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Fuck Art - This Is Advertising - To Øl

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BA SCORE
86
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: peabody on 08-06-2013)
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Reviews by peabody:
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peabody

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -9%

Pours out root beer color with lots of effervescence. The bubbles stick to the side of the glass and lacing is present.
Aroma is nutty with some fruit. Mostly this is a sugary malty aroma with a hint of the alcohol staying in the nose.
Taste is a little boozy but the malts and sugars are the star here. Not a lot of the spice in most good quads but this one hints at being Belgian without being overbearing.
Mouthfeel is sticky with strong aftertastes of charred malt and slight yeast.
Overall this seems to by young and might need some time. If I had a larger storage fridge I would cellar this one.

08-06-2013 02:24:18 | More by peabody
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on jul´13. Dark amber color. Opaque appearance. Yellowish white froth, fairly good retention crown. Some spots are left on sides. Sweet – but not cloying- aroma profile shows: molasses, Belgian yeast & figs, subtle hues of fudge chocolate, sugar cane, brown sugar & toasted caramel malts. Creamy sweet malt at first sip followed by spicy & spiced touch mixed with piney bitterness. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel rounded by subtle citric astringency & bitter orange marmalade notes in the middle. Increasing warming alcohol lingers into a bitter/sweet finish where caramel malts win the match versus hops. Ripe fruit on the aftertaste. Nice spot of the Quad/ABT Style.

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3.54/5  rDev -8.8%

Not real sure what art has done to the guys at ToOl, but they act like it took their girlfriend. But with so much creativity, imagination and general curiosity, the ale certainly bucks the market trends. Shouldn't it b named "Fuck Advertising, This is Art?"

Fitting the bill, the ale starts dark ruby-red with a tinge of bronze and brown. Its mild yeasty haze gives the beer a mysterious and deep glow. A creamy blanket of off-white foam patiently builds on top of the beer and outlasts the majority of the session before falling victim to its own viscosity and booze. Short on lace, the ale prefers brandy-type legging as much as the clinging froth.

Candy-sweet aromas wrap around a boozy port and brandy note for a savory first whiff. Estery notes of grapes, dates, figs and raisins weave in and out of the sweetness and rely on a peppercorn balance to tickle the nose. Its a straight forward yet strong scent that doesn't disclose all its complexities in the aroma profile.

Like the scent, the flavors coat the early palate with dripping sweetness of honey, light caramel and corn syrup. As the palate acclimates to the sweetness, more secrets of apples, pears, pecans, dried dark fruit, cherries, red grapes and orange peels seem to reveal new fruit flavors with each sip. Sprinkled with a hint of coriander and clove, the ale relies more upon the spiciness of fresh-cracked peppercorns to carry its balance. A very late dive into herbal hop notes reveal a bitterness that combines with the spice for a sharp and mildly unsettled bitterness.

Its certain full texture is rich, sweet, and has a long, indefinite linger. In no rush to dryness or closure, the brunt of residual malt seeps into the taste buds for a savory port-like effect. Its light creaminess slowly casts its carbonation aside to prefer a modest viscosity to persist. Mild cloying action makes the ale more of a sipper than a drinker- and at over 11% abv., that's probably a good thing.

Though the beer fares quite well, it never delivers the total depth, roundness, complexity and drinkability that's found in more typical abbey versions. It does, however remind me of Belgian-inspired American micro-brewed versions with its more simplified palate and boozy warmth.

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Dark muddy brown in color with a light brown/tan head that lingers well and laces well.

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Solid body, but perhaps too much carbonation detracts from the overall feel of the brew.

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Fuck Art - This Is Advertising from To Øl
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