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RATINGS: 395   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - 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 (31121) - 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 (29230) - 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 (25088) - 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 (20664) - 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 (14859) - , 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 (14196) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13636) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2009
Slightly hazy amber-brown with little head. Some burnt sugars, wood and faint dark fruit notes. Possibly faint bubblegum and herbal hops. Quite sweet, with some unrefined sugar notes, hints of fig and fruit and slight smokey notes. Sticky finish. I like the malt flavours but this borders on being too cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
(22oz. bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, dates, brown sugar, anise, dark cherries, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, toasted malt, caramel, rum, and molasses.


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