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4th Year Beer - Revolution Brewing Company

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4th Year Beer
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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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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

Knapp85, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Into the Revolution tulip from the 4th year party, it pours a glinting dark reddish copper with a thin layer of tan foam on the surface that was slow to materialize and quick to fade. Minimal spotty lace around the edges, lacks good surface coverage.

Light aromas of brown sugar, clove, dates, Belgian yeast esters.

Rich and slightly syrupy, some residual sugar, deeply malty with nutty and sweet toffee caramel sauce flavors. Light heat from the 11.5% abv, but overall it's pretty smooth. Medium to full bodied and chewy, slightly sticky on the lips. Overall it's worth trying, but still looking for a really great American quad.

emerge077, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

Very cool looking label.

Pours a dark brown. Mild spice on the nose. Feel is thick and slick and smooth. Very nice flavor. Sweet, which I admit would probably appeal to me more than others. Mild floral tones with a touch of spice on there too. A nice beer. Easy to drink. I like it. Happy anniversary, Revolution.

RblWthACoz, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Gonzoillini, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

sendbeer, May 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

ShanePB, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

scruffwhor, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%

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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3/5  rDev -21.1%

smartassboiler, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Florida9, Mar 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

st9647v3, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a deep maroon with white head and some clarity. Notes of grape, clove and Belgian yeast come through on the nose in a somewhat muted fashion. Nothing scream chamomile to me. The taste has a non descript flavor profile with light fruity notes and some red grape character. The sweetness is moderate, and the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is heavy with high carbonation. Overall, there is nothing wrong with this beer. The flavors are balanced and it fits the style. My problem however is just the lack of character. The flavors come off as muted and I just don't get the chamomile.

homebrew311, Mar 28, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

millerbuffoon, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

lupercmda, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

thewimperoo, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Sparky44, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jampics2, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

A - Pours deep cherry / mahogany color with no head at all and a super thin lacing ring.

S - Cherry and sweet caramel malt.

T - Lots of cherries, candy toffee malt, light on the floral character, well blended.

M - Thick, full bodied, slippery, velvet smooth, no carbonation.

O - Nicely done.

jzeilinger, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

krome, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mpayne5, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mychalg9, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

KVNBGRY, Jul 22, 2014
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4th Year Beer from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.