jbeckmantx (1) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, really good beer. Creamy head. Slight after taste or would be perfect. I bought at random in a Liege Belgium grocery along with three others. This was definitely the best of the group. Not as sweet as Rochefort 10 (my favorite other than Westvleteren 12) but good enough that I will definitely recommend and buy again.
commonshawn (1003) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle from surdyks. Enjoyed with commonmac for monumental beer #1000. Plum with thick semi creamy off white head. Dark fruit nose with some funk, fits the bill for a Belgian quad. Flavor is very complex. Plum, tartness, yeast, maybe some cherry. Balance sweet, tart, funk, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is full, medium high effervescent, spicy. The layers here are outstanding. Pretty boozy, but well done. Bottom of bottle brought more yeast sediment and more funkiness. Didn’t know if I would stick with this for 1000 beers, but this is just a common guy proud to be there, proud to have done it the right way, and proud to join the 1000 beer club. Cue shot of me riding off into the sunset, but maybe grabbing another beer on the way out...
commonmac (1002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle picked up at Surdyk’s and consumed with commonshawn. It’s an emotional moment as this is the celebration of RateBeer 1,000. Hard to believe we’ve finally arrived at this milestone. Moeder Lambic glass acting as the perfect consumption vessel. A deep, murky reddish brown color...maybe even caramel. Nose has a heavy sweetness with plums, raisins, and a lead in to a big alcohol presence to come. The taste is heavy on dark fruit as well with a plum/raisin/maybe cherry quality. Caramel and malty backbone that isn’t content to simply linger in the background. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and has a bready feel to it. There is an ever present sweetness. The second glass of the large share bottle seems to have a bit more character to the mouthfeel...almost more vibrant and assertive. The alcohol warmth is obvious and it doesn’t hide from its high ABV. A great choice for #1,000 and the perfect setting to consume...one of the best quads available.
ALIBALI (362) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Komplex, ausgewogen und für meinen Geschmack einer der besten Quadrupel der Welt. Eine Geschmacksgranate. 0,1/1 Jetson vom Fass beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016 in Leuven.
rami_pl (1569) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rami Rami is drinking a Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11° by De Halve Maan at Mordor na Domaniewskiej
Bardzo cacy, owocki, rodzynki, troche kawy, troche chleba, slodkawo... Tylko za bardzo przyprawowo jak dla mnie, i kolendra jest... Nie moj
Fules (500) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hatalmas, tartós, bézs hab, szinte fekete szín. Pörkölt malátás, feketecsokis illat. Édes, feketecsokis, aszaltgyümölcsös, fűszeres ízvilág. Enyhe keserű, közepes szénsav, hatalmas test. Nagyon finom, bár egy picit émelygősen édes.
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep caramel color. Thick and sticky tan head. Lots of alcohol and caramel in the aroma. Taste is strong brown sugar, malt and a little metallic. Body warms a lot. Very full flavored. Slight chocolate finish.
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BEL. Dark reddish amber color with a lasting tan head. The aroma is nice, raisins, prunes, bananas, brown sugar. Flavor is similar, medium sweet, overripe fruits, but leaves a little to be desired. Smooth feel, slight heat but booze well hidden. Pretty good.
miirab (7) - - JUN 1, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at home. A beer with very nice palate, amber dark color, full long lasting foam.
cervmagpt (625) - PORTUGAL - MAY 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 15.58. AROMA: solventy alcohol aroma with slight notes of dried plums. faint roast notes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear with ruby body against light. large tanned, moussy head with good persistance. lace formation. TASTE: peppery and almost solventy alcohol presence (hdpe, solvent). moderately sweet background with caramelized background. low bitterness with a semi-dry to dry finish. PALATE: high carbonation with medium-light body. alcohol warmth presence. slight astringency. OVERALL: a belgian dark strong ale with a bit strong on the higher alcohols.
Jultsu (594) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BBE 22.07.2018. Mukava tiheä samettinen vaahto, burgundinruskea väri. Tuoksu makeahkon viettelevän tuima. Suutuntuma mukavasti suussa polttelevaa alkoholia, nautittava quadi.