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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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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rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
A really solid big bodied maltfest. Really liked this brew. A bit of spices but really a powerpack of malts that are awesome!

3.9
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Bomber from Plaza Wine and Spirits in Mira Mesa: Chill haze dark caramel amber color with a medium, fading beige head. Aroma is toffee, raisin and prune. Flavor starts rich caramel and dark fruit with hints of dark rum followed a little cinnamon and a hint of clove with a light bitter finish balancing the rich start. Medium-full body is smooth and oily with moderate carbonation.

3.8
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
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. I’m more impressed than I thought possible coming from Karl Strauss.

2.9
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
monk191 (1978) - 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
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
bb (9268) - 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
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
RedSox2004 (1895) - 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 wasn’t 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.


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