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RATINGS: 418   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle 1pt. 6fl.oz.
[ Trade by VikingHammer ]. Clear medium red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, raisisn and plum notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090724]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber to red with a fully gone head. Aroma vague roasted and dark fruity. Spiced, dark fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Vague metallic note. Fruity and dark solid malt flavoured finish. Lingering dark malty flavoured finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30256) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of berries, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with stong notes of berries, caramel, and malt, leading to an alcoholic and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Clear, orangey brown with a beige head. Intense aroma of sweet burned caramel, overripe fruit and yeast. Quite full-bodied, overripe fruit, vanilla and burned caramel. No bitterness in the finish but a warming alcohol. 240709

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy red brown coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and chocolate with notes of marzipan. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, dark chocolate and hops with notes of marzipan. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Slightly hazy red-brown beer. No real head. Rich malt nose with a little port. Rich soft malt - creamy and fresh and sweet with a touch of port. Finishes soft and sweet and with some toffee coming to th fore.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... soft dry malt ... light roast nose ... over fizzy ... sweet treacle ... little yeast ... sugery bock like ... toffee .. ok

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Murky chestnut color, small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, black pepper, summer fruit. Taste is sweet, peppery and boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Deep reddish colour, thin tan head. Darkish malts, biscuity. Good toffee biscuit, very solid beer. Good fruits on finish. Rather drinkable. Candy sugar very sweet candy on swallow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Tap at Pony Bar. Pours dark chestnut with barely a white head. Sweet, ripe fruits abound in the aroma with some caramel, booze and bread. Flavor is sweet and rich with lots of plum, other ripe, dark fruits, brown sugar and lots of toffee. Full in body with average carbonation and some warmth. Finishes sweet and a bit boozy with dark, fruity malt notes. Very good. (3.9)Bottle at the Funky 7 - Brooklyn, NYC. Vintage 2009. Great stuff. (4.1)


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