RATINGS: 1104   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with a light orange hue and an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddled film and medium collar with fair runny lacing. The aroma was of a sweet dark bread malt and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, candi sugar and dark fruit (raisons, figs and plums). The taste was a smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel from the beginning, and then become quite a bit yeasty with a strong dark fruit presence and a light alcohol ending. The flavor was short in duration following the swallow, with a lightly sweet fruitiness resting on the taste buds along with a mild alcohol warming sensation. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a nice lively carbonation. Overall this is one of the most balanced and tasty Strong Ales I have had in quite a while. So much so that there is hardly any indication of the high ABV this brew possesses. Props to this brewer for another superb beer... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1073) - 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 (2327) - 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 (2849) - 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 (4323) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (5265) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Une bire brune qui dveloppe un col mousseux plus ou moins pais et plus ou moins tenace. Au nez, lhabituel quad amricaine qui exhibe une grosse base malte avec des nuances de sucre candi/dorge, un effet dalcool pour couper la sensation des crales et une prsence liquoreuse fruite. Au got, lalcool est bois, fruit et doux par les malts roux. En bouche, voil un corps qui est plutt mince. La finale se fait sur un alcool amer ainsi que sur une impression que je qualifierais de terreuse ( dfaut dtre incapable didentifier cet arrire-got particulier). (07-2015) Plus ou moins intressante. Peut-tre a-t-elle mal vieillie?


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