to me // on the other side, this seems quite absolute to me because it is not top of the game & I have to pay import prices etc. // state-side this might be quite the deal // cute design // dark brown amber with a white head // smell is sweet Belgian yeast, dark fruits, herbs & spices // taste is sweet, very BE-yeast, the real deal & not some of the stuff that they just push as Belgian, ripe dark fruits, caramel, spices, three bark, lots of yeast, berries, light touch of molasses, candy sugar // medium, less heavy than quite a few quads
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour, white head. Aroma of candy sugar, malts, Belgian yeast, coffee, loads of caramel. Basically it smells like a quad. They got the style right, thatís for sure. Sweet candy sugar flavour, light sour touch. Finish candy, yeast, banana, light sour note.
Check, it is a quad. Well done. For the European (Belgian) market I guess it would be less interesting as a consequence (as there are cheaper local examples available), but if you want an American made Belgian quad true to style (as far as this style is true, that is), this is your beer imho.
(From 66cL bottle at the DMT @ Timís living, Gent. Shared by 77ships. Thanks, Eugene!)