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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (779) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2198) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1502) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3826) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5490) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Sugary, caramelly, and nutty malt aroma, slightly boozy. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness. Not much belgian character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Clear copper pour with a thin, off white, soapy, slightly creamy head that leaves nice lacing while the liquid itself leaves an attractive slick look on the glass when swirled. Aroma is cereal, bready and fruity yeast, caramel, a little spice and a little alcohol. Flavor is sharp bready yeast, cereal and tree fruit right away, followed by some caramel, a little banana oil, rum booziness, spicy, floral and light citrus hops. Heavy body, nice alcohol warmth, without being too boozy, syrupy to oily feel and light carbonation. Good stuff, maybe a little lacking in complexity for a Belgian beer this big, but tasty and a great winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
750 ml bottle thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Clear copper color, teal head. Sweet, herbal, spicy, grainy scent. Sweet, then very sweet taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Smells sort of Barley Wineish, actually taste a bit of it as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
Big bottle thx to ekstedt cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg AR: chewing gum, caramel AP: orange reddish, wee white head F: wee cedar, chewing gum, rockey sugary, IRN BRU, alcholic

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