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Westbrook Mourvèdre Barrel Aged Quadrupel
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Westbrook’s Belgian Quadrupel was a short-lived member of its special collection, going on tap almost exclusively at the brewery and ostensibly disappearing. A brewery tour stop in the barrel room indicates that most of this puppy has been aging ever since, and here’s your chance to sample the results. The Mourvèdre wine barrel should complement the massive dark fruit and malt components of the Quad quite nicely.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. This is a dark brown - near murky one with a small heavy lacing and sidesticking beige head. It smells both buttery and sweet, some acidity also and a twitch of berries. Sweet in flavor, both sweet and sour actually, some lilies, licorice, woody red wine and glazed sweet blue plums with a little bit of alcohol. Tasty! 12.05.2012

On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Uinique on the nose this, and it has a really big heavy sidesticking dense beige top of a dark clear ruby brown colored beer. Sugar candy sweet, lots of raisins, the dark and expensive type and not small in quantities. Dark glazed dried fruits as well. Smells really nice this, but it’s giving an impression that this is a super sweet beer. Let’s try; no, not at all. It has a strong wood sourness actually, and it’s not sweet at all. Red sour berries with tons of wood. A bit unexpected considering the aroma. Vinous re wine and lingering flavors. 04.05.2013


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Black color with brownish head, compact. The aroma is dominated by a very nice vanilla, with sweet wood and traces of raspberry, and a hint of cheese. Good body strength, with some residual sweetness, dark caramel flavor, evident influence from red fruits, and a fair degree of acidity; yet, with a touch of vanilla, this manages to be smooth. Overall well balanced.
A very interesting brew, one that makes me happy I tried it.
Last opinion: the aroma is fantastic, the flavor a bit too much fruity.
A great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Deep brown color, small white head. Sour, sweet berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Blackberries, fruityness, slightly tart. Nice tannine tartness in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 (yes twelve). Pours black with an off-white head and some lacings. Smells bad of wood and diacetyl. Sweet with a light bitterness and sourness. Aromas of cherries and raspberies with hints of honey and coriander. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6300) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Brownish colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, alcohol, fruit, oak and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Tap, 040513. Brown with beige head. Aroma of wood and malt. Flaovur with dried fruit and alcohol

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a big creamy brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, tiny sour, malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, toffee, red wine, moist wood, dried dark fruits, blueberries, caramel, biscuits and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, tiny sour, malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, moist wood, roasted nuts, biscuits, toffee, caramel, lots of red wine, raisins, prunes, dates and hay. Mouthfeel is round, soft, tiny boozy, tiny tart and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny sour and fruity with dark bread, raisins, figs, dates, red wine, moist wood, roasted nuts and biscuits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, vanilla, yeast, wood, candy sugar and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4501) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013, cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen AR: dusty, bourbon, red wine AP: dark ruby, frothy sand brown head F: fizzy, sour kriek, white sugary, wee chocolate, coffee

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours an amber-tinged dark brown / near-black with a large tan head. Aroma of prominent red wine notes, some caramel sweetness, and dry bready notes. Flavour brings out very prominent red wine notes atop anything, and some dry dark fruits. Very vinous and dry fruity. The red wine notes don’t dominate as much as on the bourbon barrel edition. Complex and elegant. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Fat på CBC 2013. Riktig fin. Smak och doft av humle, malt, ekfat, vanilj och mörkfrukt som russin, plommon och aprikos,. Frisk och syrlig med bourbonkaraktär. Lagom söt med fin beska.


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