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Provisions Series: Cuádruple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Cuádruple combines elements of Belgium with elements of Mexico, hence the name, meaning "quadruple" in Spanish. We bended a classic Belgian quad recipe by removing the standard Belgian candi sugars and replacing them with dark agave syrup. The resulting beer is a luxurious tribute to two very different parts of the world.

ABV: 10%, IBU: 45, SRM: 25, Release: One time only

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-05-2011)
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Reviews by vacax:
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a blackened brown with a small tan cap of foam, moderate retention, very good lacing present. Aroma of Belgian yeast esters, hints of roast, subdued maltiness. Tastes of estery yeast notes, banana, malt, little fruitiness or sweetness. Long herbal and earthy finish. Moderately thick body with higher levels of carbonation. Interesting take on a quadrupel. Drier and roastier than typical and lacking the fruity vinous quality of the great Belgian examples. Should improve with age.

vacax, Mar 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is about what you would expect, with a lot of dark fruit - mainly raisins and figs - as well as some toffee and a little bit of alcohol.

I get a lot of dark fruit and toffee in the aroma, as well as some chocolate and some candy sugar. The beer is fairly balanced - not too sweet but not too dry.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 07, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, almost black poured at Beerevolution, was hoping for some oude tart sour cherry, but was pleasantly offered one of these instead. Loved the aroma. Dark sugar/fruit and what I suspect is that special agave or whatnot.

More chocolate than I've had in any quad style, and it is so different, I'm really diggin' on this I was thinking. Not too sweet, not the herbal spice I tend to disagree with in many Belgian quad styles, this feels like it was made for me. Hid the alcohol quite well, but then again, I was already drunk.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

daveytheformer, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Grant – thanks!

Pours a hazy chestnut brown color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of dark malts with good amounts of booze-soaked figs and dates. Also present are hints of brown sugar and very light hints of roasted malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately sweet dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by not-quite-as-sweet dark fruits – dried dates and raisins mostly. Midway through the sip grainy brown sugar flavors make an appearance before being pushed aside by slight earthy hops that carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It’s got a smooth thickness with heavy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this beer wasn’t quite well balanced enough to compete with the big boys but it was a big beer that went down easily. Worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of freehafe
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

freehafe, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ste5venla, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear red wine color with just a ring of head. No lacing. Color is great though

Aroma isn't as strong as the other provisions series beers. Sort of a tartness. Don't know how to really describe it.

Taste is pretty good. Doesn't taste much like a quad. Sort of sweet. Slight tartness on your tongue. Smooth. It's missing the dark fruits. Little bit of Belgian funk.

Mouthfeel is good. Like a quad should be. Sort of dry. Nice carb.

Overall it's pretty good but I wouldn't call it a Quad.

PeprSprYoFace, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of IKR
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark coca-cola brown color with fairly thickl light brown head.

Smell Slight musk from what I guess is a Belgian yeast. I also get some raisin-like aroma. Too bad I don't know what agave smells like.

Taste - Tart raisin-like taste with a dry finish.

Mouth-feel -Decent body with good carbonation.

Drink-ability - Decent.

This beer doesn't taste in line with quads such as Trappiste Rochefort, or St. Bernadus Abt 12, this beer is considerably less fruity compared to the classics for the style. I do find it an interpretation that fits my tastes, good carbonation, full-bodied, and a unique if not true to style taste.

IKR, Feb 19, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from growler into a Bruery tulip. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger tan colored head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, dark fruit, wood, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, alcohol, wood, bread, fruit, and subtle roasted malt. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The aroma on this one was really quite intense, but wasn’t life-changing unfortunately. The flavor really still had quite a bit of alcohol on it to let you know this one was a heavy hitter. It was fairly well balanced, but just lacked some of the balance I enjoy in a good Quad. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity and are a fan of Quads.

thagr81us, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark hazy brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of agave syrup sugar with some dry fruits and some fruity ester with some light spicy notes. Taste is an interesting mix between some agave syrup and some solid malt with light spicy notes; I could also detect some candy-like notes reminiscent of Rocherfort ester. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and quite enjoyable.

Phyl21ca, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

bombadil, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

hoppymcgee, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip.

A - Pours a dark cola-brown with a thick, creamy khaki-colored head that settles to a thick ring and slight haze, leaving sheets of sticky lacing.
S - Subdued aromas of dark malt, raisins, caramel, and sugar. I doubt you'd be able to guess "agave", but you can certainly tell that there's something different to this one.
T - Follows the nose pretty closely, lots of Quad flavors of raisins, brown sugar, caramel, and yeast. I can detect a bit of the dark agave nectar in the flavor, there's almost a young tequila thing going on, which is nice. Not as complex and epic as the big-boys in the Quad category, though.
M - A touch on the thin-bodied side, probably medium overall, with moderate carbonation.
O - A fun, unique take on the style, but it falls a bit short of greatness.

jsanford, Aug 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

FreshmanPour77, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2.68/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear mahogany brown, though quite dark even for the style, and very effervescent. The head is a pale tan, and shows solid retention.

Smells very, very sweet. A lot of molasses/brown sugar sweetness, but nothing that really screams agave. Faint roastiness, dark fruit, but really just overwhelmingly sweet.

Dark fruit and dark sugar are prevalent on the tongue. Has a berry-like character, and just a hint of yeasty tartness buried beneath all the sugar. There's some odd astringency toward the finish, like tannic fruit skin - I can't quite identify it. The combination of sweetness and astringency makes it a little tough to drink, though it doesn't exactly taste terrible. Not my favorite Bruery beer, in any case.

largadeer, Jun 20, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brownish black, off white plentiful head. Clean and dark.

S- Nothing crazy here, some sweet malt and spice. Touches of dark fruit and some booziness.

T- Typical dark belgian. Some interesting spice notes, which I would assume is from the agave. Again, a little hot and boozy.

M- A little over carbed, but not bad. The body is pretty spot on for the style.

O- Not a bad beer, but lacks any real depth in character. I'm going to let my other bottle cellar for a year or so and see if it get any better.

-GFunk

Gfunk720, May 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mendvicdog, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

ShanePB, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DarthKostrizer, May 13, 2013
Photo of Cinderbike
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a glass at the Provisions store in Orange.

A - Clear, dark brown with minimal head that dissipates fairly quick.

S - Figs, molasses, agave, and malt.

T - Fruity esters. You can taste the blue agave syrup, not cloying but lends a tequila/pulque type flavor typical of agave. Malt sweetness and a warm alcohol flavor dominate. Typical for the style, mostly.

M - Medium carbonation, but a bit thin in the body for the ABV and style. I suspect the generous use of agave thinned the beer out more than I would have liked.

D - At 10% ABV, I could not see myself drinking a whole 750mL, so I gave it a 3.

Cinderbike, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +9.3%

scottiethebody, Aug 25, 2012
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Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.