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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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When testing the inherent makeup of the quadrupel—the warmest and darkest of Trappist monastery beer styles—we added triticale, a hybrid grain combining the pleasant flavor of wheat with the elemental durability of rye. We originally explored this nouveau twist on a traditional style in 2010, when brewing a test batch of a potential beer in our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Brewmaster Mitch Steele reached for and subsequently improved on that pilot recipe, bringing it to life as part of the Stone Stochasticity Project. The result is a quad that’s lower in sweetness, but rich with dried fruit and spice nuances.

Appearance:Pours deep chestnut with a light tan creamy head.
Aroma:Tropical fruit, banana and brown sugar, as well as some light pepper and clove flavors from Ardennes yeast.
Taste:Fruity, molasses, brown sugar and banana flavors. There is some spiciness from both the yeast and triticale grain. Palate:Full and very smooth with a touch of sweetness.
Overall:The Star Trek geek in me inspired this beer. The classic episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles,” referenced a type of grain called quadrotriticale (pronounced “quádro-trítĭ-kay-lee”). As described in the episode, this was a high-yield, four-lobed grain hybrid of wheat and rye with a bluish color. The flaked triticale we used is a cross between rye and wheat and makes up about 10% of the grain bill in this Belgian-style quadrupel.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of dried fruits and caramel. Similar taste, sweet with a spicy aroma. A bit rough.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
[5/14/16] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Green session. Amber. Caramel, dark fruits, wort. Sweet. Medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2016
Sampled at CBC 2016 - second day. A solid quad, with notes of caramel, dried fruit and a bit of yeast spiciness, I think.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
Sample at cbc. Pours clear copper. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2450) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Cloudy amber, small beige head. Woody, boozy aroma and flavour. Caramel and dried fruit. Allcohol gets rough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Red and hazy with a thin foam. Very nice aroma with fruit and nuts. Terrific flavors of dark fruit and vanillin. Finishes off with sherry and oak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (5934) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Pours amber, clear, thin off white head. Bready sweetaroma, dark fruits. Bready sweet, with some plummy notes. Long finish. Warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Deep dry fruits, raisins and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39461) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Lighht phenolic snd toasted malty. Lingering dark malty.


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