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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after San Xavier del Bac, our Belgian-style quad is deep reddish amber in color, with the aroma of dried fruit, caramel, and a hint of peppery alcohol. It is brewed with piloncillo sugar and dark Belgian candi syrup for complexity. It’s perfect for those cold winter nights.

OG: 21.6 ºP, ABV: 9.7%, IBU: 32
Grist: Pis Malt, Pale Chocolate, Crystal 120, Piloncillo sugar, Dark Belgian Candi Syrup
Hops: Perle, Styrian Bobek, US Goldings

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3.5
Sammy (12852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Base beer ok. On tap at the source. Coconutvwood. Bigger mouthfeel.better in the rum and bourbon.

4.3
Arthree (50) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Poured from the tap at the brewery. Cloudy dark copper with a thick beige head that fades into a ring and leaves some lace behind. Aroma is bread, prunes, cotton candy, a hint of banana and cherry cough syrup. Taste is the same, starting off with a bit of heat from the alcohol which quickly gives way to dried fruity sweetness, some tart citrus zing and a lingering sticky, bready finish. A pretty standard quad.

3.7
beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pour dark auburn, dark reddish brown amber. Medium to large creamy beige head. Moderate fruity, ripe fruity, bubblegum, spices. Full body, moderately spiced, thankfully not syrupy. Good amount of sweetness and bitterness. Solid.

3.4
Lubiere (14196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
A hazed dark amber brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with candy sugar, dark fruits, plums and light molasses. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, licorice and molasses, candy sugar, curacao, very sweet and fruity. On tap at Angel’s Trumpet.

3.6
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruit, chocolate, nice caramel, toffee and molasses into some fig, raisin, dark sugars, brown sugar, some cake like sweetness as well. Taste is sweet dark cocoa, caramel and toffee into dark fruits, fig, raisin, candied fruits into some brown sugar, finishing very sweet.

4
maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Dark brown pour with a reddish tinge and small light tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, ripe fruit. Taste of brown sugar, malts, plums, figs and faint hop finish. Full bodied but a nice smooth mouthfeel, everything good about this beer, good job!

4
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
Pint on tap. I thought this was a nicely done beer--this is my favorite style so I’ll admit I’m a little biased. It’s a mahogany color, translucent with a small khaki head, semi-adhesive. The aroma is pleasant as well, sweet with some spices and alcohol, strong. I thought it was a nice medium body, not too syrup-y, and the taste wasn’t cloyingly sweet. I agree with other posters in that the complexity was there, but aging certainly wouldn’t hurt. Not bad for Tucson, AZ, but it won’t unseat the Belgian masters yet.

4
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
AZSBF. Nice reddish/brown pour, light colored head. Nice sweet malts up front with some good date, raisin, fig flavors. I get a hint of spice cake, light brown sugar. This is on the sweeter side, but very drinkable and very tasty. I really like this brewery.

3.9
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sampled @ AS Strong Beer Fest. Dark mahogany pour with some chestnut and garnet at its edges. Nice latte foam. Chocolate-covered raisin, prune, fig, Belgian yeast, honey-baked biscuit, peppery spice, and brown sugar. A tad on the sweet side but not overly cloying. Alcohol is present but isn’t distracting. Pretty good!

4.1
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Sampled at Arizona Strong Beer Fest, 2013. Abbey Quad; good. Not as carbonated as a true Belgian. Good fruity flavor but perhaps a bit too sweet. Would make an excellent dessert beer, oddly enough.


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