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Provisions Series: Cuádruple - The Bruery

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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
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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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Goldstar81

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-22-2011 18:47:07 | More by Goldstar81
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-21-2011 05:43:53 | More by Callmecoon
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-19-2011 06:39:42 | More by Jstark5150
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superspak

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18%

11-18-2011 03:54:50 | More by superspak
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wattershed

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-16-2011 20:14:03 | More by wattershed
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-16-2011 06:15:34 | More by jerz
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bombadil

California

3/5  rDev -18%

11-15-2011 05:38:49 | More by bombadil
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 04:34:40 | More by HopStoopid120
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 02:33:34 | More by imperialking
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-14-2011 22:58:27 | More by JAHMUR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

11-14-2011 22:44:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 19:29:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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jsanford

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 13:42:40 | More by jsanford
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Phelps

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Shadowy maple that coalesces to inky, opaque purple. One inch of khaki-colored foam quickly becomes a thick, sticky top layer with reaching mountains of lace.

The nose: Brown sugar, cinnamon, baked apples, caramel, figs. A deep, rich and sweet aroma.

The flavor: sweet, intense. Brown sugar, a hint of maple, caramelized raisins, a tiny bit of brandy syrup. Some ethanol as well. Very sweet, which is what agave nectar does. Hint of dryness at the finish.

Medium, pillowy body. Velvety, with very soft fizz. Almost zero carbonation, but I like it. Tongue-numbing booze and fumes are noticeable in the nose — they’re not completely hidden, but they’re hidden well enough.

Cuadrupel is decent, if a bit one-dimensional. Intensely sweet, and not as complex as better quads.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 05:55:29 | More by Phelps
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 16:30:03 | More by Huhzubendah
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a heavy dark brown with a massive head of tan at the top and strong lacing.

Aroma of belgian candy sugar similarity, definitely some agave presence and sweet specialty malts mixing with a white grape like finish.

Taste is of a sweet white unfermented grape flavor, slightly bitter, but with a lot of sweetness. I think of green grape peels at first when tasting this. Quickly following with some brown sugar, some roasted crystal malts, and some belgian candied sugars. Decent roast time and plenty of agave nectar is present. I really enjoyed this beer and would like to see it again. Shame it is in the retired category, maybe the Bruery gang have a modified recipe in wait.

Medium to thicker in mouthfeel and a light carbonation. Overall a nicely done Quad IMO. It just doesnt have some of the stronger biscuit flavors being dominant like some other quads do.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 22:32:49 | More by alpinebryant
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largadeer

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 06:42:17 | More by largadeer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.45/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle split with a couple of friends over dinner.

The Bruery does know how to brew some impressive-looking Belgians. Clear, dark reddish brown with a dense, light-brown head with excellent retention and good lacing, this is a great looking beer. The nose, OTOH, isn't all that great. Plenty of sweetness is noticeable with a little bit of cream and dark chocolate. The sweetness is moderately agave-like, and if I didn't know this beer had any, I'd say it was sucralose. Plenty of fruit is present as well, with figs and other ripe dark fruit and some brown sugar.

The palate opens sweet (duh) to the point where it's sharp. Again, a blend of brown sugar, agave and sucralose dominate things, with the moderate roast and creaminess playing second fiddle. Moderate fruity esters are present. The mid-palate is a little watery. Sweet on the finish with the agave, the mouthfeel is actually quite nice, creamy, and fluffy with a medium-light body. Decent, though 8oz was a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 11:13:03 | More by DefenCorps
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drabmuh

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 15:53:23 | More by drabmuh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 21:36:50 | More by Thorpe429
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into my darkness tulip to enjoy my first bruery beer from the reserve society.

Pours a dark chocolately brown with a nice one finger head that recedes to a centimeter. Minimal lacing but great legs that droop fast.

Dark figs and fruit on the nose. Malt in the background.

Tast is caramel and toasted fruit and the agave comes through.

Mouthfeel is nice and enhanced by the carbonation.

Overall impressed, but not blown away.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 02:35:35 | More by Penguin3200
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glid02

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 18:58:23 | More by glid02
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ottovon

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

shared with whiterascal on Memorial Day. I appreciate all that our fallen soldiers have done for America.

A: pours out a dark brown, almost like coke. Has a fluffy off-white head that sat around for a little while before falling. left a ring of foam around the edges of the glass.

S: i get a spicy-yeast in the nose, as well as some sweetness. i also get some hints of roasted malt and some chocolate like aromas.

T: the nose comes through on this, i get a lot of belgian yeast. there is also some roasted malt and sweetness. it finishes dry, and bitter. I also get some alcohol, and flavors of raisins and a little chocolate.

M: medium body with good amounts of carbonation.

O: this is a decent beer, but nothing spectacular. I would drink it again, but it isnt something I would go out of my way to get.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 00:55:36 | More by ottovon
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ah A limited release brew from the Bruery. Pretty excited to try this but not with super-high hopes for it.

A- Body is a quite murky dark brown, cola hue. pours with a 2-3 finger foamy light tan head. Lots of lacing left behind in the glass and head has good retention at 1.5 fingers. A very good looking beer overall.

S- Nose is pretty good. Spicy overall and reminds me of a St. Bernardus Abt 12 in a way. Spicy yeast with that cola-like sugary backbone.

T- Taste is average but somewhat of a letdown after the appearance and the nose. Some spicy belgian yeast accents upfront and a little bit of sweet malty flavors but there is an alcohol astringency and bitterness to this one that won't go away and its the highlight of the finish. The warmth and kick are nothing like you would find in say a monster 13%+ brew-they are pretty in line with 10%-but it seems to be the highlight of the flavor.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a light to medium weight astringent body.

O- Overall this is an ok brew. A little harsh on the alcohol astrigency for my palate but the Quad characteristics are certainly there and I'd say average for a quad overall. I was pretty excited when I smelled something similar to St Bernardus Abt 12-but this doesnt add up. Still a great opportunity to try this brew and I am really happy that I did.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 03:13:11 | More by PittBeerGirl
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GregSVT

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a deep murky brown with a nice khaki head that fades to a small layering and leaves some good lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is sweet malt, brown sugar, and that belgian yeast aroma. Not getting much agave in the nose unless it's the brown sugar sweetness.

T: The taste is mostly brown sugar and slighty roasted malt with a light banana flavor in the finish. The agave lends a blackstrap molasses flavor to the beer as well.

M: The feel is medium bodied and the carbonation makes it bubbly on the pallate.

O: Not the best Quad I've had but it's still pretty tasty. The agave is not so apparent in the nose but it adds some good flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 03:27:12 | More by GregSVT
Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.