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Quarta Runa - Birrificio Montegioco

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89
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birrificio Montegioco visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-inspired ale brewed with fresh peaches.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-11-2006)
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homerman9


4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 23:02:42 | More by homerman9
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-06-2014 03:00:13 | More by mportnoy
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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

Poured into a Great Divide tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with hints of gold and a fine one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma is almost all fresh peaches, with thints of caramel malt. Peachy. Flavor is dry light peach, light wheat, slight tartness. Medium body with good carbonation. This is kind of a one dimensional ale, with little other flavors than the peach and the light wheat, but it is so differeent and well done that it is still an interesting and unusual treat to drink. Drier than a fruit lambic. The peach in the flavor is not quite as fresh as the aroma, but the nose is fabulous. Glad I ran across this.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 03:01:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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RockAZ

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-15-2014 16:39:20 | More by RockAZ
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justinmartz

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma of PEZ candy. Never smelled anything like this before in a beer. Fresh peaches and sugar are tempered with a 7% ABV and some light hopping. Perfect carbonation with a persistent, sturdy head that follows each sip into your mouth. This beer has the right amount of dextrins and body for a "fruit" beer.

Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 06:11:36 | More by justinmartz
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Fcolle2

Illinois

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

Pours hazy golden in color with a big finger and a half white fizzy head

Smell is malt forward with a bright sweet peach aroma that works nicely with the sweet caramel malt and rich grainy aromas. Little to no hop presence.

First sip is lighter then expected but not in a bad way. Malt has some faint grain and straw flavors that are balanced out by a moderately sticky sweet peach fruit flavor. A little bit of bready yeast is present near the end and in the exhale.

Mouthfeel is light crisp ad refreshing. High carbonation is balanced with a fruit and malt stickiness.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 00:11:39 | More by Fcolle2
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-24-2014 23:31:36 | More by ystazi
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-14-2014 04:52:03 | More by Lehighace06
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

New batch? Didn't see a date on the 12oz bottle served at Alla Spina in Philadelphia. Pricey.

Pours a light golden, plenty of bubbly head. Smell is ripe and very peachy, mix of earthy fresh peaches and a sweeter, juicy peach note. Loads of peaches. Peaches. Did I mention peaches?

Flavor carries through the peach notes, sweet and earthy, light tartness with spritzy carbonation, a little too much so, could be a little more depth to this (maybe a bit more malt body, though I think the carbonation is hindering what could be a smoother balance here), light and refreshing, enjoyable.

Worth the price? Probably not, but a really enjoyable, unique beer. Did I mention peaches?!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 15:07:21 | More by ritzkiss
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-28-2013 20:30:10 | More by bennetj17
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-17-2013 23:42:27 | More by wdarcy77
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-16-2013 00:47:41 | More by TriageStat
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2013 18:24:05 | More by GRG1313
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-25-2013 05:24:55 | More by GeoffreyM
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is cloudy dark amber with an off white tight head. Very fruity in the nose, orange peel and peach skin, slightly green and a touch dusty. Huge peach, really tastes like the first bite of a fresh fuzzy peach. Very singular with an earthy peach pit note in back. Medium body, soft palate, great carbonation. This is refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 15:29:22 | More by cpetrone84
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was discounted due to age. Popped up on the shelf 3 years ago and was the only one left. @ $4.99/750ml I couldn't resist.

For lack of a better term, it's a yellow peachy color -very cloudy. Stark white head that holds well, composed of fine bubbles.

Peaches!!! The smell is amazing. Soft graininess. Clean smelling yeast w/ a bit of tartness & intense peaches. Really outstanding aroma.

I was honestly not expecting to like this beer as much as I do. Peaches shine in the flavor profile. Tartness from yeast and fruit give a slight pucker to the sip. A touch sweetness left over from fermentation (really the only downside). Very fruity - fruit kicks in at the end of the sip and lingers for an aftertaste. I imagine they use juice in a secondary fermentation, because the white wine/fruit flavor is incredibly dominant and fresh tasting.

