HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As "strong Belgians from American breweries" go this was above average, probably because the fruity character from the agave was really interesting and didn’t allow the malt to overwhelm with straight caramel/toffee. Also, surprisingly restrained alcohol character for a Bruery beer.
merc7186 (2710) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Raisins, Bready Malts, Mild Figs
Appearance: Deep Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Bready Malts, Raisins, Figs, Mild Caramel
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with reddish tint, light tan head... Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, agave syrup, sticky caramel, tequila... Flavor is sweet and sticky toffee, sugar, agave... Tequila spices, light alcohol burn... Really nice
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"interesting brew. may be a little more tropical fruit aspects from the agave than the usual sugars, but it’s hard to say. a little like brown sugar, dark and sweet, but with enough earthy hops to balance a little. dark brown, fairly full bodied with lively carbonation."
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle of unknown vintage. Nice dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a nice head of tight, tiny bubbles that lasts and leaves nice lacing. Big aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, and a hint of berry-like sweetness at the end. Interesting flavor, very sweet but you can still taste the base quad underneath. Nice but maybe a little too much agave sweetness.
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
February 2, 2014 - bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with lots of head that left behind quite a bit of lacing. Aroma was sweet, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste was consistent with the aroma. There was quite a bit of sweetness plus the dark fruit was there; however the alcohol was very strong. As it warmed, the alcohol seemed to mellow out or it was just my tongue becoming numb, but the sweetness became too much. A touch of spice and caramel made an appearance as it warmed as well. This was all over the place for me, wish I aged it for a while longer.
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to thome50 pours a dark brown with a large khaki head. Aroma is very cider like with hints of agave, spice, and caramel malts. Taste is very sweet agave, tart and sweet cherries, some bitterness with Belgian yeast, and finishing with caramel and toffee malts. Very nice, I like the sweetness balance with the yeast.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A surprisingly nice fruity Abt with a mild red fruity tartness. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when 1.5 year of age. Bottle sent to me by jbtice0315, thanks Jesse.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is nicely fruity and somewhat toasted. Taste has a very nice fruity complexity, raisins, red and dark berries, maraschino cherries, tart cherries, luscious caramel, nice Belgian yeast. Pleasant mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. This was a surprising offering from Bruery, mostly spot-on for the style, even the mouthfeel was pretty nice. I thought this beer was one of the few good American take of the Abbey Quad style I’ve had. A textbook example with a little extra of tart cherries. Considering how many American breweries screw-up this style I would have expected a better score from this fine beer. My 750ml went down all too easy. A pleasant surprise here. As with most special Bruery beers it was a bit expensive, and all those sleepless nights I’ve spent drinking expensive beers are starting to show, however I may look older than my age but I do have the credit score of a much younger person.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Bruery, courtesy of Andrew. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is plums, cherry esters, caramel and cookie malt, and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, boozy, dark fruits, light fermentation esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.