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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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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't really do reviews, but when I do you can bet it was extremely impressive!
I have spent the last few months dialing in my palate on Belgians.
This one was a surprise arrival at my local Ale House!
I had huge expectations as their Porter/Stout are some of the best I've had. This one didn't let me down at all. Its very complex and pours a deep brown with a coppery tint when held to light. It may be a bit much for a Quad purist, but it has everything I love about Quads with some added galore.
This is the new Benchmark for Quads in my book, previously ABT12.

BrewClint, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.1%

smartassboiler, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sbxx, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Sparky44, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours very thick and brown in color with a slightly mahogany, slightly crimson hue to it. Head is very this, about a fourth a finger and retains decently.

Smell is good. Yeast Belgian aromas of clove cinnamon banana and nutmeg are forward over mainly toffee like caramel malt aromas. Smells slightly sharp however there is some faint honey like chamomile aromas near the end.

Taste is good and follows the nose. There is a semi sweet brown sugar malty flavor forward however it vanishes quickly into a strong honey like chamomile floral flavor that is surprisingly more prevalent than in the nose. A big amount of booze and some grain husk flavor finish. Though the flavors in this are huge they tend to be fleeting faster then my palate is able to keep up with until the finish where there is a semisweet long lasting residual toffee like malt finish.

Big sweet sticky feel up front that fades into a floral dryness and along with a sharp flavors and alcohol bite. Finish is dry and very sticky.

Fcolle2, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

coz, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Rihup, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

bcm75, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

robbyc1, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jampics2, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

cnbrown313, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Gonzoillini, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Danimal25, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ystazi, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

kustard, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

PopnLoads, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

thewimperoo, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jdhende, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Flabbyjandro, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BrownAleMale, Feb 09, 2014
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4th Year Beer from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.