Mouthfeel is great. I assume lots of wheat from creamy- slightly chewy texture and cloudy appearance. I wasn't expecting the tartness. The acidity is pleasantly stimulating. Dryness and carbonation lend a refreshing impression. Although once the carbonation wears off it is much less appealing (sweet). Super unique, tasty, and fun to drink.

I recommend enjoying in the sun and/or heat. Definitely a summer day brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 22:28:00 | More by mlazzaro
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-18-2012 08:04:45 | More by chrispoint
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-25-2011 21:15:20 | More by Rochefort10nh
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2011 23:13:44 | More by JAHMUR
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a chardonnay glass. This beer is a clear gold with a fizzy white head. Looks nice. Displays a bit of shimmer when swirled.

S: The nose is dominated by aromas of ripe peaches and sparkling wine. I could not help thinking that it smells almost like a bellini.

T: A fruity, tart entry gives way to graceful notes of butter cream, ripe peach, champagne, vanilla, and minerals. Finishes with a sustained flourish of peach and vanilla flavors. Very drinkable.

F: Full-bodied with a thick, firm, luscious mouthfeel. Not too heavy. Nicely balanced.

O: This is really an excellent strong pale ale. I recommend it highly.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 21:16:03 | More by mrfrancis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a fizzy and hazy orange color. The smell was a little funky and sweet at the same time. I liked the taste ofthe beer quite a bit. It was more sweet than sour. I enjoyed the refreshing peach flavor it had. The mouthfeel was highly carbonated and lively. It's an interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 02:05:54 | More by Knapp85
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mclaughlindw4

Maine

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

Picked up a bottle marked down for ten dollars. Now I will drink the whole thing to my head. Smells peachy. Looks a very light cloudy golden color. This is quite dry and quite fruity. A touch too much fruit but delicious, refreshing, and definetely worth ten dollars but probably not twenty (well maybe not). The belgian notes are there but the whole thing seems a little thin. Hard to believe this is 7 percent. Perhaps something happened to the bottle to make it cost ten dollars. Overall it is quite good I would like to try more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 00:53:57 | More by mclaughlindw4
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy pale orange. Really beautiful color. Slight head when poured, but then absolutely nothing afterwards except for a slight "island" of bubbles on top.

Smell: Fruit characters are very evident. The sweetness of the peaches jump out at you like you just opened up a can of them. Very fresh smelling.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Man that is great. It's a combination of a lighter Belgian pale ale, a fruit beer and a sour. The showcase of this one is the peaches. Has a light and dry body. It's got some sweetness to it, but it's not as overwhelming as you would think. The aftertaste has a sour kick to it. Very tasty.

Drinkability: If the price on this wasn't so expensive, I would drink it often, but as it is, this one is for special occasions. This is a very drinkable beer and a unique one from this Italian brewing company. Excited to see other offerings from them.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 05:07:56 | More by July2Nov
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BeerNemesis

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quarta Runa | 750 ml. | 7.0% ABV | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Glass: White wine glass

Presentation:
Great beige and peach wrapping paper.

Appearance:
Delightfully hazy, light amber body with a wispy white head.

Aroma:
Soft, fuzzy peaches come through as well as some barnyard funk.

Taste:
Dry wheat flavor streaked with peaches and asian pear. Pleasant, chalky bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

Harmony:
The peach flavor is terrific: vibrant, fresh, but tempered.

Would I get it again?:
Yes.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 04:23:54 | More by BeerNemesis
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 12/29/2009. Bottle from Ginger Man. Pours a clear light orange/yellow with no real head. Aroma is straight-out peaches with some light musty funk. Flavor is also quite peachy with some light sugary sweetness too. Great fruit beer! I'm especially a fan of those peach beers and this was a good one!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 16:51:31 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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