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Foursome - Revolution Brewing Company

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Foursome
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78
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 20.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-01-2011)
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Reviews by bschinelli:
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bschinelli

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

5oz taster at Revolution.

A little covering of light tan foam leaving fairly complex lacing. Not quite clear dark chestnut color that ran to red edges in the bright sunlight. Smells of spice and candy pervade. As with others, I detected phenol from the yeast, and alcohol. Tastes of dark candy suger and fruits, raisuns and plums, with a lot of bread flavors. It's quite apparent this is an alcoholic brew. Kind of a medium body with low carbonation. Not as heavy as I would have expected. Warmth from the alchohol again, with a drier than expected finish. Overall, I agree with someone else that's it's more of a tripel than a quad, but it's drinkable, and I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 15:27:26 | More by bschinelli
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2013 04:18:02 | More by cadaugherty
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

03-24-2013 18:28:43 | More by Sparky44
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

01-16-2013 04:09:17 | More by brandoman63
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KDawg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from tap at the revolution event. Pours a molasses color but isn't a fully solid color.

Balanced with solid aromas of malts, brown sugar and cherries. Not very complex and lacking some depth as well.

Full bodied with a decent feel. Lacks a bit of a mid and a shorter finish with solid flavors of malts and brown sugar.

A decent quad. Somewhat forgettable to be honest, but very drinkable at the same time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2012 23:36:26 | More by KDawg
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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Foursome Quadrupel from Revolution Brewing
Score: 84

4 or 5 oz tap pour served in a taster glass at the Revolution Brewing brewpub as part of a beer flight on New Years Day (01/01/12). The Foursome Quadrupel is the second beer pictured from the left. This is the third of three reviews I wrote earlier in the month and forgot to publish.

Appearance: Served with a thin layer of creamy tan head that settled into a ring around the glass. Body is a dark red/brown color Dark brown with ruby transparencies. No comment on the lacing -- that's hard to deduce from a taster glass. 3.5/5

Smell: Phenolic Belgian yeast, bready malts, caramel malts and spices. Hints of dark fruit. 3.5/5

Taste: Caramel malts and cloves, with an interesting "nuts and spices" mix on the midpalate. Lots of that signature "Belgian yeast" flavor you get in wheat beers. There's almost a rye-like spiciness. Light alcohol warmth. Finish is yeasty and a little spiced. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, medium carbonation. Finish is spiced. 3.5/5

Overall: I rarely drink quadrupels, but this one seemed solid enough. Was not particularly great, but not bad either. I am glad I only bought a taster, however, because this beer is certainly not worth $10 -- let alone $10 for a meager 10 oz pour.

Recommendation: You can skip this one, unless you really like Belgian beers. Even then, I'd only recommend buying a taster glass.

Pairings: Peanuts, almonds and cashews.

Cost: $5 for a taster glass, $10 for a 10 oz pour

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 18:40:54 | More by jegross2
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fergster75

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

01-18-2012 00:06:28 | More by fergster75
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FullObs

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

01-10-2012 18:58:21 | More by FullObs
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Sean9689

Illinois

2.13/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Revolution.

A - Pours a rusty reddish/brown color, thin off-white head, thin ring, some wisps on top.

S - Dark fruity armoma, some caramel, but an overpowering amount of phenolic yeast really turns this one towards the downhill side of the style.

T - I'm really trying to get past the nasty yeast notes and focus on other things, but it's really hard. Some dark fruit, caramel, and other quad-like notes are there, but hard to really detect. Ugh.

M - Lighter body, too thin, light carbonation, medicinal finish.

O - Not a good beer...at all. The medicinal yeast notes are just too off-putting to ignore. Had just enough to review this and gave the rest of the beer away. Can't recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 17:17:10 | More by Sean9689
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AgentZero

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Ruby red beer with some tinges of yellow on the edges. Small, white head that dissipated to not much. A bit light colored for a quad, but a pretty beer.

S - Some candied sugar and dark fruit. There is too much phenol going on in this one.

T - Not a good beer. Phenols blow you away, just too much of that happening in this beer. There is some banana taste in here, kind of like a hefeweizen, which is kind of strange, but may be the best thing going in this beer. That's not good.

M - Too thin for the style, lower carbonation.

O - Glad I only got the sample of this one, because that was about all I needed. Not recommended, poor example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 15:34:15 | More by AgentZero
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leschkie

California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-29-2011 21:30:29 | More by leschkie
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. 5oz Mug Club taster glass.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin cap, leaving a ton of lacework. Lightly hazed chestnut-amber body.

S - A hefty amount of spicy and phenolic yeast, candi sugar, plenty of fruity esters, and some not entirely disguised alcohol. Not the sweetest quad, and there's actually a slightly savory character to it. Again, I'm getting a slight appleskin flavor - and no, no one was eating Granny Smiths next to me.

T - The taste is a bit sweeter, with more treacle, dark fruits, and candi sugar present. Still, it's heavy on the bread, with spicy yeast and a bit of bubblegum present. Alcohol is better hidden here.

M - Sticky and chewy medium-full body, low carbonation, light warming, and a surprisingly clean finish. Goes down very easily considering the alcohol.

D - It's better than the tripel for sure, and it's solid for an American-made quadrupel. That being said, no one seems to be able to do it like the monks. If you're curious, a small pour is probably worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2011 17:20:27 | More by MasterSki
Foursome from Revolution Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.