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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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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 - 10% ABV
2015 - 12.3% AVB


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheArgoPirate (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours amber/red with light off white head that dissipates quickly. Scent is Belgian yeast, apples and alcohol. Taste is heavy yeast, bread, fruit. Bitter yeasty finish. A little disappointed following a traditional Belgian Trappiste with this, but decent overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2302) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Iechyd da Joe McPhee. Copper pour with a frothy head. Caramel malt toffee aroma. Nice spicy flavour. Syrup texture with an oily finish. Tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (145) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
From bomber. Dark copper with little head, sweet boozy aroma and full body. Dark fruit and raison bittersweetness that trails off nicely at the finish. Went well with dark chocolate, too.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
Pours hazy brown amber with low white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, bread, raisins, light herbs. Taste is sweet alcohol rich, burnt butter, butterscotch, slightly medicinal finish. Rich, sticky body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1365) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 9, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Clear reddish copper with small beige frothy head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, sweet caramel taste, long finish with burning sensation in throat. Very smooth and strong

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Tap at WoB. Pours a murky brown Orange. Aroma is sweet honey, dark fruit and Belgian yeast. sweet flavor, sugar, and dark notes. Good flavor, bad appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
0,65 l bottle from Biervana Amber-Orange color, clear, minimal head, white foam, caramel, dried fruits, resin, alcohol, banana, herbs, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, slick feel, flat, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (505) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma of raisins, alcohol, taste is raisins, alcohol, dark fruits, a little hot on the alcohol, not well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
A run of the mill quad…not too complex, but not bad. Creamy red-brown colored. Yeasty, dark fruits, caramel, booze. Sweet and sticky. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1375) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Strong beer with yeast and fig aromas. Light caramel brown color with a medium palate. Flavors of banana and fig with some spice and definite alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Amber with little head. Dark fruit and caramel. Too sweet and not complex enough to compete with the best quads.


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