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Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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This Quadrupel is brewed with 6 different types of malts. We used nitrogen instead of CO2 for a better result. Nitrogen causes a rounder taste and a better mouthfeel.

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3.6
tfredvik (2141) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2018
8 - 5 - 7 - 3 - 13
Pours a very deep brown body with a creamy, very dense, very long-lived, tan head that never shrinks beyond a healthy layer. Beautiful! Malty, yeasty, fruity, sweet and quite strong aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet generic fruity notes, dark dried fruits, candi sugar, and chocolate, with liquorice in the back. Strong flavour with notes of Belgian yeast, chocolate, generic sweet fruits, dark dried fruits, candi sugar, and alcohol, with coffee, sweet caramel and dark caramel in the back. Moderate sweet taste with not much bitterness in the long finish. Full body, smooth texture, very soft carbonation. A fun one! But does the nitro make it a better brew? Nah... It looks nice, though.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 20 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]

3.6
JefVerstraete (3934) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2018
Bottle from Mr.Hop.Dark brown colour, very creamy beige foam.Nose of chocolate, red fruit, roasted malts, caramel. Taste is rather sweet, some metallic notes, sweet caramel. Not very bad.

3.1
RexTalionis (3882) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2018
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Ripe dark fruityness and sweetness in aroma. Feels quite thin. Raisins and brown sugary sweetness in taste. Slightly metallic notes too. In a way I like this though.

3
ABUSEDGOAT (2994) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2018
Dark reddish brown with a tan creamy head. Aroma of steel, plum, raisin, fig, yeast, sugar, alcohol. Medium to full bodied, metallic with sugary dark fruit notes. The best analogy I have for this beer is attempting something stupid and then failing at it.

4
thellgren (1230) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2018
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. I missed the nitro experience since I didn't read the instructions, but this is excellent even without it. Taste is complicated - creamy, sweet and sour at the same time. Abbey ale with some wild yeasts.

4.1
superspak (6634) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2018
330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 8/23/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy nearly opaque dark brown color with a small dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, prune, fig, date, black cherry, apricot, red apple, red grape, licorice, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of banana, pepper, clove, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/light spicy yeast and dark/bready/light roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, prune, fig, date, black cherry, apricot, red apple, red grape, licorice, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of banana, pepper, clove, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light peppery yeast spiciness, herbal/roast bitterness, and yeast tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruit, black cherry, apricot, red apple, red grape, licorice, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, banana, pepper, clove, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light spicy yeast and dark/bready/light roasted malt flavors; with a nice malt and tart/spicy yeast balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering tart/spiciness. Mild carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming alcohol for 11.5%. Overall this is an awesome quadrupel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light spicy yeast and dark/bready/light roasted malt flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV; with the mildly spicy/tart/drying finish. Definitely a unique experience. Never had anything other than stouts on a nitro format that I can recall. It definitely works really well. Extremely rich and complex; with awesome balance between fruity yeast and dark/bready/light roasted malt sweetness. On the sweeter side of the quad spectrum than I typically prefer, but I was a big fan of this. A really enjoyable offering, and great style example.

3.6
witthatsbier (619) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2018
33cl bottle pours a dark brown thick beige head Aroma sweet malt sour tones Taste bit sour bit sweet malt so nothing special

3.1
stevoj (6209) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle from Boise Co-Op. Dark brown pour, small ring of beige head. Nitro? Not seeing it. although there is a slightly creamy consistency. Aroma is more roasty than fruity. Taste too is more roast grains and chocolate, little of the yeast or plum notes you usually get. It actually tastes more like a stout. A little sweetness at the end saves it, but its a stretch.

3
TBone (19173) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2018
Bottled 330ml (Alko web)
Opaque brown colour, nice creamy brownish nitro head. Sweet licorice and vanilla sugar in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweet licorice, raisins, dates, brown sugar. Malty but unpleasantly sweet. Not very complex for this ABV either. A bit like Kasteel of same strength.

3.5
Finn (8743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2018
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Sentrum. Nå også med bruksanvisning for kvelling: Hardt mot bunnen av glasset. Ga et øl med bra utseende - og brunt skum som omdannes raskt til en lysebrun topp. Ellers var ølet svart/ultradyprød. Teppelacing. Aroma av sjokolade & sherry. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken mandler, tørr kaffe & sjokolade. Litt tørr alkoholisk ettersmak.


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