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Quadrophenia - Black Market Brewing Co.

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 08-26-2012)
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Reviews by dvmin98:
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very big floral and citrus nose. And the taste was very powerful. You could tell it was 11%. A couple of these and I was gonna have to sneak behind the bar and take a siesta.

I liked the overall nose and flavor, but it may have been a little too potent for my liking, even though its a quad.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 21:33:23 | More by dvmin98
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therealzeveriah

California

4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For what looks and feels like a lightly bodied beer, the Quadrophenia provides a very respectful taste profile and alcohol content without tasting too triple. It is extremely refreshing with a characteristic more closely related to a sweet and light double bock. I recommend serving in a Chalice. The beer reaches it peak in flavor after out of the frig for 7 minutes in a 70-80 degree climate.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 18:38:40 | More by therealzeveriah
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-05-2014 23:45:49 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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07Bigben01

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-05-2014 03:06:31 | More by 07Bigben01
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RickS95

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours quite a bit clearer than I thought 11% ABV would be. Regardless, I haven't seen this color before. A ruby copper color. Decent head of a finger or so. Contrasting bright white color and foamy. Less than average retention and barely any lace.

Smells the part with a nice combination of dark fruit and white pepper. It smells a bit like a hefe with some banana and clove rising from the yeasty goodness.

In typical Belgian fashion, the spicy fruity yeast dominates with an explosion of fruit and pepper. After a few sips, it takes on a medicinal taste with the alcohol coming to life.

It's certainly a quad. My lips are burning after a minute or so. Feeling some heat in my throat as well. Fruity, spicy and hot. Medium bodied. Hops are completely overwhelmed and throw in the towel. Plenty of sweet.

Overall, it's a really good beer. Very strong, but very good. If you can handle the heat, it's fairly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 03:11:56 | More by RickS95
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-17-2014 13:41:50 | More by JohnnieNepal
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-17-2014 00:46:16 | More by sblanton83
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-10-2014 04:39:55 | More by Braz
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hickmancase

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-09-2014 09:26:39 | More by hickmancase
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mjmu812

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-07-2014 16:33:35 | More by mjmu812
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redfalconx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-27-2014 18:45:01 | More by redfalconx
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dwagner003

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-09-2014 22:27:35 | More by dwagner003
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Bcarson7287

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-20-2014 05:17:04 | More by Bcarson7287
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-15-2013 06:05:03 | More by drewone
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-13-2013 05:37:28 | More by ste5venla
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ThinkRedEsq

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-14-2013 16:31:27 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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moonknight31

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-16-2013 17:03:11 | More by moonknight31
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mroberts1204

California

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

04-21-2013 00:39:57 | More by mroberts1204
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gare8ear

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-01-2013 11:53:10 | More by gare8ear
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

03-30-2013 23:00:36 | More by t0rin0
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The_Don

California

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Quadrophenia is a great tasting, and complex beer that has a unique flavor signature. This beer contains many of the classic characteristics of a Belgian style quad (belgian special strong) except for the fact that it wasn't bottle conditioned. I was really hoping that it was, and this would have increased my scoring of the mouth feel by a couple of notches.

The appearance has a nice nectar, orange color with unexpected clarity. After pouring the head is a nice light tan and leaves a good lace on the glass after it subsides. The head subsides relatively quick, but it doesn't lend to a flat or lacking mouth feel.

The nose is bright, sweet, and with inviting notes of fruit esters. For an 11% beer it didn't smell overly boozy or hot either, but you definitely knew that there was plenty of warming to be had after taking a few sips.

The flavors are very interesting. The bottle says that it is brewed with palm sugar, so this may have something to do with this. At first it is sweet and malty, as would be expected of a Belgian quad, but then the fruit esters kick in and lends to slight fruit flavors like apricot and a little nectarine. The delicate complexity of flavors seem to evolve as the beer warms up a little, so the drinking experience, as would be expected of this style, was not a dull one.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 03:12:01 | More by The_Don
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Jboadway

California

4.98/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the second beer I tried at there brewery and it is now my favorite to relax with. Apperence is nothing special just looks cinimon brown in a frooty glass. The flavors seem to evolve as u drink finishing rich and filling. I want to see what the flavors do in a growler, maybe for Christmas...

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 08:11:21 | More by Jboadway
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jdmandel

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-04-2012 07:44:06 | More by jdmandel
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel and dark malts with candi sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and dark malts, with some dark fruits and spices. Through the middle, some candi sugars come through with some more Belgian yeast flavors and spices. The finish is a mix of caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Quad. Good overall balance with good Belgian flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 02:38:48 | More by ngeunit1
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2012 04:31:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Quadrophenia from Black Market Brewing Co.
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