Apis IV - Elevation Beer Co.
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Reviews by znichols:
3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Dark, dark brown; almost black unless held to the light. Off-white head with a good amount of lacing. Looks somewhat thin and dark for a quad, but not an awful looking beer.
S- Earthy woodchips, slight toffee and spice, and a slight hop edge. Not a whole lot of flavor, but it definitely presents itself in the nose. Not really any booze here.
T- Nice flavor of rich malt and light, herbal hops. Somewhat too much roastyness for the style, but not too off-putting. A little bit of floral honey in there if you look for it. No booze, which is nice.
M- Really solid, crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe a little too light for the style. I prefer my Quad a little more syrupy, but this is nice.
O- A solid first offering from Elevation. After this beer which shows more roasty and toffy-like malt, herbal hops, and slight smoke than a traditional Quad, i expect their beers to sort of bend the style barriers, which im all for. Maybe could have used a little more of that belgian yeast and farmy flavor, but overall not bad. Oh, and the alcohol (10.4%) is damn near undetectable.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2012 02:37:25 | More by znichols
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one pours into a medium head. Very dark but not black. Under the light it looks a dark brown with red. Smells like chocolate, caramel, wood, cigar a little banana. It has a smoky taste, medium body, high carbonation. Wood taste, although not sure if this is matured in wood. Drink slowly.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 02:08:01 | More by tomordonez
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at D&T in Houston.
A: Pours a dark, slightly hazed garnet red color. A two finger beige head rises with excellent retention. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: A big malty aroma with the right amount of sugar and caramel sweetness and a nice fruity character. Some banana like fruity esters, and some darker fruits like cherries and plums. A phenolic spice in the finish as well. Very nice.
T: Again, very nice and enjoyable. Sugar and caramel sweetness, fruity esters of bananas. That Belgiany phenolic spice in the finish brings everything together.
M/D: A medium to full body. Crisp carbonation, but smooth at the same time. Just the right amount of warming alcohol that makes this an enjoyable sipper.
The best of the bunch that I had at D&T. So far, the one that I would purchase again. Something that I would recommend.
Serving type: on-tap
02-13-2014 03:14:27 | More by champ103
Apis IV from Elevation Beer Co.
89 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.