RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass. Huge light brown frothy head that turns rocky and lasts the entire time with excellent lacing. Beer is a murky deep orange/brown color and bottle conditioned. Very high carbonation when opening. Good balance of malt and hops aroma, with a fruit raisin & fig smell and light yeast. Initial flavor is sweet that quickly turns very bitter as the hops kick in. Body is medium with an oily feel and high carbonation. Leaves a metallic and alcohol taste in the mouth. My first quad and a bit of a shock! Will drink again though.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (928) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with sediment floating around and a large, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, prune, raisin, spice, alcohol and yeast. Sweet flavour of overripe fruit, caramel malt, spice and warming alcohol in a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1082) - POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2016 Piana żłta, sycząca, gruba i nietrwałaa. Barwa miedziano bursztynowa, mętna, z pływającymi kawałkami drożdży. Aromat zdecydowanie zdominowany brązowym cukrem i kandyzowanym owocami, do tego tradycyjnie rodzynki, daktyle, figi, jakiś likier morelowy, landrynki, zioła... W smaku jest fajna słodycz, faktycznie taka kandyzowana, jest całe spektrum suszu, karmelu, melasy, jest rozgrzewający alkohol w likierowej postaci i nieco przypraw na finiszu. Goryczka nieduża, lekko migdałowo głogowa. Wysycenie drobne, niskie do średniego (możliwe, że jeśli się piwa nie odgazuje przed otwarciem to jest średnie lub wysokie), bardzo przyjemne w odczuciu - trochę oleiste, trochę "mięsiste", przede wszystkim aksamitne.
Przyjemny quad, dość grzeczny, nieskomplikowany, nieco "cukrowy", dość słodki, ale to ostatnie akurat mi odpowiada, bo wytrawność w tym stylu to zło.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (713) - HUNGARY - NOV 19, 2016
Mindig rdekes lmnyt nyjt, amikor egy nem belga ital szolgltat autentikusnak hat belga lmnyt, klnsen pedig akkor, ha trtnetesen egy amerikai főzetről beszlnk. gy trtnhetett, hogy ez a tkletes belga mondandval felruhzott kansas-i quadrupel is ppoly lenyűgzőnek hatott, mint a szmomra oly kedves belga trsai. Rubinos reflexeket megcsillant teste, vattacukor-habja, simogat illatfoszlnyai igen kedvező előjelknt rtelmezhetőek, a megnyugtat aszalvnyos, fűszeres, gumicukros aromk mindenfle j sejtetői. Pezsgő, lnk teste hamarosan csendesedik kiss, egyre mlyebb vlik a tartalom, kiteljesednek a korianderes, trffeles, medvecukros, datolys, csemegekosaras zjegyek. Kenyrhjas malta, soksznű lesztő, cspősks alkoholftyol, mind-mind kellemes percek ksrői voltak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2339) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2016
$3.10 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours hazy brownish-red with a large orange-tinted beige bead. Aroma is black cherry, banana, yeast, bubblegum, raisin, and grass. Flavor is very similar with a hell of a bite at the end! Bitter cherry, bubblegum, yeast, raisin, grass, apple, toffee, glue, and alcohol. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bassbug66 (48) - - NOV 4, 2016
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... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2861) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Brick red with tan head. Caramel, toffee, dark ripe fruit, faint chocolate, and a noticeable boozy note as it finishes. Medium bodied. Lovely quad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theviolet (185) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is wonderful and everything I wanted - lightly roasted malt - deep and nutty. Very light alcohol aroma. Flavor is amazing - medium body with lots of sweet toast. Feels full and pleasant on the palate. Fantastic beer - glad I grabbed 2 bottles.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
safphoto (3) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2016 does not count
This beer reminded me quite a bit of Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel. Not quite as good as my favorite beer, Rochefort 10, but still quite good and will definitely get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (279) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
I wont make to the Sixth Glass...high ABV though not highly detectable. A bit cloudy, copper appearance. A little sweet...no bitter, laces nicely. Bit of a bite at the end...clean though and as I stated not a bit of bitterness. A good quad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4327) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Style et rsum: Quadrupel bouchonne.
Comment: Bouteille de 750ml bouchon de lige.
Description: Une liquide cuivre avec une mousse beige. Une bouche avec du caramel, toffee et elle est lgrement pice. Une bouche mince aux saveurs discordantes avec du toffee mlang avec du bouchon de lige et de salet.
Note: 6/10


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