Quadrophenia - Black Market Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
07-10-2014 18:38:40 | More by therealzeveriah
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
06-28-2014 03:11:56 | More by RickS95
4.2/5 rDev +19%
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.
03-01-2013 03:12:01 | More by The_Don
4.98/5 rDev +41.1%
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...
12-10-2012 08:11:21 | More by Jboadway
4/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
11-05-2012 02:38:48 | More by ngeunit1
Quadrophenia from Black Market Brewing Co.
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