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Provisions Series: Cuádruple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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102 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a dark brown with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt, dark fruit, and some sweetness that could be agave. Taste is very much the same with a nice sweet flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and it's pretty interesting with the agave addition in the brewing process.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +9.3%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drabmuh for opening up this bottle.

Pours a clear reddish-brown color with a small tan head. Sparse spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carried a light amount of brown sugar and caramel plus plenty of dark fruits and dates. Some very mild red-grape presence in the background. The flavor had some semi-sweet malt along with plenty of dark fruits. Mild raisin character. Body was far too thin with excess carbonation. Strong, lasting flavor in the finish. Pretty good, but the feel damaged the flavor.

Thorpe429, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Texasfan549, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

kjkinsey, Oct 31, 2012
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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a very dark brown, perhaps chestnut, color with a finger or so of khaki colored head.

S: A surprising amount of roast is present on the nose. Dark sugars and agave are there along with some dark fruits. There's a bit of an acidity to the nose as well as a smell that I can only describe as woody.

T: Dark fruits come through strongly along with the agave and other dark sugar notes. There are some chocolate flavors along with roast. Alcohol is noticeable and there is a mild roasted malt quality--certainly not as strong as on the nose. I get a bit of a red grape flavor on the back end as well.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Not exactly what I think of when it comes to Quads. I would have liked it to be sweeter and heavier on the dark fruit and candi sugar.

womencantsail, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Knapp85, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SocalKicks, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is dark brown and hazy with a decent head of off white mildly tan bubbles, moderate carbonation, decent retention and some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is pretty sweet, nice esters and honey.

Beer is really carbonated on the palate, thins out the beer too much. It is sweet, malty, bready, yeasty, great esters, has a honey like floral notes to it, the finish is a little dry. The mouthfeel of this beer kind of messes it up but overall it was a fine quad.

drabmuh, Jun 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mendvicdog, Aug 04, 2013
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 Halcyondays
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours brown with a big 3 finger light tan head initially, but dies down fairly quickly, very light lace.

S: Raisin, fig, brown sugar, classic "American" quad. I do see a note of the agave but it's quite mild. Nice smelling beer.

T: Big brown sugar, dark fruit, some molasses, very similar to the nose, though the agave comes out a lot more than in the smell. There is a fair amount of booze, however, and the sugar gets to be to much at times. Has its good points and bad points.

M: Full-bodied, frothy, soft carbonation, certainly is cloying at times, real sugary.

D: Just a beer that needs some age. It's not bad, it just needs to mellow out. The sugar is going a little crazy, but something to see where it is in a couple years.

Halcyondays, Feb 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

drewone, Feb 27, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with ffejherb, Deuane, and SierraGS poured into a snifter.

A - Pours murky brown with a nice one finger tall off-white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving small wisps of lacing down the glass.

S - Smells like your typical quad but with a bit more sweetness. It almost has a medicinal aroma to it. Nothing special really.

T - Starts off with a shot of chewy caramel malt. Your typical Belgian dark fruits; most notably raisins, prunes, and figs; come thru next with a light earthy spice. Booze is ever present but never really gets in the way. The agave imparts a subtle sugary sweetness that lasts all the way thru the finish. Not your typical quad but really nothing to write home about either.

M - Medium-heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slick, feel with some lingering heat in the finish.

D - Not too bad but it just seems to have a bit too much going on at the same time. I really didn't notice much of the agave either. Either way with the muddled flavors and the high A.B.V. it is a sipper at best.

orangesol, Mar 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

superspak, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is dark brown, with a small, off white head and some random lacing left on the glass. The aroma brings malt, bread, fruit, sugar, honey. Interesting...The flavor brings a unique fruitiness (must be agave), that although intriguing, would certainly become cloying given time. That said, I am enjoying my small portion of the bottle just fine. Relatively thin bodied with plenty of carbonation (perhaps a bit too much). I see this beer as described by The Bruery - a unique beer that unites two different cultures on opposite sides of the world, rather than rating it vs. the world class traditional Belgian quads, like Westvleteren 12, Rochefort 10, Chimay Blue, etc. A fun brew, I would have this again.

Huhzubendah, Jul 11, 2011
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Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.