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XXXX Quadruple Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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XXXX Quadruple Ale
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-22-2012)
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Jmamay22

New York

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours an amber red with a thin wispy tan collar. Slightly cloudy, but attractive

The scent is very fruity with a boozy hint. Notes of plum, red currant, and spices including cinnamon and orange peel. Nice dusty yeast background.

The taste begins with dark fruit including raisin and prune. Slightly phenolic and herbal finish. Very warm and slight ethanol burn in the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel medium to medium plus with alcohol warmth.

Overall a well thought out and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 20:29:40 | More by Jmamay22
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-22-2014 20:12:58 | More by afsdan
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-12-2014 01:01:54 | More by oline73
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-09-2014 14:05:51 | More by dataylor21
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Anatole

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-12-2014 17:27:56 | More by Anatole
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BierMeJohn

Germany

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-21-2013 19:37:59 | More by BierMeJohn
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simoen

Belgium

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-01-2013 08:54:56 | More by simoen
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-26-2013 02:42:10 | More by CypherEnigma
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-24-2013 14:23:22 | More by diverite
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-26-2013 17:03:13 | More by Photekut
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-11-2013 23:07:55 | More by Rhettroactive
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2013 22:21:41 | More by RichD
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cmrillo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-10-2013 02:22:51 | More by cmrillo
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-06-2013 18:12:03 | More by brbrocc
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Northdown. Served in a chalice.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, leaving behind sheets of lace. Transparent dark orange body. Somewhat light for the style, but otherwise quite pretty.

S - Loads of candi sugar, dark fruits, treacle, some yeast bite, and a light alcohol note. It's a pretty accurate rendition of a quad.

T - Smooth, sugary, dark fruit, sharp and tangy yeast, loads of red fruits. Very well-hidden booze. I like the taste better than the taste a bit better as it loses the alcohol bite.

M - Smooth, medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation, and well-hidden booze. Went down quite easily, and I had no troubles finishing the snifter.

D - Good quad, but hard to recommend at this price with plenty of other quality Trappist offerings available. As usual Urbain is masterful in hiding alcohol, so drinkability is surprisingly high; there are just a number of other beers of this style I'd reach for first.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2013 18:33:20 | More by MasterSki
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rderedin

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-23-2013 20:26:31 | More by rderedin
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-23-2013 00:21:39 | More by crosenkrantz
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-19-2013 21:20:24 | More by MickeyMonk
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-17-2013 19:45:12 | More by JohnQVD
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-16-2013 04:30:35 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruits, perfume, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it has a better smell over the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 02:57:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-04-2013 01:12:38 | More by Rochefort10nh
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into an elongated tulip glass at Maxs tap house in Baltimore.

A very light brown and orange amber body. Easily one of the lightest Quads I've ever seen. No head presented but a light tan collar. Some very small and very minimal carbonation. Not sure where this is going.

Nose is extremely closed, not getting much off of this. A little brown spice peaks out and a little light caramel.

Taste is extremely velvety. Palate leaves with the most perfect maple sugar bent i have ever had. With the mix of Belgian like candi on this it is a great compliment. With some warmth, mild raisins come out with a caramel sense taking over.

By far the easiest drinking quad I have had to date.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2013 18:22:54 | More by smakawhat
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emaciated

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-01-2013 04:12:13 | More by emaciated
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-16-2013 03:27:52 | More by mendvicdog
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XXXX Quadruple Ale from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.