Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is actually a take on Quandrupel that I was waiting for. American hops, high gravity and Belgian Abbey yeast. Not sure it’s still a Quad but don’t care much because the beer is good. Malts on their own aren’t top, they remind me strong caramel, nail polish and dried fruits. Something like Urthel Samaranth. But the hops, a bit of banana and thick texture make it more exciting. Enough to please me.
neongolden (1127) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Jan 23 2014) Pours a slightly cloudy red-brown color with a big off white head that lingers with lace. Aroma has lots of sweet sticky caramel malts and prunes, berries, a little woody, burnt sugar, there is spicy yeast in the background and maybe a bit herbal? The palate is caramel forward as expected with dried fruit and candy sugar, a little burnt maybe, kind of resinous fruitiness and herbal quality to the finish. Some yeast character in the background. Quite a bit of booze heat that counteracts the lingering caramel sweetness a bit. Medium but sticky sort of mouthfeel with moderate carb. Somewhere between a barley wine and a quad, and maybe a little bit unbalanced due to that style confusion. Drinks pretty well if slightly rough and hot.
Gription79 (2793) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. The aroma is rich with malts and yeast esters. The flavor is malty, estery, slightly harsh bitterness. Very tasty.
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nearly clear brown, smooth light brown to yellowish head.
nice quad like aroma, roasted sweet malts, faint sweet dried fruits, Aroma also resembles european barley wine. Flavor is roasted malts , spices.
Alengrin (4247) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quadrupel with an attractive label if you like animals... Sticky, light beige, thin but stable head over a hazy deep bronze beer. Seductive aroma of fresh orange, chocolate sauce, red wine, raisins, cocoa powder, pear, butterscotch, leather and banana. Sweet onset, very fruity, banana, pear and plums, sourish citrus peel refreshment, deep caramelly and nutty maltiness, yeasty, chocolatey, soft and full, smooth with a complex finish of deep malt sweetness, yeasty spiciness, citrussy hop bitterness and some warming, brandy-like alcohol. Great, Belgian-inspired example of the style with American hops profile and good balance between sweet and bitter. I love this kind of beers!
angel77 (2223) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Caña en el lupulo el 22-02-2015. igual de buena.
Botella de 33 cl en el momento en el lúpulo el 22-11-2014. color marón oscuro turbio con espuma beige de poca retención. Sabores y aromas que recuerdan claramente las cuádruples belgas aunque influenciados por una buena dosis de lúpulos que le dan tonos herbáceos y un amargo final algo persistente. Cuerpo medio a alto con 11.3 vol que le dan buena sensación alcohólica, algo espesa y pastosa con bastante gas. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Väldigt kraftig . Mycket sötma och kola, alkoholen skiner igenom. Mårten gillade inte den, men tAck ändå.
mkel07 (4930) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. One of the most flavour packed bees I have ever had. There is so much going on in this beer it is hard to keep track. Lots of spiced fruit and alcohol.
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/X/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 17/IV/18 (2014-1175)
Little cloudy deep red to red brown beer, big creamy light beige head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: sweet, sugary malts, caramel, dried fruits, other fruits, some strawberry jam. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malts, alcohol, very sugary, syrupy, jam, more alcohol, bit sourish, bit of green banana. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, very hoppy, floral touch, sweet and sugary, strawberry jam, caramel, alcohol, grassy, bit medicinal. Would call this a barley wine, rather than a quad, is that ok?
stouby (4392) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, thx Carsten. Clear orangey to light red with a small light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruit). Flavor very sweet, balanced of light bitterness. Medium+ body, some alcohol.