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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3rd April 2012
Hazy deep amber beer. Tidy pale tan head - bubbly. Semi dry palate. Rich caramel and dried fruits. Mild aniseed alcohol. Mild banana and bubblegum esters. Semi dry finish that is mildly warming. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16595) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss, pours a clear amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out toffee, bready malt and light Christmas spices. Flavour is bold, with lots of dark fruits, bready caramel malt, sticky toffee and spices. Not an authentic quad but its really nicely done. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap @ Uncle Henrys Deli. Lightly hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet raisin, plum, and banana. Lots of caramel and brown sugar notes. A bit of chocolate and toasted bread...maybe some booze. Flavor is quite sweet as well. Bit time dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel. Chocolate syrup, toast, and bananas. Mild yeast, alcohol, and clove spiciness. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14868) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred can fix ya up! Pours dark ruddy copper with no head. Aroma is dark fruit with touches of treacle and light spice. Smooth aroma. Full bodied. No trace of heat. Flavors of darkish fruit, touch of treacle, and a fair amount of grapeish malt. Some warming does show in the finish. Amazingly gracious ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, banana, light vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of raisins, caramel, grain, cocoa, sassafras, toffee, clove, and banana.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
CBC on tap-pours copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-caramel, spme spice. Taste is dark fruit, medium malt-caramel, spme spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"a surprisingly excellent holiday ale. not that KS isnt decent, but i had my odubts about a quad. on one hand, those doubts are legit. this in no way is like the traditional belgian "quads"...rochefort, bernardus...the color falls somewhere between the golden Stoic and darker belgians, and the aroma and flavor are more cinnamon and vanilla than belgian yeastiness, though some dark fruit is present too. the only beer i;ve had like this one is 21st Ammendment Monks Blood (which is pretty dang good) so i have to give this its due. not what i expected, but VERY tasty, and hides the abv about as well as any beer ive ever had."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9973) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at City Beer. Nose of caramel, some spice, plums, fig, cherry. Dark brown. Sweet flavor, honey, molasses, lots of dried fruit. Boozy but smooth. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9955) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with no head and a sweet fruity aroma. There is a hearty sweet dark malt flavor with some plum and a warm alcohol trail.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
Good dense yellow head; red-brown beer with lively carbonation. Wood, caramel, shoecream, and again this "Crme Anglaise", this time in the nose. Sweet and fruity character, caramel and red grapes, ashes. Well carbonated, medium to well-bodied; Very good and rich Belgian strong dark ale.


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