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Provisions Series: Cuádruple - The Bruery

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-05-2011

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
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool trade and share from Dan, thanks. 6 oz. poured into a stemless red wine glass on August 3rd, 2012.

A - Very dark murky brown coloring, verging on snake-wood. Light khaki head with tight bubbling. Okay retention amounts to a think layer around the sides. Great lacing.

S - Soft dark fruits - more in the fig side with less raisins. Definite pronounced spices including cinnamon and brown sugar.

T - A hint of dark chocolate with more pitted fruits, spices, graham crackers, and banana bread.

M - Medium body, high carbonation for the style, semi-sweet finish.

D - I think I like this more than I should. It's not too complex and maintains some subtlety throughout nose and drink, but it's appealing as well. Would revisit.

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4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this bottle for a while, today seems like a good day to open it.
Pours a deep ruby brown with a huge beige head that slowly dissipates and laces lots of the glass. Smells of tropical fruit up front with caramel and burnt sugars rounding out a relatively malty nose. There's some dark dried fruit as well as a touch of alcohol in the nose as well. The flavor is odd at first. Up front my tongue gets pricked with a fruity tartness, but that disappears almost instantly as an onslaught of sugary malt takes over. Brown sugar, molasses, treacle, caramel, raisins, prunes, plums, dark cherries all vie for attention. Long lingering melanoid type burnt sugar with a hint of ethanol at the end of every sip. Medium to thick body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet burnt sugary mouthfeel. If you told me there was agave in the I still wouldn't have found it unless that is what lends the tropical fruit to the brew. Nice quad, a little different but well made, very tasty.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown with just a hint of ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some thick lace.

S - Aroms is a mix of sweet dark fruit with some raisin and prune with some agave, Belgian yeast, molasses, caramel, a bit of brown sugar, spice, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of rich sweet dark fruit flavors with raisin, prune, date flavors and some molasses and caramelized malts. Through the middle, some agave flavor comes through with some Belgian yeast and some spices. The finish is a mix of rich sweet dark fruits and caramel, some agave, touch of roasted malts and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. The agave flavor is a nice touch on the Quadruple base beer. The beer is overall bold but nicely balanced.

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark ruby-brown pour, small head
Smell: Sweet, brown sugar, caramel and toffee
Taste: A bit too sweet, again brown sugar, raisins, dates, prunes, toffee, caramel, vanilla
Mouthfeel: Medium body, too much carbonation
Overall: A bit too sweet and the flavors don't play nicely together.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.