LOVEMESOMEIPA (10) - - FEB 16, 2014
WOW! This beer has everything a Quad need to be. Great job on the use of the Belgium yeast! I would buy this beer again. High ABV so watch yourself. gurufunk (1) - Temecula, California, USA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
This is an interesting Quad style ale with soft fruit esters (apricot, nectarine) as opposed to the dark/stone fruit esters usually associated with this style. It pours with a nice off white head with low retention. It pours a moderately clear orange color. Flavor matches the aroma in the ester profile, and finishes clean. Mouth feel is smooth and the alcohol is almost imperceivable, which is brilliant for this high of an ABV . 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. RedSox2004 (1951) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at The Daily Pint. Poured deep gold/amber, slight haze, with a quickly fading frothy head and nice lace. Rich caramel and deep malt aromas form a background for candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, spices and Belgian yeast. Sweetness of the caramel and malt dominate the flavor profile, accentuated by sugars, figs and plums, and alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a gently sweet finish. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A - Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel and dark malts with candi sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and dark malts, with some dark fruits and spices. Through the middle, some candi sugars come through with some more Belgian yeast flavors and spices. The finish is a mix of caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice Quad. Good overall balance with good Belgian flavors.
bhensonb (15505) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Smell is clean and rather floral. Caramel backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is yeast/spice, banana ester, caramel, kandi, and some medium dark fruit. This is a very clean and pleasing drink. Heat may be present, but it’s not getting in the way of anything. Sort of like adding to the yeast/spice. The finish is nearly dry. This stuff is way too drinkable. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
23 nov 3012, bottle. Metamucil color and faintly hazy. Nose is bananas, yeast, tart esters, peaches, big alcohol. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Orange juice, banana juice, peaches, fruity esters. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Thisis12ptfont (1208) - 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. kathouse (1927) - 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. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
$7.99 bomber purchased a couple months ago at Olive Tree Market in OB for $7.99.Clear light to medium auburn with a 1/2 finger creamy beige head, low retention. Big sweet brown sugar and spicy clove and ripe banana presence right up front, light drying graham cracker on the backend. Flavor follows suit, but does a good job of not doing this the American way and having way way too much (perceived) sweetness. Pretty raisiny and fruity, though I’m not really getting much sweetness. Big full body with low prickly carbonation. One of the better American made quads I’ve had in recent memory.