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Fuck Art - This Is Advertising - To Øl

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12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 53
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 5.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: peabody on 08-06-2013

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Reviews by soulgrowl:
Photo of soulgrowl
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep chocolate brown with hints of chestnut, and a sturdy head the color of white sand. Delightful Christmas pudding aromas roll out of the glass – some sherry and walnuts, prunes and raisins, dates and brown sugar, plus a candied citrus zing similar to mixed peel or Cointreau. August is almost certainly not the ideal time of year to enjoy this beer, but here I am.

Fermented prune juice with a shot of port, a shot of Grand Marinier, a spoonful of cloves, and shavings of dark chocolate. Burnt gingerbread, musty cellar, cooked apples, brothy bay and star anise – this is boozy, bittersweet, herbal, and earthy. It tastes like a beer from the ancient past or the near future. Classic Belgian quadrupel flavors with the distortion turned up. How can a beer be so smooth and subtle yet so loud and aggressive at the same time? (832 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Received in a snifter from tap.

3.25 A: Murky copper color. Came without a head.

3.0 S: This doesn't smell like a quad at all. Dense, barleywine-style maltiness. Hefty dose of caramel with notes of toffee. Raisin and prune fruitiness. Surprisingly hoppy with plenty of citrus.

3.25 T: Again, this isn't a quad. It's a freaking BW. Heavy caramel, plum, raisin, prune fruits. Lacking much of the subtleness found in a good quad. Heavy hitting bready/grainy maltiness.

3.25 M: Heavy body. Syrupy dense. Good moderate carbonation.

3.25 D: I was excited about ordering a quad. I didn't get one. This wasn't bad, but not what I wanted.

Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, light and dark stone fruit with milder dried dark fruit, sweet and rich; . Flavor is dominated by caramel malt and light stone fruit, complex and intense like a mixed fruit syrup, light dried fruit, sherry, coriander and clove which give a peppery mild bitterness. Thick bodied and creamy. A big, sweet caramel malt bomb with complex fruit flavors. Like the aroma the flavor profile reminded me more of an English barley wine than a quadrupel, except there was distinct Belgian spicing. Not for the sweet averse, but I enjoyed this immensely. Wish I had gotten another for cellaring. On the market in my area for a nanosecond (despite its aggressive price), so glad I got one. (1,364 characters)

Photo of becktone
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Eye: Murky brownish red in color and cloudy. The beer forms a nice light tan head, creamy in texture at about one finger then it falls to about half a finger and has staying power there. Lacing looks excellent as it falls.

Nose: Off the bat dark fruits are evident, prunes and raisins. Not much belgian yeast character but there is some malt aroma and alcohol is definitely there. Toasty and some bready notes as well. Really smells more like an American style barleywine.

Tongue: Alcohol is easily identifiable and gives balance to the malt sweetness as well as create depth. Some dark fruit notes in there as well as malt flavor and complexity, but to me this one just tastes like an American Barleywine, kind of a disappointment really. It really reminds me of Bigfoot or Old Guardian, it doesn't seem very belgian. Its not as hoppy as either of those, but rather tastes as they would if they had some age on them, only not quite as malty. Body is full and carbonation is appropriate for the style. Hop flavor is in the finish and its a bit too bitter for this style.

Drinkability: If you ask me, this one is a miss for the style. Again, more of an American Barleywine. This will definitely age well, but all the belgian is missing. I'll not be picking it up again. Cool label, and I'm glad I have one to cellar to see what age does to it, but I'd tell you to go for Kasteel Donker any day...others that are miles ahead of this are (after Kasteel Donker) Rochefort 10, and Three Philosophers. It just doesn't do it for me. As an American Barleywine, great, but Belgian Quad...no. I wouldn't seek this one out. (1,615 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of fionn13
5/5  rDev +33%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierleichen
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a dark, rusty looking brown, with a 1.5 inch head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells pretty nice, dark fruits, leather, tobacco, leafy hops, and pine.

This is one of the more hoppy quadrupels I've had- it is labeled "a fat, rich, and hoppy quadrupel." The hop flavor feels very bitter, piney, grassy, and leathery, which contrasts pretty nicely with the rich malty flavors that include dark fruit, leather, caramel. The alcohol is not really noticeable at all, it's a bit spicy and warming, though.

This is medium bodied, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. It's pretty drinkable despite the ABV and strong flavors.

Colorful name aside, this is a really nice done quadrupel- the hoppy aspect sets it apart from other more traditional versions. (840 characters)

Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (605 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy dark orange amber with mahogany tones and a one finger tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, light and dark stone fruit with milder dried dark fruit, sweet and rich; reminiscent of an English barleywine. Flavor is dominated by caramel malt and light stone fruit, complex and intense like a mixed fruit syrup, light dried fruit, sherry, coriander and clove which give a peppery mild bitterness. Thick bodied and creamy. A big, sweet caramel malt bomb with complex fruit flavors. Like the aroma the flavor profile reminded me more of an English barley wine than a quadrupel, except there was distinct Belgian spicing. Not for the sweet averse, but I enjoyed this immensely. Wish I had gotten another for cellaring. On the market in my area for a nanosecond (despite its aggressive price), so glad I got one. (896 characters)

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Bubbles
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of bcholka1
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bitter , bland and over priced (30 characters)

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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. (725 characters)

Photo of themathguy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A quad whose flavor is a little lighter than some, but uses the alcohol presence well. Would like to see the dark fruits featured a little bit more, but it uses that sugary caramel sweetness nice. Nice quad (not mind blowing), but would recommend (246 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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