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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale - Straight To Ale

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 10-15-2010

Hellfire Belgian Style Quadrupel

It's a big, complex Belgian Style beer at 10% ABV. Rich malty sweetness up front along with dark, fruity esters and spicy notes. Low bitterness and medium body in this one, which finishes with a smooth alcohol warmth.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 9
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4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I could see.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a very tall, very frothy and airy medium brown head. head eventually settles, leaving just little smudges of lacing. Great head retention, however.

S: Strong dark fruit aroma, lots of figs. Some raisin in there too. Dark bread and sweet candi sugar. It actually kinda reminds me of...prepared banana bread mix. Made with overripe bananas. How's that for a mental...aroma?

T: Hmph. Strong toasted bread mixed with brown sugar, figs, raisins and ripe bananas. That's pretty much sums it up. Mild herbal hoppiness (and light bitterness) in the finish. Long lingering bready aftertaste. No real sign of alcohol, hard to believe this is 10%.

M: Fairly heavy, smooth.

O: Not a bad quad. Odd overripe banana flavor that just doesn't "fit" but otherwise a nice tasty quad. Alcohol remarkably well hidden as this is not harsh at all. Quite smooth and easy drinking in fact.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

A bit too sweet and thin to me to really be a great beer. The color and aromas are nice, representing the style well. The flavors lack depth. You get a sweet hit on the palate, the beginnings of some clove and other warming spices and then everything fades very quickly. Decent, but there are better options.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Pours a deep dark brown. No real head to speak of.

Not much of a smell, slight dark fruit.

Taste is dark fruit forward. Mellows into a nice malt and spiciness that crisps up on the finish. A slight pepper/spicy finish that lingers nicely with a bit of a light carbonation.

Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated. Light and slightly creamy.

Good beer. Kinda hits you in the face with malt and dark fruit at first.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of konigstiger
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased from Southern Package in Sheffield, AL.

A: Deep, dark ruby red. Aggressive pour yielded moderate,off white head that dissipated
quickly. A little bit of lacing remains afterward.

S: Malty, a sweet sourness which sounds a little odd putting it in writing but the smell is
very pleasant.

T: Malty, with sweet fruits dominating. Yes, you can tell it is 10% but the alcohol is not
overpowering. The taste becomes more complex and interesting as the beer warms.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy.

A fine brew from one of my favorite breweries.

Thanks to the folks at Southern Package for the varied selection. It's nice to see quality beers showing up in this part of the world.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter; thanks, Corgidad!

A: Garnet, opaque, with a white one-finger head that dissipates to foam. Decent lacing.

S: An unusual sourness pervades (hope I'm not getting this in the taste). Oak, Belgian yeast, clove and malts follow.

T: No sourness. Cherries pop up with biscuity malts, cola, yeast and spices. Cinnamon and chocolate finish the round. Robust and sweet. Even better as it warms. Didn't even feel the alcohol...but it felt me. Doesn't drink like a quad, more like an American Strong Ale

M: Medium with medium, chewy carbonation. Great froth on the tongue.

O: Another great entry from Straight To Ale. These guys make some solid brews. Put some Hellfire in your fridge.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale from Straight To Ale
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