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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s 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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured a deep clear amber color with a huge, long lasting beige head. Aroma is earthy, cherry, dough, raisin, banana, with a bit of booze. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, and has a nice bite to it. Is medium body, slick feel, lively, and a long finish. Really enjoyed this!


3.1
Pershing (596) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Amber color poured into a stemmed chalice. Lots of yeast "floaties". Fair amount of carbonation. Aroma of plum and dark dried fruits. Medium body with a little hop bitterness. The alcohol is hidden well. Finishes a little sweet.

3.8
wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber-brown, with a foamy light beige head. Aroma of stone fruits, yeast, and spice. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, spice, yeast. Nice.

3.3
Homer321 (5250) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Old bittkevtl glass. Aroma of wet cardboard and must. Meh. A watery flat kind of taste. Well. This doesn’t hold up well. Decent enough.

4.1
sinfull (1847) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 Deep , mahogany color. Big , off white head. Aroma of malt , raisins, dark fruits and Belgian yeasts. Rich , complex, malty taste with mild bitterness at the end.

3.4
HopsTamer57 (23) - - DEC 21, 2017
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3.6
JyroBip (29) - - DEC 19, 2017
A heavy carmel sugar bomb... enjoyable, but perhaps a bit too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
Benzai (16928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle @ home. A tad unclear amber-ish color, medium sized off-white to beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel, raisins. Taste malts, raisins, some alcohol, somewhat sweet and somewhat [alcoholic] bitter. Meh, overall I could drink this yeah for sure, but I think it's quite a bad "abt/quadrupel" stylewise.

4.2
mjmoen (628) - - OCT 27, 2017
B. Pours a rusty orange color with white head. Has a Full body and Rich flavors.

3.9
gringo332 (649) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2017
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!

4
chadski (177) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Malty alcohol aroma. Light, airy head that dissipates quickly. Sweet, balanced flavor of red fruits. Light-bodied.


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