Belgian-Style Quadruple - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -7.7%
On-tap at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ.
Pours a surprisingly clear dark ruby color with lighter ruby highlights. Head is one-finger of white foam that recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.
Smells of dark fruits mostly - raisins, plums, and figs - with a good amount of Belgian candi sugar.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Dark fruit flavors up front with an underlying sweetness. About halfway through the glass the sweetness intensifies a bit too much. The alcohol is very well hidden.
Mouthfeel is alright. It's a bit on the thin side, with solid carbonation.
Drinkability is alright. As I stated before, the sweetness gets to be a bit too much after a while.
Overall I was surprised at a number of things in this beer, the appearance, the taste, and the ABV when I was told what it was. This certainly isn't a beer one needs to avoid, but this is probably the least favorite of Port's beers that I've had.
03-30-2009 20:43:12 | More by glid02
4/5 rDev +2.6%
Draught, Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Cherrywood red color. Banana, dark red fruit, plum and dried cherry notes in the nose. Flavor has some depth and complexity to it, with hints of caramel, raisin and plum juice. Respectable, but basic example. My high score is because I find even average 11% quads very tasty.
03-16-2009 20:14:25 | More by Crosling
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
Dark brown color, pretty hazy, with a nice, espresso-looking head. The foam dies down really quickly, although the lace is nice.
I'm impressed with the depth, complexity and power of the nose. Good sign. Sweet molasses, toasted malt with some roast notes, oak, dark fruit, all very nice.
Quite a bit more reserved in the mouth than I was hoping. The carbonation doesn't do a whole lot, and the whole thing seems a little messy to me. The very best of this style do such a wonderful job of expanding in the mouth, but this one just sort of slides on through. Alcohol is very well hidden, but I'm not exactly sure how; the flavors don't seem to jump for me.
Pretty big malt attack, but not much sweetness. Really not overly bitter or astringent either. It just..is.
03-15-2009 17:23:18 | More by BretSikkink
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
A - Dark brown with very little tan head
S - Dark fruit (raisins) with some alcohol presence
T - High alcohol presence that burns a bit. Strong dark fruit taste
M - Medium body with medium high carbonation
D - One is pretty enjoyable. The carbonation makes it a little rough to drink and the alcohol is a little overwhelming
01-18-2009 23:12:48 | More by midaszero
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
10 ounce glass at the Carlsbad location on 10/24/08 for five dollars and some change, another great brew from Julian Shrago and one of the Pizza Port brewers
A-Dark amber color with some brown highlights, 3/4 bubbly light tan head that stands its ground, some retention, small amount of lacing
S-Belgian yeast, various sugary aromas, bananas, pears, toffee, apples, some spice, faint amount of alcohol, sweetness, caramel, and honey
T-First taste is various dark fruits, some honey in the middle, mild dry presence in the finish, also some warmth in the aftertaste but that is expected with its ABV, gets sweeter as it warms with more honey, caramel, and apples being the flavors that shine through, like how this had a slight chewy texture to it, really rounded out the taste and made it feel full, Belgian sugar really came to the surface by the end and an array of fruits were in full force, quite enjoyable
M-Sweet, slightly warm, and sugary mouthfeel, nice level of carbonation fitting for its style, medium to full bodied, taste lingered nicely for a few minutes
D-Could drink a couple glasses, then the eleven percent would catch up to me, booze are hidden for the most part, sweetness can be a bit heavy as it warms
One of the better quadrupels from an American brewer I have tasted, cannot imagine how much sugar went in to making this one, look forward to trying again once it is tapped at Beachwood BBQ in the near future, certainly recommended
10-28-2008 21:34:14 | More by Floydster
Belgian-Style Quadruple from Pizza Port Solana Beach
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.