RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersens The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 750ml pours amber with a white head. Aroma is berries, green apple, banana, date that hides the alcohol. Taste of malt and chocolate, as well as some cherries, prunes, and banana bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1918) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, many years after bottling. Pours clear mahogany, with a finger thick, creamy, off white head. Aroma is fruity yeast and roasted malts, with kandi, raisins and berries Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is malts with burned caramel, kandi, brown sugar and leather, as well as some alcohol and herbal notes. Ok beer, but a bit raw even after all these years...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2612) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 6, 2017
butla, warka do 02/09/19 (po hameryaknsku piszac), czyli nie jakis bardzo mlody. Leciutki gushing po otwarciu (faktycznie taki belgijski!), piana niezbyt trwala acz ladna, puchata, ecru, zamglone bursztynowe piwo.
Aromat intensywny, glownie suszone i kandyzowaane owoce (figi, rodzynki, daktyle), troche dojrzalych jasnych owocow (gruszka?), sporo jakichs melasowych klimatow, troche chleba... powiedzialbym, ze w kierunku quada z la trappe albo urthel samaranth a nie ciemniejszych pobratymcow.
w ustach nie jest az tak slodki jak po aromacie mogloby sie wydawac, choc slodki i owszem, jest, tyle, ze pod kontrola ta slodycz. Jest nieco syropowy, wysycenie fajnie drobne, belgijskie wlasnie takie. alko ladnie schowane.

klasa piwo, jesli komus smakowala podstawka la trappe quada (czyli poniekad pierwowzor gatunku w jakimstam sensie), to znajdzie tu podobne klimaty. Pierwszy amerykanski quad w tym kierunku zrobiony ktory pije.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Grape, funk, earth, oak, and dark fruit Adjunct: Orange rind, calvados, cedar; translucent, reddish amber with a thick, but short lasting creamy, off white, head; thick and oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (733) - SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
caramel, earthy, dough, citrus, herbs, brown, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1131) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2017
12oz bottle from total wine with commonmac. Light mahogany with thick white head. Sweet dark fruit and booze aroma. Sugary, smooth, well balanced. Medium body. Im not sure if there is such a thing as a go to quad, but this might be it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (241) - - JAN 6, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy, dirty penny colored copper with a bubbly white head. Aromas of yeast, florals, spices, and heavy syrup. Caramel, spiciness, molasses, cake, raisins. Significant carbonation, medium body. Hoppy alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Amber Brown in colour. Good off-white head. Excellent lacing. Very Malty; lots of caramel, candy sugar. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Spicy. Yeasty; lots of floaties. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Some warming alcohol. Smooth. Sweet malty, fruity, spicy and yeasty throughout. Nice beer! (2014-09-13)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (537) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours amber honey golden with offwhite head. Aroma is sweet cherry fruity. Taste is sweet fruity cherry maltiness with a fruity sweet finish. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2508) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Amber in colour, small white head. Aroma of berries, caramel, candi sugar. In taste sweet, fruity, round. Medium body, quite dry, moderate carbonation. Abv completely hidden. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1658) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Aroma is dark fruit, raisins, yeasty, bubblegum, dry, dusty. Appearance is brownish red, hazy, spritz. Taste is fruity, raisins, yeast, dry, barrel, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, yeast wood and booze aftertaste. Overall, better than expected.

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