Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Alken, Belgium


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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
French version brewed by Kronenbourg.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1714) - Gteborg, - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle at Titos cafe, Georgioupolis, Crete. Reddish copper with a smaller beige head. Aroma: fruity, also dried fruits, ripe pears, syrup, red berries. Taste: dried fruits (of both the dark and exotic kind), sweet, light boozy, ripe pears and red apples, cherries in liqueur. Quite full-bodied. A pretty nice quad that doesnt feel too heavy in the Greek heat. Doesnt compete with the better ones though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (557) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2017
Clear brown liquid, large head. Semi fruity aroma, with hints of oak. Medium body, hardly any carbonation. Taste is sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (1348) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Piana obfita, średnio trwała. Barwa miedziana, klarowna. Aromat lekko kwaskowy, troszkę owocw, karmelu, rodzynek, starego chmielu i gwoździ. W smaku dość słodkie, są figi, kandyzowane owoce, karmel, mid, lekka kwaskowość suszonej żurawiny, średnia do niskiej, ziołowo pestkowa goryczka. W posmaku znw wyraźny skunks i solidna żelazistość. Wysokie wysycenie, wodniste, z lekkim alkoholowym pieczeniem w odczuciu.
Jeden ze słabszych quadw, jakie dane mi było degustować na blogu, a liczne wady nie pomagają. Budzi skojarzenia z gorszymi warkami Gulden Draak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michael27 (1783) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 14, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Hndlerlieferung). Klares Braun mit stark entwickelter Schaumkrone im Glas. Alkohollastige Malzigkeit. Der industrielle Charakter schaut durch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidf93 (95) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 22, 2017
Orangey see through colour, good amount of lacing. Oak cherry smells, some carbonation. Light medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (1829) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
Dicker Sauerteig im Gesicht. Der Belgier mit Kreuzkmmelatem. Krass oversweatet, Korpus zu schlapp, BCWishes ohne Grund... Als Quad einen Enttuschung. 0,33l Bottle im DE BRABANTSE AAP in Amsterdam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (1249) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2017
Trbes braun, schner cremiger schaum, Geruch nach Malz und Weinbrand etwas suerliche in Hauch Vanille , Geschmack ist recht fruchtig mit Rosinen etwas s sehr reife Banane etwas alkoholisch Weinbrand, eigentlich ganz lecker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (222) - Taverny, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
I do like Grimbergen beers, despite the fact they tends to use more artificial and exotic elements to difference themselves from others. I heard about this one from my local "beertender", apparently a strong one. Difficult to believe at first, but seeing its average score on ratebeer, I had to try it, especially after I bought one for a friend without knowing what it worth. Well, this was good indeed. Strong hints of caramel and spices, high alcohol level and much deeper taste than other Grimbergen products. A pleasant surprise. Still not on the same level as my favorite abbey beers but definitely APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rotaldinho (188) - Paris, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2016
Clear ruby-brown with a medium, foamy, beige head Mold, strawberries ,red grapes, sugar, cherries, caramel medium carbonation, alcohol noticeable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banzale (271) - FRANCE - DEC 21, 2016
Acheter tabac&co palais des bires dans famiflora dottignies. Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur bronzatre (acajou) avec des jolie reflet ruby. Petit col de mousse trs lger en surplomb . Au nez : cest fruite type raisin des vignes, sensation dalcool type liquoreux comme muscadet /porto. En bouche : un peu liquoreux en effet puissance de l alcool ! Porto sans doute . Fruit raisins de vignes, prune et cerise kirsch ! Assez simple en fin de bouche et longueur plutt moyenne . Un peu dommage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VueltaBirrista (98) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
De un marrn terroso tan denso que con poca luz parece totalmente negro. La cabeza de espuma es generosa, persistente y menos cremosa que otras cervezas tipo Abada. Si ponemos en una balanza Aroma/Sabor su sabor gana por goleada. En nariz es aparece algo de cereal y fruta. En cambio es en boca donde despliega todo su potencial: caramelo tostado, fruta madura y toda su carga alcohlica y gran cuerpo.

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