BigBeer45 (1414) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle: the label is different then the one shown here, has a ‘Quadrium Ale’ title on gold bronze background in the upper left corner of the label in place of the number ’12’ in the circle, has a cloudy medium to dark brown pour with lots of floaties and few bubbles but did leave lots of lacing on the glass, big sweet aroma mixed with malt, bread, yellow cake, and caramel fragrances, has a light candy sugar sweet fragrance with a hint of honey, hop spice flower aromas, faint alcohol hiding in the background, sweet malt and honey flavors with a nice balance of bitterness, pale malt taste , bread and caramel flavors, I could sense very little alcohol in the mouth, the alcohol is there but did not bite like some beers which I found nice, this drink was sweet but balanced well with bitterness, there is a hop bite in the sip but more pronounced in the finish and a pepper sense to, this drink is balanced to the sweet side but has more bitterness then some others Belgian strong ale that make me sick of the beer by the time I get to the bottom of the bottle, nice mouth feel, this is a Winter Warmer brew, a sipper drink.
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This copper ale poured with a decent off-white head. There is a "strong ale" feel to this brew - malty with a somewhat harsh alcohol taste and a yeast aroma.
brstp (201) - - MAR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at City Beer Store. Moderately hazy medium brown color, nice chunky khaki head. Big aroma of belgian yeast, sugar, almond, taste has some grapefruit, alcohol heat at the finish. Very nice.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap and bottle. Pours with a copper to orange color and a nice head. This quickly turns into one of my favorite Belgians with great flavors of nuts, figs, grapefruit and bread. Aroma is dominated by a typical Belgian yeastiness. If it warms up the alcohol comes through a bit more but is well hidden otherwise. An outstanding brew.
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An extreme Belgian beer. This tastes like an American Strong with a Belgian twist. Pour was a cloudy ruby with a puffy white head. Aroma was yeasty and "Belgian-y". Taste was strong malt and alcohol with a syrupy mouthfeel. Fruity aftertaste with an alcohol burn. This is not bad but almost tastes "American" if that makes sense.
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown color with a tall head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Taste is also fruity and sweet, malty. Smooth mouthfeel. Some bitterness and notes of wood in the end
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome. Golden colored beer with a nice cream white head. Sweet raisin in the nose and caramel, raisins and candy sugar in the sweet body.
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy muddy amber hue, with a small beige head, falling quickly, yeasty, fruity nose, with a bready dough, caramelized and toasted malt notes, ripe apple and raisin fruitiness, hint of toffee, brown sugar, hints of nutmeg spiciness, within a warmth alcoholic aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, alcoholic, toasted malt character, with candy sugar, a brown chocolatey note, dark dried fruity accents of dates, raisins, a strong alcoholic warmth mouthfeel, with a vanilla and nutmeg spiciness, a bit toffee, leading towards a sweet, fruity, caramelized malt and a lingering dry hop bitterness finish.
Padron4KM (792) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle corked and caged.
Smudged date code on the back of the bottle.
Clear dark golden, steady carbonation
The latte foam like head recedes slowly and delicate lace patterns trace it’s path down the glass.
Initial aroma is ripe fruits and yeast, later some caramel and light brown sugar emerge with maybe a little bubblegum esters.
Flavor is ripe fruit, mango, banana with a slightly sugary sweetness that is balanced by a nice refreshing bitter finish.
Creamy mouth feel. Alcohol is deceptively hidden.
I got this bottle for just over $4, a steal IMHO, if it wasn’t mispriced I’m going back for the lot of them.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Belgie in Utrecht. Clear tast of caramel and honey. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice creamy head.