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El Cuatro - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 39
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  11.12% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-04-2013)
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ccrida

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Batch Mar 23 2013 bottle poured into Bier Stein snifter, El Cuatro is hazy burnt gold with slow spritzy bubbles forming a medium bubbled head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is boozy, sweet. Green apple. In line with what I expected, good, quiet, in-spite of the strength, no burn.

Taste is fruity, the wine and brandy are pretty evident, calvados. There's an acridness to it that I don't love, earthy, like wood / stem - not the same as vanilla and coconut notes from barrel, which I don't get, maybe a *touch* of coconut.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium bodied, a little oily.

Drinkability is OK. It's a strong beer, but the alcohol character has lots of depth, and is clean. The biggest problem is that acrid, woody taste, almost like eating peanut shells or something. Overall, disappointed enough that I will think carefully before dropping another $25 on one of their beers. Digging the smell, but taste is king.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:15:38 | More by ccrida
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MitchB2

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Went to Bend to mtb and drink liquid perfection during the central oregon beer fest.

AA had a tasting night at Crows Feet Commons.

We had the free samples of La Tache and Sahali.

They also had El Cuatro for sale.

$6 for a sample.

What the hell, we're on vacation.

I sipped the El Cuatro. The first thing that popped into my brain was:
"This is the best beer I have ever had"

I said nothing.

I slid it over to my GF.

She sipped it.

She said, with no hesitation whatsover, "This is the best beer I have ever had".

Enough said.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 03:45:03 | More by MitchB2
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El Cuatro from The Ale Apothecary
92 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.