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Quad - Funkwerks

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: GilGarp on 09-07-2013

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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 3
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2013beer101
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanCrawford
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (bottled December 22, 2014) into a chalice.

A-The beer is lighter in color than many quadruple ales -- a medium amber. The carbonation is mellow, but I can see some bubbles in the clear liquid. The head starts at maybe a half-finger tall and retention is OK, not great.

S-The aroma is pretty heavy on spices -- clove, ginger, and nutmeg come to mind. There is a nice caramel-brown sugar-toffee sweetness that complements the Belgian yeast flavor of banana and some fruity alcohol scents. Not a bad aroma, but a bit heavy on the spices.

T-The taste is similar to the smell: heavy on the clove and gingerbread spices (it reminds me of a holiday beer) and pretty sweet with brown sugar and caramel flavors being prominent. I get some dough and banana, as well as some apple fruit and a slightly medicinal alcohol kick.

M-The feel is lighter than average for the style with a medium amount of carbonation.

O-I like sweet "holiday" style beers, so this beer hit me in a good spot. I lacks the earthy complexity that the best beers in this category have, but for an American take, this isn't half bad.

PS-I'm not sure that this is the same beer as others reviewed earlier because this beer is 10.0% ABV and was brewed recently.

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3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of denver10
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours copper with an orange hue and a white head that disappears before I can even get a sip in. Aroma and flavor are similar; the trademark Funkwerks yeast is there making me think saison before remembering I ordered the Quad, caramel, honey, and hints of dark fruits. Medium body with light activity. Overall, not a fan of this one personally. Would not buy again.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GilGarp
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml capped bottle picked up at the brewery. Bottled 8-12-2013. Part of their prototype series.

Served slightly chilled into a goblet, Funkwerks Quad is unexpectedly light in color, more like an amber. It has a very hazy appearance with thin white head.

Aroma is dominated by the yeast, which isn't a bad thing because its pleasant. I believe it's their house yeast strain that's used for the saisons. What it's lacking is the dark fruits, toffee, and raisins that I would expect in a quad.

The same goes for the flavor. It's enjoyable but seems to missing the candi sugar and dark dried fruits. The malts are lighter, the yeast is more forward, and it's funky like a farmhouse ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and strongly carbonated like many Belgians tend to be. The alcohol is stronger than all of their other beers but it doesn't seem hot or overpowering.

Overall an unusual take on the classic quad. It definitely has the saison influence and that's their thing. I would just take it a little darker and sweeter. I'm glad that they give their fans a chance to try their experimental beers!

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Quad from Funkwerks
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.