RATINGS: 1119   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2517) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a small goblet. Amazing red cherry color with an inch of head. Very beautiful. Best looking beer I have ever seen. The smell did not match the appearance. I was outside and it was breezy so that may have made it more difficult to catch a good smell of it. Mostly I smelled alcohol... Incredible taste. Sweet, cherry and caramel. Unfortunately the alcohol taste came through too. This is really tasting like a Belgium ale. The sweetness is tamed by the tart cherry. Medium to full body. Light carbonation, fits the style well. Very well done ale. This is a perfect bottle to share at 10.5% ABV and coming in a 750mL bottle. Get some friends over to enjoy it with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxs place. Thanks Stas & Max. Hazy amber. Malt, caramel, banana, plum, toffeee, sweet, kinda boozy. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevinReddirt (129) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Purchased this 750 ml bottle while on a trip to Dallas. Poured into my favorite snifter it yields an attractive dark red-amber body, active carbonation and an eggshell white foam going as tall as you want. The scent gives red plum, currant and a whiff of spice. A sip gives a yeasty malt, cloves, ripe dark fruit, banana. Strong and gracious. A nice mouthfeel with the plentiful effervescence. Yowza. This is fine. I am late to the quadrupel game but I am enjoying the catch up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours deep orange, small yellowish head. Sweet, caramel, honey, yeast, bit spicy. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1974) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (3037) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 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.

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2005) - 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 (744) - 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 (1174) - 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 (252) - - 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 (3000) - 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)

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