Micah_M (10) - - OCT 25, 2017 TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear yellow orange with a clingy white head. Nose is soft toffee, grass and orange peel. Silky medium body, a touch sticky, with a warming buzz. Taste is orange honey, mandarins, grass and pine. The hops help keep the rich sweetness from taking over.
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2017 Rerate: bottle from Mary & Graham, 10-25-17
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Bottle from Highland 1-25-16 jb (3499) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Booze bomb. Alcohol not well hidden, heavy burn in back of throat. Muted fruit and grain nose. Seems like a tripel gone quad not in the quad way but a higher booze tripel way. e.g. aren't quads supposed to be dark? obxdude10 (2395) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2017
This beer is sensational! It’s so complex, it may take the entire time to drink the bottle to write up the review. There is so much going on in this beer. I purchased a bomber from the Foodery in Phoenixville. The beer pours a clean, golden color with a thick, pillowy white head. The head leaves a beautiful, thick lace of foam around the inside of the glass. The nose was extremely inviting, with complex notes of floral and fruity hops, alcohol, dark fruit, yeast, red grapes and some lightly toasted malt. The description says it’s "easy drinking" and "light bodied," but it’s not really close. You’re gonna wanna take your time, sip and savor it. The body is still as thick as a "standard" Belgian quad, so it doesn’t go down all that easy. This beer definitely packs a punch. As a side note on price, it’s a steal at around $12. Back to the actual beer, with the complex flavors. There’s a ton of hops, with notes of oranges, passionfruit, a hint of grapefruit and some woody notes. I also got some flavors of alcohol, like sherry or bourbon. There’s also some darker fruit flavors, like currants and red grapes. Overall, this is a fantastic beer, one that all of you should go and get if you have the chance. tgncc (3157) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2017
The appearance is clear, light amber, fluffy yellow head. The aroma is pepper, fruit. The flavor is pepper, fruit, medium/thick in body. The finsih is spicy, peppery. Nice. Not a quad though. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2017
A very quad-looking BSA, off-orange and thin headed, with leathery aromas and some tangerine and orange and lemon peel. Bitter and dry, with a great amount of bittering hops for a quad.
hman43 (1974) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2017
It pours clear golden with a white head that has moderately low head retention. The aroma is of barnyard and leather. There is a strong mix of peaches and some low citrus mixed in. The flavors bring out the peaches with a complex mixture from the barnyard and leather. There is a low background note of grain and citrus. It also has a low sherry like element with it. In spite of the ABV it has a moderate body. The aftertaste is moderately bitter with the earthly elements intertwined. It has strong alcohol warming, but it not hot. Overall, this is a complex Belgian ale with strength that is easy to consume because of the lack of a hot alcoholic feel to it. cwill (113) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Golden pour into a tulip glass with a thin white head. Minimal semi-foamy lacing. The smell takes on sweet tropical fruits, apricot, light grassiness blending nicely. Dry citrus aftertaste and quick semi-boozy finish. Different, but tasty. onceblind (11511) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Clear and golden, so, really weird color given my expectations. Light rocky white cap. Smooth boozy golden malt aroma with a bit of Belgian candy sugar and leafy European dry hop additions. Crisp yet thick malty golden toast flavor that’s full and a touch boozy, with a boring Belgian golden malt finish. Just alright. nealblind (2052) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2017
clear gold pour. Aroma citra peaches. Tastes raisins sulfur big peaches big booze. Upturns of bitter. Clashy and underwelming and confusing. Creamy fizzy palate hopdog (13525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2016
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, fruity, some yeast, and floral hops. Too easy to drink for 13% and easily finished the whole bottle myself.