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XXXX Quadruple Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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XXXX Quadruple Ale
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 1
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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DrBier, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Jmamay22
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Jmamay22, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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dataylor21, Feb 09, 2014
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Rhettroactive, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

cmrillo, May 10, 2013
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brbrocc, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

MasterSki, Mar 27, 2013
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JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
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drewone, Mar 16, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -9%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 11, 2013
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XXXX Quadruple Ale from De Struise Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.