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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

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-22-2012)
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Photo of soulgrowl
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Glowing brown, shady orange. Volatile ivory-coloured head. Smells pretty fierce. Gingerbread, grappa, raisins, canned fruit cocktail. Tastes sweet and hot, fruity and spicy, tangy and frothy. Rum, raisins, marzipan, cinnamon, candied orange peel. Very Christmassy, and tasty, but it doesn't quite have the rich depth of better quads, nor their delicate balance or sneakily hidden alcohol. It's alright, but it's also quite OTT without the complexity to back up such intensity. Possible food pairings: stollen, baked custard/cheesecake, blue cheese, champagne truffles, pork.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Jmamay22
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MasterSki
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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XXXX Quadruple Ale from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.