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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As its namesake suggests, Quadrophenia is a Belgian style quadruple ale. We ferment Quadrophenia using Trappist ale yeast, which produces the spicy, phenolic flavors sometimes mistaken for added spices. The unique characteristics of caramel don’t come from the Pale and Munich malts, but from the introduction of Coconut Palm Sugar used in the brewing process.
Hops: Czech Saaz, Magnum
Malt: Pale, Munich, Coconut Palm Sugar

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3.4
alteregoo (1394) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Piana spora, dość trwała. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowna. W aromacie głównie świeże brzoskwinie, skórka pomarańczy, kandyzowane morele, syrop klonowy i troszkę przypraw. Po ogrzaniu dochodzi miód i rodzynki. W smaku dość słodkie, syropowe, likierowe, spór o prym wiodą estry i fenole od belgijskich drożdży - brzoskwinie, jasne winogrona, dojrzałe mandarynki, pikantne przyprawy, dość solidna, ziołowo migdałowa goryczka, dodatkowo podbita mocno grzejącym alkoholem. Wysycenie niskie do średniego, drobne, pełne w odbiorze.
Zdecydowanie nie jest to Quadrupel w trappistowakim rozumieniu - jasny, triplowy, z nie ułożonym alkoholem. Ot taka ciekawostka zza wielkiej wody - poziom egzotyki w typie Paris of the West od Almanac.

3.2
martjoobolut (4229) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle (from beergium). Pours amber with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruits, some carrots. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sugar, fruits, citrus, malt, vegetables. Finish is sugary and citric bitter. Overall: ok.

3.8
kathouse (1877) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 11, 2016
I’m not rating to style, but to taste. Beer is medium amber and not the typical dark brown. Very sweet although the spice ratio from the yeast offers a good counterbalance. A nice sipper.

3.4
dwyerpg (6076) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Color is way too light. This is sweet and tastes like a quad but not a particularly good one. Disappointing.

4
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Very good to great quad. Reddish brownish pour pretty clear. Candi like aroma with some caramel and toffee. Some banana but very slight. Flavor had dark fruits of plum and raisins with the candi sugar adding compkxity.

3.6
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2015
Not much head amber coloured pour mild to medium carbonation aromas brown sugar caramel citrus toffee yeast richness spice bread caramel the flavours spice yeast richness no doubt bread caramel brown sugar candy note toffee citrus good for the style rigid in taste gives it something like the sweetness the finish best notes spice sweetness good malt notes bread sour bitter touch good for the style

3.8
Thisis12ptfont (1176) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
Aromas of tropical fruits, orange, pineapple,coconut juice, papaya, tangerine, ripe apricot, coconut, burnt sugar, burnt caramel, tart apple juice and tangy, ester-like yeast. Appears a clouded golden copper with assertive lacing. Taste is big candied caramel, sweet sugar, sugared tropical fruits, prunes, apricots,coconut juice tangerine, pineapple, guava juice, orange peel and papaya. More subtle notes of chewy malt syrup, more caramel, turbinado sugar, biscuit malt and ester-like yeast. Overall, very interesting beer with a lot of fruity flavors. A tad overly sweet for me but still a great brew. A rating.

3.6
GarrettB (1583) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2016 February 9th, 2014 - Smell is very sweet. Lots of honey, roasted apple, bubble gum and graham cracker. Taste is also very very sweet. Like, really sweet. Too sweet. Palate is normal, kind of bubbly on the back end. Aftertaste is all the sticky sweetness. Lots of the caramel and graham cracker, and a slight hoppiness, but that yeast is really pushing the sugars. July 24th, 2013 - Black Market Brewing’s Quadao-Phenia is a sledgehammer to the nose, blasting the olfactory with aromas that boldly reek of balsamic vinegar and fig, followed by parmesan cheese and marinated cepollini onions, and a touch of grape sweetness, all swimming around in a heady bouquet. The scent is practically a drug, layering umami after umami into a wonderful lattice of savory-sweet bliss. The flavor is the same, but where the nose was acceptably titanic, the flavor is awkwardly monstrous. It resembles balsamic vinegar here too, though is swirled with dark chocolate and topped with tons of fig. The combination exudes a taste like barbecue, and the vinegar brightness of those marinated cepollinis. Even in its excessive strength I like it, finding myself restrained and giving plenty of of time between oil, slick sips. This is a heavyweight brew, but if you’re a fan of powerful flavors and steel-toed aggressiveness in your brews, give this a go. 9/3/7/4/15 3.8

3.6
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full-bodied with flavors of raising, caramel malt, and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Clearish copper with a slight white head. Spiced aroma, sweet with grape notes in aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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