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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Gravitation Belgian Quad is the newest offering in the Smuttynose Big Beer Series. This strong dark ale is brewed using a variety of Belgian specialty malts along with 200 pounds of raisin puree per batch. The resulting flavor is a viscous mix of dark fruit, rum, toffee and raisins balanced with aromatic fruitiness of the Belgian yeast. The beer weighs in at 8.5% ABV from a starting gravity of 23 degrees Plato.

2010 version - 10% ABV


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
22oz bottle thanks to Thedrooid pours dark red with zero head. Dark fruit and malt aroma. Fruit raisins plums and sweet malt taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring go 14 months. Murky, amber-brown with a small cream- colored head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, raisins, figs, plums, orange, brown sugar, spice, cloves and yeast. Sweet taste of toasted malt, caramel, raisins, toffee, figs, plums, orange, peaches, brown sugar, rum, spice, cloves and yeast. Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
bottle to glass .. . pours a burnt plum .. medium foam level .. . light spice, rum, and easy going dark fruit .. . has a chewy mouth feel, mild finish .. . not bad at all, could have been bolder though .. . . I applaude grinding up losers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2013
A very hefty brew with plenty of pitted fruit, some apricot, and buttered toast. Bomber... Pours dark amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
This poured a murky reddish amber with a thin head that fell fast to a thin ring, shimmering wet lace and alcohol legs. Little yeast floating on top. Very light in color for a quad looks more like a barleywine. Nose is raisin, dark fruits, plum, date, caramel malt, candy sugar, a quick glimpse of bread but really more cake like malt and alcohol. Has a very high abv. Taste follows the nose all the way. Raisin, butter and rum. Reminds one of fruitcake. Itís a little out of balance with no bitter at all and lots of booze. Itís immediately warming, medicinal and has just a bit of spice. Mouthfeel is thin and has a sticky fruit juice quality to it. This is a big sweet beer with not a lot of carbonation that finishes dry from all the booze. It was not unpleasant but I would call it an interpretation on the belgian quad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber bottle and served in my lil Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours a beautiful deep coppery amber with a fading head. The aroma has notes of rich over-ripened apple, prune, raisin and pear, bubblegum, caramel, pils malt, a touch of iodine/peat oak and plenty of yeast esters. The taste is sweet but not overbearing, fruity and yeasty with a heavy dose of alcohol to cleanse the palate. The mouth feel is sticky and lush with aggressive booze. I like this but missing the darker malts normally found within the genre. This bottle is already two years old but could stand a few more years of aging.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft @ Irish mile. Aroma Pours ruby red with no head. Taste is sticky caramel apple which quickly fades into bread yeast. Thought it would be tart but came out boozy and yeasty. Very sloppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Torpedo bottle. Poured a orange like color. Smaller head. Aroma is aromatic- Belgium yeast, coriander. Big raisin, dark fruit tastes with spicy Belgium yeast. Taste is quite nice and complex. Ave carbonation. Medium bodied. Slight warming alcohol. Good stuff. Go Pens!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Sample at Hal & Alís. The beer is a clear reddish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of malt and dark fruits. Full, chewy body with flavors of ripe fruit, caramel malt and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a malty and woody aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon . Pours a clear deep amber with an off white head. Sour cherry aroma. Some caramel and yeast elements. Bitter finish.


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