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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale - Straight To Ale

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Hellfire Belgian Strong AleHellfire Belgian Strong 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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Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

cnagle28, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Dracarys, Jul 05, 2013
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maleman, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of richj1970
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a somewhat dark color, I was pleasantly surprised by a light, easily-drinkable taste. There was no ABV rating on the bottle and I was shocked to read that this Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale was a sneaky 10.0%. Although comparable to certain winter ales, I think this beer is enjoyable at any time in small quantities.

bret_lybrand, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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harpus, May 17, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An outstanding beer from a brewery that, IMHO, does some great work with relatively little notice. If you are a fan of Trappistes Rochefort 8/10, you'll like this beer. A bit fuller than the 8, but not quite the sweetness of the 10. Still, it shares with them a heavy malty character, taste (and aftertaste) of dried fruits (certainly raisin and fig, also apricot), some citrus. The nose in fantastic, more fruity than the palate, which is more balanced by the breadiness of the yeast and some spice (nutmeg/clove). The mouthfeel is not heavy, which for some is may be a turnoff in this style but for me is just about right, with moderate carbonation. I'd have to taste them together to decide if they actually compare favorably to the Rocheforts in taste, but they doubtless compare favorably in price and availability (where I live, anyway).

Ardbeg7732098, Jul 07, 2013
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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale from Straight To Ale
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.