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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

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
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 homebrew311
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of Vonerichs
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber, almost purplish hue. Little visual carbonation and never any head.

Sweet, sugary, dark fruits. Plums, grapes, dates. I really have to draw in to get a good whiff.

Bready as hell. Plums, even grape soda.

Heavy body, light on the carbonation.

Really sweet, yet drinkable for 11%.

Vonerichs, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of jabo134
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jabo134, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of kidzord
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

kidzord, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

scruffwhor, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of alexm1309
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

alexm1309, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of scottDC
3/5  rDev -21.1%

scottDC, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of fencedfox
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

fencedfox, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of funhog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

funhog, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of oso
4/5  rDev +5.3%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of bgoblue2
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

bgoblue2, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of tpaetow
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tpaetow, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Florida9, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Rope
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-
Medieval brown. Small bubbles raising to add to the burnt white head. Little light shines through, but you are treated with a deep red.

Smell-
Sweet and thick. The sweetness is fruity (plums, grapes), and a pleasant Belgian yeast afterwards.

Taste-
Follows the nose, and comes tumbling in extra sweet. So much so I would almost say it is a cider at first. The hops and yeast seem muted, but it is decadent.

Mouthfeel-
Thick and syrupy, with small bubbles squeezing in.

Overall-
This could be well placed in an old castles next to tomes of forgotten lore, just have a desire for sweet.

Rope, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of jgarvis
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jgarvis, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of BrewmanCapote
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BrewmanCapote, Mar 05, 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
Photo of Buttermilk
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Buttermilk, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of sully11277
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown but you can kind of see through it. With lost of carbonation.

S- Very sweet with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and banana.

T/M- Brown sugar, sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg, banana, and a light hop. A lot of carbonation with a nice taste that sticks around.

O- A great beer, it was my first quab but it will not be my last.

sully11277, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mychalg9, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Knoxrb12
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Knoxrb12, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of BenNicklaus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

BenNicklaus, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

krome, Mar 02, 2014
4th Year Beer from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.