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4th Year Beer - Revolution Brewing Company

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4th Year Beer
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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our 4th Year Beer, or “Quadruple," is inspired by the traditional Trappist strong ales produced in the abbey breweries of Belgium. Brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Caramunich malts, the resulting beer has a deep chestnut hue. Rich flavors and aromas of fresh bread, dark fruits, honey and brown sugar are up front with the Belgian yeast strain contributing a punch of spice and fruity esters wafting up with every sip.

German Magnum and Cascade hops impart an earthy, spicy hop character. Hops are definitely not the star of the show here - just enough bitterness and flavor to ensure balance in the finished product. Dextrose and dark Belgian candi sugar boost the sugar concentration and impart a dried fruit character to this huge ale. Chamomile flowers to add to the complex aromas we have already imparted.

We are serving this beer in a 10 oz. tulip not only for presentation purposes, but more so for the sensory evaluation potential. Such a complex beer as this needs to be swirled and then have the shape of the glass allow you to take in all the wonderful aromas that are released.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BrownAleMale on 02-09-2014)
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Photo of ShanePB
1/5  rDev -73.7%

ShanePB, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of oskoreien
2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Garnet hued, little carbonation, zero head.

Smell - Sweet port-like.

Taste - Quads are my favorite style so I might be a bit overly critical of the style. There's a lot of sweet red grape, kind of cloying. It's really overly sweet.

Mouthfeel - Flat.

Overall - Quite disappointed. I don't think it's a very good representation of the style at all.

oskoreien, Apr 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

detrockcitey, May 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

lupercmda, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of indurTheB
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Bought this beer while on a weekend trip to Chicago. Brought home to Florida and opened during a bottle share. The chamomile is oppressive, for lack of a better word. The rest of the beer is not bad, but the sweetness made it so that several of the people tasting could not even finish the beer.

indurTheB, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

kustard, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

smartassboiler, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

scottDC, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

thewimperoo, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

4amepiphany, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Hughdevdev, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

bcm75, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Florida9, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

rcjennings, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

davemathews68, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BuckeyeSlim, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Zonian1, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Gonzoillini, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Buttermilk, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Knoxrb12, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ChicagoNick, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

scruffwhor, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is murky dark brown with a small amount of tight tan head. Nose is sweet, candied sugar and dark berries, a bit watery with a touch of the herbal aroma. Taste has much more malt depth, caramel and toffee with berry sweetness and a hint of candied sugar. The spice doesn't really come through, the finish is a little thin on flavor. Body is fairly full with decent carbonation and has a bit of alcohol through the finish.

cpetrone84, Mar 03, 2014
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4th Year Beer from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.