ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great take on the quad and the oak aging is a nice touch to what can often be overly sweet and malty beers. Tried this with Dave and Jess at the Struise tasting room in Bruges in 2012.
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect Quadrupel. This beer has one of the finest balance of all the beers i know. Struise Brouwers must be the most interesting brewery of Europe at the moment. Very enjoyable!
BeerLuvver (91) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. A remarkable beer really. Pours dark brown with coke-like fizz after which there is light lacing left. Scent of bready, dark malts and fruitcake. Taste of sweet dark malts, overripe blackberries and a very soft mouthfeel. Alcohol masked very well but feels warming. Smooth, complex and strong. Absolutely gorgeous.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark brown beer under a long lasting beige foam; roasted malty aroma with notes of nougat, chocolate and herbs; full-bodied and pretty thick with a subtle but fair carbonation; very sweet and with some late bitterness, very tasty and with a long chocolatey, roasted malty and nutty finish showing warming alcohol notes - beautiful
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Thanks to SaintMatty for this one! Cloudy, deep brown liquid (I may have poured in the yeast...) with medium off-white/light tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, port, wood, nuts, raw sugar and some light Belgian yeast esters. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and has notes of bready/biscuity malt, dark fruit and caramel. Quite complex, really like it. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Maybe a bit high carbonation. Enjoyed this one, really drinkable and well made quad with very well hidden alcohol.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. First reviewed 8/19/2011. Poured from an 33 cl bottle into a tulip. Vintage 2010.
St. Amatus 12 has a fairly transparent cherry dark brown color with a thick sea foam tan cap. Nice retention and some spots of lace sticking to the glass.
The aroma is sweet and actually a little tart. A bit of molasses and caramel, but mostly brown sugar sweetness. Some lightly roasted malt. Sweet and tart cherry go along with some fig and raisin to add fruit and depth.
The taste is quite sweet up front, but the sweetness doesn’t linger. Brown sugar is the main flavor, with a touch of molasses and some caramel from the malt. Nice dark fruits - figs and raisins mostly, and some cherry as well. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of all spice are a delicate addition. A touch of tart cherry toward the end. There is a light alcohol flavor throughout, but I am only slightly aware of it, and it does not detract from the flavor at all.
This is full bodied, but a bit lighter than I remember for most quads. The carbonation is light, preferring to stay out of the way, but it is a bit soft. Although there are sweet flavors, it does not have much residual stickiness.
Wow. This is complex, intriguing, maybe even confusing. Each person drinking this was almost perplexed by the flavor. That is a winner in my book.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark brown colour with golden bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, black treacle, bit floral, sweet malt and sugar. Taste is full on sweetness initially. Then caramel and malt. Slight bitterness in the background.
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma dried fruits, brown sugar, malt, caramel and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some dried red fruits, caramel, yeast, alcohol and licorice. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a big caramel head with orange highlights. The nose is of christmas pudding, rum, raisins, spices, cherries. The taste is balanced sweetness with a lovely malty base. Some mulled wine flavors, more christmas spices, some pepper and dark fruits. Nice caramel flavors on the finish. The body’s full, the beer’s sticky, oily. A bit boozy. The carbonation nice and subtle. Overall, a really accomplished beer.
italianjohn (2754) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brownish maroon pour thin off white head light lacing ..... aroma is light and of dark fruits (plums), little caramel malts and somewhat sugary ..... taste is of dark fruits (plums), lightly roasted, caramel malts, sugary with a spicy kick to it .... smooth and creamy mouthfeel ... finishes smooth and pretty abrupt ... the abv is hidden well .... solid and tasty just a little too sweet