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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured into a tulip. Pours a clear medium copper color, with a small khaki head which fades quickly, leaving little lacing. Nose is caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet dark fruit and caramel. Very well balanced, with a clean finish. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for the style. Just delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared at Halle´s.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet, fruit, raisin, yeast, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raspberry, hops, malt, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2080) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle from the Argonaut shared over the weekend. Aromas of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, clove, banana, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavor, strong and syrupy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a clear deep copper color with a thin beige head that doesn’t last. The aroma has notes of apples, brandy, alcohol, fruity sweetness, plums, raisins, caramel, lightly spiced, light yeast , warming alcohol, but this is pretty smooth for 12%. My bottle had some oxidation notes that didn’t effect much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Yeasty aroma and flavor. Some belgium spices and malt to balance. Not bad, strong alcohol flavor but not overwhelming. Blended nice together. Not somethign that gets me overly exciting but enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head (or ecru for the pretentious). Slight cream. Decent thickness. Above average retention - about 3-4 minutes. The colour is not at all what I'd expect in a good beer of the style; it's a transparent orange-red. Translucent as well. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Really not looking like a good quad ought to. Both the head and colour should be better - the head darker, creamier, thicker, and with better retention; and the colour darker, nontransparent, and more delicate. Misses the mark already, but I'm hoping the taste is far better. In fact, given that this comes from Victory, I'm expecting it to surprise me with its quality. Sm: Light cherry. Biscuit malt. Peach fruit. Lychee. Light raisin. Nuts. Where the hell are the luscious dark fruits - the very reason I drink a good quad? Noticeable floral hop character. Bright malts. Lychee is dominant - lychee? In a quad? Apricot fruit. Flowers. Sweet candi sugar. Heavily fruity - but bright. No subtlety at all here. But there's nice balance and good complexity; it's just completely wrong for the style. I'm content to abandon judging this as a quad at this point and just let it take me where it will; it's definitely in no way shape or form to style, but I can't deny that in a general sense it's quite pleasant and inviting. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Reminds me of a wheatwine, actually. I get some mango. There's no luxurious delicacy here, but it's intriguing. T/Mf: Interesting fruity notes - orchard mango, apricot, light orange, lychee, and peach. Nice soft mouthfeel with sufficient coarseness to coax more of the lighter notes out. Some sweet cherry in the background. Body is comprised of grainy malts - not much in the way of bready malts. Some biscuit and amber malts, sure. Hop character is way too pronounced for a quad; floral in nature. It's also got (non hop derived) flowery notes, giving it a light and surprisingly refreshing taste and feel. Some bright raisin. As it warms, more and more of that lychee fruit kicks in - joined by some white plum. I wanted dark plum from this quad, but I'll take what I can get. Juicy throughout. Smooth, wet, and refreshing. Clean and enjoyable. Lacks the delicacy and fragility of superior quads, but it's nice for what it is. On the sweeter side of the sweet/bitter scale, but it's never too sweet. Alcohol is well concealed here; drinks like it's about 9.0%. Not getting any yeasty character. Just like I noticed from the aroma, it seems more like a wheatwine than a quad (even though I don't get any actual wheat notes). I hate to rely on comparisons to other beers as a crutch, but the juicy fruit character reminds me of Marin's Star Brew. Overall, it's a balanced beer with decent complexity but no real subtlety. I do like it, but I don't consider it a quad. Good carbonation, body, and thickness. It almost makes me want to smack my lips drinking it; fairly luscious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1990) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2014
750ml bottle pours hazy amber with white head. Aroma of malts, spice, toffee and grain. Taste is malts, dried fruit, and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2014
Pours amber with a medium off-white head that quickly settles. Aroma is caramel, honey, tropical fruit, figs, spices. Taste is caramel, honey, spices, tropical fruit, maple syrup. Some light carbonation and fizziness. Feels like a - very decent - mix between a belgian triple and an american barley wine. Quite good actually.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Cloudy amber in color and a decent beige colored head. The smell is fruits, alcohol, candi sugar, toffee, raisans, and malts. The taste is toffee, raisans, alcohol, all sorts of sugar, fruits, and yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Hazy copper with creamy thin head. Very toffee on the nose. Taste is also toffee, with a touch of banana esters. Very smooth boozy drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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