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Swinging Harry Tropical Quad - Mikkeller ApS

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Swinging Harry Tropical QuadSwinging Harry Tropical Quad

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BA SCORE
92
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 31
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration between Mikkeller and Cigar City, bottled by Mikkeller. This is described as a Belgian style ale brewed with Papaya and Mango and aged in Grand Marnier barrels. It's ingredients include water, malts, brewing sugar, Citra and Simcoe hops, papaya, mango, and brettanomyces claussii yeast.

(Beer added by: Jsenay on 07-31-2012)
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-03-2013 03:42:51 | More by bennetj17
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bbes347

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-13-2013 15:39:56 | More by bbes347
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-12-2013 02:34:42 | More by ajzy
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-07-2013 12:13:48 | More by Holland
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish dark brown, cloudy and complex, big brownish head.

Smells super sweet, cognac barrel is very noticeable, lots of complex sweet fruit, sugar. Smells awesome.

Taste is pretty similar! Complex blend of very sweet flavors, lots of tropical fruit, grape and lovely cognac character, this is extremely sweet but damn tasty.

Booze is pretty noticeable, but nice creamy and very rich mouthfeel, good carbonation, really nice overall.

I love this beer!

8.8/10

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:11:53 | More by AlexFields
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madnismo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-03-2013 02:49:54 | More by madnismo
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-01-2013 23:57:46 | More by Lare453
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-30-2013 22:14:29 | More by t0rin0
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-30-2013 18:12:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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LSMroz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-21-2013 04:08:19 | More by LSMroz
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.7%

03-07-2013 08:13:18 | More by dhbiker0889
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marqoid

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-03-2013 16:05:30 | More by marqoid
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with rudzud from a big tasting party a while back.

Pours a creamy brownish 1 finger head that fades slowly, with sticky lacing, mostly opaque mahogany copper brown color.

Nose is quite quad like, sweet malts, candi sugar, brown molasses and malts, plenty of cognac too, light vanilla oak barrel, light dank wood, an interesting tropical fruit aroma maybe the papaya but not really mango, fluffy biscuit caramel malts.

Taste starts with sweet brown malts, molasses, candi sugar, toffee, etc. Then Big Belgian brown malts, quad like for sure, plenty of warming and slightly tingly booze. Cognac come through with some booze as well but nice fruity cognac, sweet fruits, etc, and some vanilla and light woody barrel. Bitterness comes through with light spicy and tropical hops, and light tropical fruit again, very slightly mango and some papaya, and a light dankness. Just a hint of bready funk on the back end. Finish is still light, sweetness dries with some lingering booze, lots of chewy candi sugar, molasses candies, plenty of cognac and barrel, then finally mango, papaya, citrus poking through.

Mouth is big and complex, thick and rich, boozy but still drinks well with a little cognac heat, good carb all in all too.

Overall very complex, great, tasty, hides the booze well, nice malts, sweet flavors, barrel, cognac, tropical fruits as well. The wild Brett doesn't really come out yet, but I bet aging this will make it phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 02:59:55 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle of this with JLindros at his last whale tasting. Picked up at Hunger Mountain Co-op in VT. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a slightly hazy deep brownish chestnut hue with a one finger mocha head that just doesnt really go away. Leaves absurdly thick side lacing. Never before have I seen lacing like this. The glass is awash with it. Absolutely incredible.

S - Lots of cognac, sweet malts, light belgian notes, faint papaya, no mango though.

T - Hot cognac, barrel wood, sweet malts, molasses. Those are all strong and potent, after though citra hops try to come through along with dried fruits (papaya and mango) which linger heavily. No brett though....yet! Overpowered by alcohol heat.

M - Mouthfeel is not too hot surprisingly. 11%+ is pretty crazy. Drinks awesome for an 11.4% ABV beer, mild cognac heat, good carbonation.

O - Overall this was an absolutely delicious beer. Wanted to try this one since I first saw the label. Glad I have two more bottles.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 01:19:48 | More by rudzud
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jmgrub

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-27-2013 00:07:43 | More by jmgrub
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-26-2013 05:55:02 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his birthday tasting.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp yet sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but it's quite boozy and strong.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:42:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy red-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruit, candi sugar, grapefruit and citrus hops, oak, grand marnier Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, Brett, papaya, mango, and booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruits, candi sugars, papaya, mango, grapefruit and citrus hops, some hop bitterness, oak, grand marnier, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, some lightly funky Brett, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Excellent balance. Lots of interesting and different flavors that mix together very well.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 07:55:43 | More by ngeunit1
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beernads

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

01-25-2013 10:06:41 | More by beernads
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-12-2013 20:11:01 | More by spycow
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2013 02:38:55 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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Gobzilla

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown in color with burgundy highlights and a finger of brown head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: very tropical fruity aroma upfront with citrus orange notes, not really too much bretty funk to speak of but did have the grand marnier liquer barrel character, the booze was really coming through with brown sugar, toffee, and molasses sweetness.

T: sweetness consisting of brown sugar, molasses, toffee with a touch of vanilla was more apparent on the palate alongside papaya mango fruit accents, good grand marmier barrel character which added some good cognac dimension but was quite boozy and slight pear notes. The bretty funk was really muted in the flavor as well.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, booozy, tropical fruity, marnier barrel, citrusy and silky finish.

O: very good beer all around except it was a little too boozy for my liking. maybe a little time might do some justice to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 20:17:08 | More by Gobzilla
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CJS

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-20-2012 05:26:19 | More by CJS
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 4/12/12

A dark brown with red highlights when held to the light, nice large tan head starts off three fingers high and slowly falls to an island leaving lots of soapy lace, pretty sexy looking brew

S lots going on in this department, the tropical fruits work well, more papaya then mango and a little some caramel apple and faint citrus, loads of caramel, brown sugar and not the funk I was expecting after reading Brett on the bottle but there's some faint funky fruity notes. There's some woody notes from the barrel that mingle with all the other aspects, my only complaint is the booze needs too mellow

T more fruit and the caramel comes out heavy, a little more barrel and the booze that comes with it, fairly sweet and the booze is holding this one back

M thick and syrupy with good carbonation and its pretty sticky on the lips, the booze goes right to my chest, shes a little hot

O perhaps a little high here but I really liked this beer its really only the booze holding this one back, its an original concept and the fruit and barrel just compliment each other so well this was a good idea

I'm pretty pissed at myself for opening this one young, I could really see this becoming something absolutely amazing down the road. Oh well I enjoyed it today but I had my chance to stock up but at 30$ a bottle I only had the balls to buy one blind, oh well.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:15:40 | More by wordemupg
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Ravenacht

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-20-2012 20:41:06 | More by Ravenacht
Swinging Harry Tropical Quad from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.