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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It was 2011 when we first released Two Tortugas Belgian Quad as our holiday ale. It was supposed to be a one-time release for the holidays, but your feedback demanded otherwise. Six batches and numerous medals later, our Belgian Quad is back in all its original glory. Two Tortugas has aromas of dark fruit and caramel, with a slight hint of bubblegum from the Belgian Abbey yeast. This beer is robust and full-bodied with rich malty flavors of toffee, plums, and dates. Drink it now or lay it down Two Tortugas journey is just getting started.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On tap at Downey brewing it has a dark amber color. Not a strong aroma but what there is its toasted fruits. The taste has caramel and some honey to it, kind of like a candied sugar. In the end there there is more dark fruits. Texture is very rich with a smoothh finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thin white head. Aroma bubblegum, vanilla and banana bread. Taste is sweet, fruity, cherry, spicy, herbal and delicious. Im more impressed than I thought possible coming from Karl Strauss.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a dark orange in color. Really quite sugary sweet but not cloying at all. Seems a little weak for a quad but an interesting take for a Cali Christmas.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1937) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Very interesting Belgian style. Smells of cherries, and pours a deep red. Quite sweet taste of cherries and vanilla. But not too overwhelming. Sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bomber. Shared bottle on Christmas. Pours a dark brown, caramel color. Smells of toffee and dark fruits. A malt lovers dream, smooth on the palate will just a hint of the alcohol flavor lingering. If you like holiday barleywines then this the the beer for you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Ri9ch amber beer with a beige head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light banana, spice, and light alcohol. Caramel and yeast flavor with spice, banana, and frutiiness. Medium-plus bodied. caramel and yeast lingers with banana, spice, and frutiiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #13. Dark brownish red color with a beige head. Sweet aroma, brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Mild flavor at first, more dark fruits, molasses and a light roast bitterness, burnt sugar. (2077)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1840) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Clear amber/brown with minimal head and lace. Rich aromas of cherries, caramel, fig, and rum. Caramel came forward in the flavor profile, but the rum-soaked cherries were still strong. Burnt candy sugar and yeastiness give it a sense of authenticity I really wasnt expecting. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily mouthfeel, and a dark fruit sweetness in the finish. I was ready to smack this down for calling itself a quad, but as I worked through it, I came to really appreciate it. A rather pleasant surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3078) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bomber from Valley Farm. Deep ruby red in color. Sweet and fruity in the nose. Some candy and tropical fruit as well. Somewhat sweet and roasted flavors. A bit of alcohol as well. A pretty smooth sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazy bronze hued body with a decently sized tan head that slowly fades to a ring. Good lace and some alcohol legs left behind on the sides of the glass. Aromas are strongly estery and malty. Lots of banana, even at a distance. Caramel, grainy, light chocolate, alcohol, grand manier, and pears. No hops aromas to speak of. Some caramelization. Flavors are alcohol forward, banana, light phenol (clove and some other spices), more esters, honey, malty, grainy, raisin-bran cereal, mild chocolate, orange essence/liquor. Ashy/dusty chocolate, mild table grapes. Complex if not scattered malt character. Light balancing bitterness. On the slightly sweet side overall. Alcohol is definitely there. Bigger body with medium-light carbonation. Warming. Pretty decent.


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