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

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.