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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 10-15-2010)
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

nickfl, Today at 05:37 AM
Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

BigRedDog, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JamesS, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

kaufmaal, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

cnagle28, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

memphischas, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

relynnjr, Jul 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Braden, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of konigstiger
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

konigstiger, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
3.86/5  rDev -4%

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.

brewskifan55, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

BlackNotesIII, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

harpus, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

benloho, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Crimsontider22, Apr 25, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +3%

I’ll be perfectly honest here. I see a Belgian ale with minimal reviews and a high rating, with reviews only coming from the brewer’s home state. I’m coming in to this thing skeptical.

Nice dark brown on it. Minimal head. Nose is nice. Soft fruits. Flavor is bangin’. I mean, that thing’s good (Ron Burgundy voice). Overly ripe fruits. Dark sweet tone. Consistent flavor. Very smooth feel. A great ale. Really glad I picked this one up. Very highly suggested.

RblWthACoz, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Brinks, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of richj1970
4.14/5  rDev +3%

Poured from 22 oz bomber into chalice.

A: Pours a dark mahogany reddish brown with a very small one finger head that quickly settled to a thin ring around the edge. Very little if any lacing.

S: Sweet malts, raisin, dates, plumbs, and yeast esters. Some spices like clove are faint.

T: Very nice dark fruit flavors. Raisin, dates, dried cranberries. The tartness from the fruits is offset nicely with sweetness from Belgian candy sugar. Hints of spices come through as it warms. The 10% ABV sneaks up on you as this is a very easy drinking brew.

M: Medium body that coats the tongue without being overly thick. A fair amount of carbonation without much of a head.

O: A solid quad from a talented local brewer. Nice job STA!

richj1970, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

fredmugs, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

pschie1, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Chadical, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Justinbshelton, Jan 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

AndyGator, Oct 17, 2013
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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale from Straight To Ale
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.