rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Dark grenat beer, thick beige foam. Aromas of malt, alcohol, fruity esters, chocolate, well-rounded. The taste is liquor-like, chocolate, ample and rich texture, notes of plum, brown sugar and alcohol. A candy become beer.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red colored with vanishing head. Raisinny aroma with thin licorice, yeast and thin alcohol, sweet one. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is more licoricy with raisins still, aftertaste is bit hopped with licorice lasting.
ration (2126) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pors dark copper with a small head. Aroma plumes, lots of it. Raisins too. Strong palate, slight alcohol taste. Raw. Not bad.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This elegant Quadrupel proposes clove phenols, bubblegum esters, raisin-y malts and licorice sweetness in a lean and leveled flavor profile.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the brownish mahogany haze.
-Light alcohol heat appears in the back, mostly in the form of brown rum when tagging along the residual sugars
-Banana esters add to the yeast’s prolific performance.
-I’d like to try this next to a Rochefort 10 one day.
Bottle. Vintage 2010.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 l bottle at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Dark reddish brown color. Strong raisiny and figgy aroma with toffeish malty barley wine scent. Sweet powerful maltiness in the flavor with plenty of raisins and figs. Restrained tart fruitiness with hint of chocolate and nuts. Soft warming alcohol. Full body, fairly drinkable. Excellent barley wine like strong belgian. All elements in place.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick frothy biege head mahogany pour soft carbonation aromas yeast dark fruit alcohol doughy note caramel liquorice grain dried fruit the flavours yeasty doughy cognac good body raisin grain smooth light vanilla or creamy touch liquorice prune plums dried fruit mild to medium bitter well balanced quad the finish alcohol aftertaste dark fruit sweet maltiness grain vanilla easy going down very smooth tasting
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and nutty malt, sugar, spices and dates with light alcohol notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light alcohol, spices and dates, faint hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
ads135 (4129) - 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.