Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Belgian Style Quadruple Ale

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged Quad is brewed in the spirit of collaboration. We combine traditional techniques and ingredients like Belgian candi sugar with American innovation and experimentation by the use of bourbon barrels.

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tonyreynes (2) - - NOV 16, 2017 does not count
Not quite what I expected. Strong knows with those fruit and Caramell. Not a particularly strong finish. But I think I could get to like it I will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
CBBeerz (71) - - NOV 12, 2017
Another great barrel aged brew from central waters. Poured from a 12oz bottle. Ruby reddish color with some carbonation that settles out. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, bourbon, & dark fruits. Taste mimics aroma. Smooth mouthfeel of cherry & vanilla forward with bourbon aftertaste. Small amount of heat. Drink barely chilled for full flavoring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
alassio (99) - USA - NOV 5, 2017
It has a potent nose, but it has a somewhat thin palate. It has intriguing plum, tree bark, prune, aromatics and bitterness, but also a touch of dishwater soapyness. I would LOVE to enjoy this more than I do, but I don't. I think it basically needs more heft on the palate, and maybe a touch more sweetness/richness. For a quad, it just seems to fall down on the job.

3.6
cards04 (2917) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2017
The aroma is great in this. Vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit. The flavours don't live up to it though.. The booze masks most of the nuances of the quad, and it finishes kind of watery which is disappointing. It's good.. Not great.

3.9
MNAle (226) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Ruby brown, slight carbonation. Short tan head that quickly becomes a bubbly ring. Aroma is sweetish bourbon, dark fruit, and alcohol. Thick feel. Sweet boozy taste, bourbon and dark fruit flavor, perhaps a bit of chocolate, very smooth and malty, definite woody barrel. Slightly bitter and some mild alcohol in the aftertaste, but not objectionable, especially considering the ABV. Sweet, fruity, bourbon... excellent sipping beer.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10800) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2017
12 oz bottle from Seeswoo shared with phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy caramel brown color with a medium sized yellowish beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toasted malts, dark fruity character, figs, Belgian yeast, a nutty character, interesting combination of flavors.

2.6
phoner2 (46) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2017
all I taste is boozy brown sugar and spice, was hoping for more complex taste, not my favorite.

3.8
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2017
12 oz. bottle via alexsdad06 and seeswo - thanks, Chris and Brad! Pours a cloudy copper-amber with a small beige head that settles into a thin ring and spots of film. Notes of dates, figs, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, fruitcake, vanilla, candied nuts, banana chips, wood, and dry spicy grains. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, warming mouthfeel. Good BA quad.

3.8
tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to a fest sampler showing a cloudy, brownish amber color, with modest, off white foam that diminished quickly to a persistent ring & film, and light spots of lacing. The nose was syrupy sweet, caramel & malt, barrel induced vanilla, subtle spice, and dark/dried fruit. The taste was similar notes, medium+ bodied, with low carbonation, a bit of stickiness to the mouthfeel, some bourbony booze, and moderate earthy & tannic bitterness. A decent Quad that was pleasantly fruitier than most.

3.7
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is raisin, brown sugar, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Slick body, caramel, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, nice sweetness, very good.


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