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XXXX Quadruple Ale - De Struise Brouwers

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XXXX Quadruple Ale
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.03%
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 6
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, small but creamy light beige head. Lingers a long time, too.
Smell like spongecake, caramel, bits of chocolate and lots of dried dark fruit (date, raisin, fig), really nicely spiced (clove, ginger, cinnamon, orange peel), with a light syrupy edge. Just a bit of alcohol.
A lot of juicy dark fruit in the taste, really a lot, but there's something new too! Fig, raisin, really juicy plum, some cherry, some red apple jam, yes, but a nice tropical hint, some clear pineapple (and peach) syrup, even some mango jam. Lots of citrus peel too, just a bit bitter. Almost bubblegum. Sweet caramel maltiness, not much else in this department. Light spicy yeasts (pepper, clove). Finishes with just a tiny bit of hop.
Still, the aftertaste isn't unbearably sweet, probably because it's just so damn fruity. Add a bit of earthiness, but just a bit. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly sticky, nicely coating the palate. Not detecting any unwanted alcohol.
A really tasty sweet treat, great during the winter. A really unique quad.

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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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4.05/5  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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XXXX Quadruple Ale from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.