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Templeton Rye Aged Nina’s Belgian Abbey Quadrupel - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Templeton Rye Aged Nina’s Belgian Abbey Quadrupel
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89
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-19-2012)
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jegross2

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

Reviewing the Templeton Rye Barrel Aged Nina’s Belgian Abbey Quadrupel from Haymarket Pub and Brewery out of Chicago, Illinois.

Score: 94

Tap pour served in a taster glass and enjoyed on 01/12/14 at Haymarket's anniversary party.

Appearance: Color is murky/cloudy chestnut brown with a darker center that lightens towards the edges. Served with a tan ring around glass of head. Average lacing and retention. Appearance is pretty much like I expected. 4/5

Smell: Sweet fig, raisin, dark berries, cocoa, toffee, tiramissu, butterscotch, bourbon, oak, and light vanilla. The complexities imparted from the bourbon aging and amplified (dark) fruitiness of the base beer mix wonderfully here. Marvelous integration on the nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes like a decadent dark fruit dessert. Sweet fig, toffee, chocolate and raisin upfront, then brown sugar, oak, light bourbon flavor and a faint spice on the back half. Finishes with a nice sweet dark fruit medley. Really, really lovely. I did not expect to like, let alone love, this beer. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation. Nice dark fruit sweetness and decadent richness without being cloying. Dry finish. 4.5/5

Overall: The most unexpectedly awesome beer of the night. I was compelled to purchase a growler of this, I loved it so much. The bourbon flavors and dark fruit work so well here. If you see this on tap, I highly recommend purchasing a pour.

Cost: $3 for a 4 oz pour, $9 for a 12 oz pour.

05-27-2014 01:54:05 | More by jegross2
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ms333

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-05-2014 15:05:49 | More by ms333
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-13-2014 05:56:15 | More by oso
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-12-2014 19:38:09 | More by ystazi
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2013 16:03:11 | More by bschinelli
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Danimal25

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-24-2013 21:45:07 | More by Danimal25
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DbbC

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-24-2013 06:00:02 | More by DbbC
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-23-2013 20:22:06 | More by bcm75
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Azpittil57

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52%

11-22-2013 22:59:11 | More by Azpittil57
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-27-2013 13:33:13 | More by Drucifer
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-28-2013 15:46:57 | More by spycow
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-14-2013 03:50:54 | More by Gonzoillini
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emerge077

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

On tap at Jerry's Andersonville, served in a small snifter glass.
Color was a deep cherry wood brown with a cap of light tan foam resting on the surface. Head retention was high, and lasted for the duration. The creamy foam left behind very fine lacing, with an ever present sticky collar rising up around the edges.

Big aromas of vanilla, sweet toffee, and a mellow woody spice. Creamy and viscous, palate coating, medium bodied with finely textured carbonation that creeps up visibly around the edges of the glass. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, clove spice, creamy and rich, sweetness lingers briefly in the finish and dries out after. Alcohol heat from the rye barrel is fairly well hidden though present, and overall it's well melded together.

As a regular Templeton drinker, I felt the barrel notes were distinct and complimented this beer nicely.

12-10-2012 21:36:38 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%

On-tap at FoBAB and then again at Haymarket. Served in a taster glass.

A - Slightly hazed ruby body, with a finger of tan foam that settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and plenty of lace.

S - The two different pours were quite a bit different. The one at FoBAB was heavy on bready grains, earthy notes, cherry, red cherry, licorice, and only mild notes of whiskey, vanilla, and coconut. On the other side the Haymarket pour had insane rye whiskey and vanilla, with mild notes of cherry flesh and candi sugar peeking through. 3.5 for the FoBAB version, and 4.5 for the Haymarket one.

T - The disconnect is mirrored in the taste - they Haymarket draft version has way more whiskey. Rye whiskey, red fruits and berries, green appleskin, some candi, and mild oak in the finish. There's more balance here than the crazy whiskey-forward Haymarket draft aroma.

M - Full bodied, sticky and heavy, with lower carbonation, and mild warming alcohol in the finish.

D - I was sort of lukewarm to the base quad, and the FoBAB version seemed like more of the same, but with a touch of whiskey. However, the draft version at Haymarket was pretty solid, with great whiskey notes. I happily enjoyed my 4oz and I'd have another small pour if it was still on-tap.

11-28-2012 21:55:11 | More by MasterSki
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coz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-21-2012 02:42:29 | More by coz
Templeton Rye Aged Nina’s Belgian Abbey Quadrupel from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.