1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Quadrophenia - Black Market Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
QuadropheniaQuadrophenia

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 08-26-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SDRedDevil
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Totalpackage411
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not too heavy of a beer as the alcohol content suggests, nice blend, overall a really good beer

Photo of BrewClint
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this because it was different, and a Quad(I love Quads)
Boy that was a mistake. Not that it was a terrible brew, but nowhere near what a solid Quad should be(See ABT12, La Trappe, Trappiste 10)
Color was a strange almost pinkish color. Smelled like flowers, and damnit it tasted the same way. It had a slight bitterness to it as well.
If you love your quads, steer clear of this one. I typically wouldn't try something new under a 90 on BA, but wanted to give it a whirl.

Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium gold hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. A bit on the light side for the average quad, but not bad.

Smell: quite sweet with a bit of farmhouse funk and a touch of grassiness. Almost like a light saison rather than a quad. While not what I usually look for in the style, the aroma's not bad at all.

Taste: rich and sweet with a big maltiness. There is some of that farmhouse flavor to it as well. Kind of sugary and over-sweet, with a cloying element and a general muddled character. Not terrible, but not especially clean.

Mouthfeel: big body with a good carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: there is too much sweetness here, and not enough complexity, for my taste. Not terrible, but there are a lot of better quads out there.

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of Josh_951
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of impending
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of therealzeveriah
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of 07Bigben01
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RickS95
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sblanton83
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Braz
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of hickmancase
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mjmu812
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of redfalconx
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dwagner003
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bcarson7287
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of ThinkRedEsq
3.75/5  rDev +3%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Quadrophenia from Black Market Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.