estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort of a ruby color, tan head recedes quickly, nose like a tropical fruit Lifesaver. Fairly sweet, with a thickish mouthfeel; the fruits (especially cherry) seem to be fighting the alcohol flavor for dominance. Some breadiness too. A touch medicinal, as others have said. Leaves an alcohol taste in the mouth.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty,yeasty,fruity,slighty sweet but balcned well, alcohol hit me like a rock in the back of the head.Nice beer,good job for an American brewery on one of my favorite styles.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This quad ale is strong! Dark in color, close to no head. You can taste some of that 12.1 ABV. Good for an after dinner snack. Overall a good strong belgian ale!
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer. Malty and thick. Almost syrupy in consistency and color. Very little head. Nicely balanced, in the mouth with a warming, not overbearing, alcohol finish. Makes a great, relaxing aperitif.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just visited the Brewery today, very nice people. The brew pours deep brown/ruby color, little head at first but soon disapates. Smell is of fruit and alcohol. Tastes of fruit and coffee. The flavor is really hard to pin down. It is one BIG beer, that everyone should give a try. The finish leaves alittle bit to be desired but this may improve with age.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My overall favorite beer from this brewery...personally, I like it better than LaTrappes’s Quadrupel. Definitely improves with adequate aging (I have some 1.5 years old, but I live close and was there for its debut...what a spectacle!!) becoming less sweet and a little smoother (although it is fairly smooth already!)
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty. Very smooth. Tons of flavor. Lots of character in this beer. Deep amber in color. TRY THIS!
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woah baby - this is a big beer - drink with caution due to the high ABV!! Pours with very small head. Very deep amber/copper color - murky. Fantastic big and sweet nose of malt, carmel, honey and citrus. Thick and chewy palate. Huge flavors - sweet honey, winey malt, coupled with a touch of bitter hops. Almost to a point of being too sweet - but it still works for me. Again HUGE flavors - complex. Smooth finish although surprisingly short. Very nice!
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Quad is dangerous. Not quite as refined as Belgians tend to be, but somehow more accessible - I can’t really explain that, maybe it has to do with the complexity. Still, one of Weyerbacher’s best beers. Gotta have another... oh, wait, bad idea. Better go for something a little less strong!
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite the BIG beer. Fresh & sweet alcohol aroma in the nose. Smooth, heavy, & rich, with an evident alcohol flavor that coats the mouth with a zingy, medicinal tingle. Has a fresh ’breadiness’ to it, coupled with a little hop twinge. Seems to ’collect’ in the back of the throat a little. Pretty burly in the flavor department... not necessarily what I’d call a spectacular flavor, but there’s a lot of it! Overall, pretty good stuff... and kept me interested.