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Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad AleBarrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 09-13-2012)
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dragomni

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-27-2013 23:45:40 | More by dragomni
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-04-2014 13:42:58 | More by aubzachsyd
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Cloudy red hue with a thin but steady, creamy head; really nice lacing

S: Lots of bourbon and oak character with dark fruits, cherries, vanilla, brown sugar lingering beneath

T: Complex fruit flavors, bourbon, oak, booze; the flavors become more evident as the beer warms

F: Medium body and creamy--a bit thin in the finish

O: This is a big, boozy beer and I like it--oaky, bourbony, malty, fruity--this is tasty

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 17:54:07 | More by dbossman
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-02-2014 00:31:54 | More by MNBeer1017
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-08-2014 02:02:13 | More by DaftPatrick
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Balvenie

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.2%

01-04-2014 00:13:03 | More by Balvenie
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tgraven

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-01-2014 04:35:50 | More by tgraven
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MichPaul

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19%

11-09-2013 21:14:25 | More by MichPaul
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-08-2013 04:11:51 | More by ste5venla
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-02-2013 03:04:12 | More by CCutch
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

09-28-2013 22:01:05 | More by Ejayz
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Teucer

Tennessee

2.4/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This quad was just way too sweet. It was like drinking alcohol sugar water that had some superior Belgian quad mix in with it. Barrel aging? Why bother when the beer is this sweet? I'm not going to taste anything but the sugar. A failed experiment, and the 90 percent rating on this site is a deep mystery to me. This beer is in the same style as Westervleteren 12? Incomprehensible. That beer is miraculous, this is a bad joke. I can only thank them for coating the bottle in real wax, and not some polymer nightmare. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 04:39:26 | More by Teucer
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-31-2013 16:56:08 | More by Eric908
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stpjames

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2013 18:14:15 | More by stpjames
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-06-2013 14:18:37 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

07-01-2013 00:27:42 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date - received this in 2012 from laymansbeerfan (thanks!). Orange-ish waxed 750ml, split with a mate into tulips.

A: Murky brown pour yields a semi-turbid body; tanish head has decent retention.

S: Malty upfront with plenty of whiskey and bready sweetness. Toffee, holiday bread, spices, clove, Belgian yeast & candi sugar. A bit boozy and sweet.

T: In line with nose, this is still a decently hot bottle...whiskey thins the body. Toffee is prevalent; not sure if that is the whiskey or the malt though. Some dark fruit character and spices, clove again...plenty of bready notes.

MF: Fuller mouthfeel with creamy tones, a bit hot, and a bit chalky at times.

O: Flavors could use some 'rounding out' and the alcohol could still calm down a bit. Not a bad barrel aged quad but leaves something to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 14:33:06 | More by Scotchboy
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brewdog444

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-18-2013 04:18:50 | More by brewdog444
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a deep brown with some reddish highlights and is topped by a dense off white head that slowly fades to a small pool into a DFH snifter
S: smells of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, spice and some alcohol
T: tastes of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, malty goodness, slight spice and a bit of oak. swallow is a nice bourbon kick with some dark fruits and some more oak and spice. some warming alcohol on the finish as well
M: full bodied with slightly prickly carbonation
O: good complexity, solid amount of barrel flavor and a pleasure to drink. Alcohol is well hidden and it goes down pretty easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 02:54:25 | More by SHODriver
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drop6301

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.2%

06-08-2013 17:49:21 | More by drop6301
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark mahogany, with a creamy one finger beige head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel malt, dark fruit, candy sugar, phenols, whiskey, and a little Belgian yeast.

The taste is sweet and the alcohol is noticeable. There is caramel malt, dark fruit, candy sugar, whiskey, oak, vanilla, anda little Belgian yeast. The alcohol is warming, and not burning. I wish that the alcohol was hidden a little bit better, and I wish this beer wasn't so sweet. It also has too many of the Belgian qualities hidden by the whiskey. Still has a nice taste to it though.

Medium to full bodied with modest carbonation. Has a sticky sweet feeling in the mouth. A nice effort from Brau Brothers. with a little tweaking, this could be a really nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 03:10:38 | More by hardy008
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jkroese

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-10-2013 03:18:13 | More by jkroese
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19%

05-07-2013 14:04:14 | More by tommyguz
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-29-2013 19:02:18 | More by imperialking
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-29-2013 10:55:37 | More by fredmugs
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Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
89 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.