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FiringsQuad - Alpine Beer Company

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hamilton23 on 07-22-2012)
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Description from Alpine's blog: “FiringsQuad” is a Belgian Quadruple and is going to come in at 11 % abv. Its dark, it has plenty of dark Belgian candy sugar in it. The flavors and aromas of rich, dark fruity-esters backed with sweet malt complexity and the spiciness of the Belgian yeast will surely appeal to those who crave big, dark Belgian beers. We anticipate “FiringsQuad” to be out in about three weeks. We have it on good authority that the recipe is very much like the finest of Belgian Quadruple made at the monasteries of Europe.

A: Chestnut brown with a bit of tan head
S: Belgian yeast, dried fruit and some spices
T: Slightly sweet on the front end with a finish that included notes of nutmeg and coriander.
M: Nicely carbonated with a somewhat dry finish

They will be bottling this beer shortly. I will be interested to see if age will change the characteristics of this beer in the same way Westy 12 and Roche 10 does.

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A: Dark amber in color, scant evidence of carbonation as the viscous liquid leaves no lacing anywhere on the glass.

S: Nice strong bouquet. Lots of tropical and candied fruits at the front, playing off notes of holiday spice. Anise, toffee surround the bouquet. Plenty of alcohol volatiles usher the sweet scents, leading to pronounced aromas.

T: The toffee notes leap to the front, followed quickly by the various flavors of ripe fruit. Banana, apple, papaya and guava - quite pronounced. There profile has an edge of holiday spice - nutmeg, clove, cinnamon - that blend well with notes of anise and butterscotch. Hops actually play a role here, more than usual for the style, and work to dry the palate towards the end of the swallow. Ends with a short, sweet finish.

M: Rich and chewy, but not overly so given the ABV. There's enough carbonation to cut down on the sticky complexion.

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FiringsQuad from Alpine Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.