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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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3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
750ml Bottle: Thanks waolsen! Aroma of yeast, malts, dark ripe fruits, light spices, slight raisins, light pepper, and slight candi sugar. Poured brown/deep amber/orange in color with a medium to large-sized, rough, sandpaper, beige head that lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of dark ripe fruits, rum soaked raisins, yeast, malts, caramel, slight chocolate, slight alcohol, slight cherries, and spices. Medium to full body. Viscous, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, caramel, malts, yeast, and spice finish is slightly dry. 10.5%ABV is pretty well hidden.

3.8
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2009
Murky brown with a nice light-brown head with excellent retention. of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and a moderate fruitiness including plum, raisin, and fig. Flavor is loaded with tons of depth. Deep caramel and honey glaze, with dark fruits but the alcohol presence is too overwelmng and unbalanced.

3.6
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Poured hazy brownish orange color with tons of carbonation. Aroma was wonderfully sweet malts. Flavor was rich malt, sugar, stone fruits and finished with a little banana aftertaste. A very solid brew.

4.1
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a large frothy light tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is sweet fruit with caramel and molasses. Good sticky lacing along the glass. The taste is a spicy pepper and sugary malt with a dry finish. Hides the alcohol well, a very good Quad from Boulevard.

4
RSRIZZO (2020) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Color is a murky brown with a hint of orange. Carbonation is very good with a soft off white head. Aroma of roasted caramel and yeast. Taste is light and sweet. Starting with a medium body it goes down easy with a light fluffy feel. Finish comes in with a light sweet fruity taste of pear, raisin and yeast then a touch of hops shows with a very light bitterness. After taste has a little alcohol showing as the flavors slowly fade. This is a good light Quadrupel with nice even flavors.

4.1
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle from South Bay. One of the best US-made Belgian styles I have ever had! A very pleasant surprise! Color is a too-light red-gold. Aroma is of sweet apple, oatmeal, and pure, sugary malt. Flavors are of those plus yeast, flour, semi-dark fruit and that Belgian quad sensation of drinking something light and dark. Very nuanced and as faithful as it gets here in the states!

3.8
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Tasty quad, for an american brewery anyways. Aroma is plums, candy sugar, figs, cloves and yeast. Flavor is complex with raisins, cloves, bananas, yeast, candy sugar, toffee and malt. Mouthfeel is carbonated and somewhat syrupy. Overall a nice representation of a quad.

3.9
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ilovedarkbeer. Poured a large rocky off white head over a hazy brown body. Notes of sweetbread, raisins and a hint of alcohol. Had a nice, creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Nose is brown sugar. Honey apples. Yeast. Little bit of chocolate and dark syrupy fruits. Taste is similar and very sweet. Mouthfeel is medium to thick and finish is on the shorter side.

3.4
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
At Heather’s. Dirty copper color with firm head that turned to light lace. Grass and hay on the nose, with earthy sweetness following. Raisins and vanilly in the mouth, turning to an earthy sharpness. Alcohol. Lots of hay. Good, not fantastic.


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