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RATINGS: 1098   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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3.8
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle via a very generous trader some months ago. Pours purplish. Lots of carbonation. Nose of dark fruits, raisin, fig, molasses, brown sugar. Taste of candy sugar, fig, raisin and brown sugar. Some light oak.

3.8
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2010
750 mL bottle shared at Footbalm’s - Pours an amber color with medium sized light tan head. Aroma is oaky, with notes of vinegar, salt, burnt caramel, apples, cherries. Flavor is malty, nutty, notes of caramel, oak. Finish is fairly sweet.

4.2
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle. Fantastic Quad. Recommendation from a co-worker who is from Kansas, but isn’t a beer guy. Loved the bottle art.. probably would have picked it up just on looks alone. Pours a deep amber-brown color. Smells like heaven.. tons of sweet dark fruitsm raisins and plum. Very well balanced sugars, fruit and a tad bit of floral. Snuck up on me even though I was expecting it.. made for a very interesting work dinner following..

4
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2010
750 from Market of Choice. Brownish Red pour with a huge off-white head that sticks around for ages. Smells of dark fruit, booze, yeast, caramel and bread. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, pepper, yeast, booze and a surprising amount of grapefruit and other bitter fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, nice alcohol burn. Delicious beer.

3.6
Sledutah (7795) - Utah, USA - AUG 30, 2010
750ml bottle shared by footbalm, thank man
Appearance: Pours dark amber with a nice off-white head with good lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Dark fruits, sweet malts and candy
Taste: Sweet malts, fruits, caramel and spices
A nice quad.

4.1
tpseabird (29) - Dickinson, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours amber with a huge creamy head. Heavy sweet Belgian yeast nose w/some lacing. Very sweet, Cherry, and peach notes. A very light alcohol carry after each drink. Clean palate. Fantastic beer!

3.5
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a off white head. Has Belgian yeast and slight fruit smell. Has a candied sugar, dark fruit taste with a little warming on the end.

4.2
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Got this as an amazing extra in a trade with wnoble. Pours a murky bownish-reddish-orange with a huge head which never got below a half finger of off white. Lacing was lasting but thinner. Nose was dark fruit, some alcohol and yeast, grapefruit and spices. Taste was complex and very tasty - starting with dark fruit, moving to sweet cinnamon, grapes and dates with notes of chocolate and a wonderful interplay with sweet and bitter and alcohol warming at the end. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, almost chewy and well carbonated. Alcohol is whew - there, in feel and in effect. Definitely a sipper. Liked this a lot and can imagine it would be even more wonderful if I had the discipline to have cellered this longer. Try this!

4
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 Via trade with Blutt59.Rerate on 04/14/14. Aroma is belgian yeast, spicy, cherries, candi sugar, booze. The appearance is a lovely red/brown, huge biege head. The flavor is spicy, yeasty, candied plums, cherries. Some alcohol burn after a second or two. The finish is spicy, booze warming. The body is medium, substantial carbonation. Very nice representation of the style. I’ve really grown to love this style. Thanks, Bob.

3.6
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
bottle from my dude adam. pours a hazy brownish red with a big foamy beige head. notes of sweet caramel, candied sugar, rumcake, dates, and booze. not bad. tastes of boozy rum fruit. boozy, sweet, and fruity. warms the soul. not bad!


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