beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Pours a clear amber color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of alcohol, spices, malt and leather. Good flavor of spices, malt, leather and yeast, the belgian character is well present and interesting. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Good stuff. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Rich Dark Amber Coloring. Big Head. Didn’t Have As Much Bang As I Was Expecting, But Still Very Enjoyable. Very Sweet. Malts and Hops Detectable But Subdued. Some Fruit. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Lite amber considering the style. Nice aromas of vanilla, yeasty breadiness, spices and a ton ’o malt. Very drinkable for the strength. One of the better American-Belgian ales I’ve had. badgerben (5281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Brownish color, very murky, with a giant head. Sweet and spicy aroma. The taste was a bit of a letdown. Fruit and grains are present, but not in a big enough fashion to really stand out. Good, but not as good as I was hoping. Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Classic Belgian fruity-plum aroma, some grainy cereal-like malt, light clove spiciness. Hazy brown, thin white head. Fruity, spicy malt flavors, definitely some alcohol. Medium-bodied and warming. A simple, somewhat alcoholic Belgian-style beer.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2004
A dark fruit aroma with spice, clove and fig. There is a great alcohol to residual sugar balance. Flavor contains lots of residual sugar (almost cane-like or crystallized). There is also an orangey fruit flavor with cinnamon and notes of tea with cream. A great beer to lay down. There seems to be a lot of potential for aging but for right now it is a little too sweet for me (even when comparing it against other Quads). jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2004 Another excellent brew by the folks at Allagash. Pours brown with a medium-sized head and a sweet aroma. Flavor is malty, a little chocolatey, and alcoholic. Not quite as good as their Tripel, but great if you can find it. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2004 Bottle at blind tiger. Deep brown, cloudy, no head at all. Nose is hit up by bready malt and yeast flavors. Rather sweet aroma: fruity (grapes, melon, dates) with mild vanilla-like alcohol vapors. Musty peaks. On the tongue, the big allagash malt hits you up. Caramelic, chocolatey, marzipan-like, very sweet. Easy to pick up alcohol, but it’s an ABT and you don’t mind that. Decent flavor balance, but just not as appealing fruitiness or yeastiness than top examples who are probably just as sweet, but manage to stuck your mind out of this thought. Full body, high carbonation a la allagash, smooth anyway. I found their tripel vastly superior, but allagash knows their brewing, no doubts about it and this will be highly enjoyable in a few years. Resampling proposed a far yeastier sample with less flavorful malt and a much more subdued flavor profile. Notes of white chocolate, sweet honey, flowers... Lowering from 3.8 to 3.5 Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Murky brown color,small head that had a short life then faded leaving little behind.nice fruity sweet aroma with a slight spicy hint.Nice fruit flavor the carbonation seems to make the flavors dance on the tongue with a decent hop presenceThe alcohol stays pretty well hidden with just a hint towards the end and a slight warming effect going down.Very nice brew and thanks go to Shadey for sending this very nice brew my way. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Neutral fruits, Belgian yeast, malty. Toast, light ozone hops. A subtle nose. Dark reddish amber clearxwith thin lacing off-white head. Medium silky body with smooth active carbonation. Starts with malty sweetness, vanilla, Belgian yeast. Alcohol, light fruity tang. Malty throughout with drying hop finish. Warming, light bitter sweet after. Nutty. Really nice ale.