Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Malty and fruity aroma, sweet and mildly spicy with touches of caramel and spun sugar alongside some faint peach and white grape notes. Medium-dark sunset red color, clear, with a lasting, foamy, sticky head and lacing. Flavor profile is predominantly sweet and richly sugary, this present throughout from beginning to end, and accompanied by lighter quantities of peppery spice, honeyed pear, apricot, orange and golden raisin, and with a faintly medicinal alcohol presence at the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, smoothly effervescent and warming, body is massively full. More subtle in some aspects, more sledgehammer in others, but elicits a certain degree of intrigue all the same.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Nice dark brown hue. Quick receding head. Sugary aroma. Strong alcohol content. Full flavoured. Way too strong in taste.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber coloured body with a large off white head and a deep sweet yeasty aroma a fruity creamy taste with a bitter grainy alcoholic finich this a verry nice heavy beer
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with light disapating head. Light lacing. Smells like sweet roasted malts. big sweet alcohol taste. good stuff as with all the urthel beers
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Smells of cinnamon and dark fruits, and yeast. Very sweet taste, very malty as well. Alot of candy sugar, leaves a big sweet taste on the palate and on the lips. Big mouthfeel, pretty thick. Doesnt seem heavy enough to be labeled a quad in my opinion, a nice dubbel would be a better label in my opinion. Nice brew though.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 330ml bottle. (compared to the Koninghoeven Quad) Similar muddy amber hue. Same creamy head. More of a yeasty barnyard nose. Good bready nose. Smooth with a touch more burn. Sharper. More fruity, but edged. Nice dark fruit notes. Hint of toffee. Acidic citrus note. Bigger than the previous, but prefered the other.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy, funky amber tinged brown with a two finger head that fades slowly to a thick cap. As the head settles it leaves behind a thin webbing that only sticks to the glass for a few seconds.
Smell; tone of dark fruits and sweet caramel and brown sugar malts. There’s a slightly dusty yeaty presence, as well as some spices.
Taste; there’s a big hit of alcohol and sugar at first. Some dark fruits, with plums and raisins come out, along with some caramel and brown sugar, but the alcohol and overly sweet sugar never really fade. Between the alcohol presence and the overwhelming sweetness, this has to be my least favorite quad to date.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and syrupy/sticky, and the drinkability is only so-so.
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into Urthel tulip, Hop Leaf (Chicago). Advertised as a quadruple, but not at all like the St. Bernardus or Westy 12 that define the style. Perhaps reminiscent of Rochefort. Smells more like a barley wine or a Samichlaus-esque dopplebock more than anything: portish, golden raisins, brown sugar, maybe some deep plum and chocolate. Pours with a medium head that doesn’t do much. Sweet and overripe in the mouth, with a bit of an off-kilter grain note in the finish which reminded me of something rotten (I don’t know why, but I didn’t like it very much). Smooth in feel. Some spiciness and yeasty notes in the finish as well. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but it has some things going for it.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
urthel quadrium..apricot puree body with medium off-white head..aroma of bread and yeast, lemon, and rubber cement..flavor of lemon, spice, yeast, toast, and the same distinct rubber cement...not bad considering this was a bit old or tainted
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold/copper. Small, frothy, off white head. Graham crackers, grains, light colored dried fruits, rich bready malt. Smoewhere between a quad and a farmhouse. Full body, balanced carbonation. Solid.