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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: 1 | 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:
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(Beer added by: hamilton23 on 07-22-2012)
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Pours a dark brown almost cola color with a thin cream colored head. Leaves a few spots of lacing down the glass.

S: Candi sugar, Belgian yeast and some dark fruit. Alcohol is pretty evident as well.

T: Very similar to the smell. Dark fruit and Belgian yeast with some brown sugar and a hint of plum. Mouthfeel is way thinner than I expect from an 11 percenter. Definitely not a bad try.

notchucknorris, Nov 06, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Toronado. Served in a tulip.

A - Off-white foam settles to a collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Transparent ruby body.

S - It's Belgian alright - tons of anise, candi sugar, dark bread, spicy yeast, and eye-stinging alcohol.

T - Again, heavy on the anise, candi sugar, dark bread, caraway seeds, and red fruits, with a tad less alcohol than the aroma.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, chewy texture, dry finish, and surprisingly little warming considering how present the alcohol is in the taste. Moderate-to-low carbonation level.

D - This is quite boozy at this stage, but I also find Rochefort 10 pretty hot out of the gate so I imagine there is aging potential for this one. Otherwise, it's a pretty solid quad and a surprisingly good American take on the style. Still, it took a number of us to finish the tulip.

MasterSki, Aug 20, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Palms 4th Anniversary party. Taster glass.

A: Pours a clear, amber-tinted brown, greyish head with so-so retention and no lacing.

S: Dark dried fruit, plum, brown sugar, and spicy malt meld nicely. A little red fruit as it warms.

T: Similar as the smell, fruity esters, finishing mostly dry and with a touch of bitterness. Alcohol is a bit noticeable as well.

M: Very light carbonation and medium body.

O: Pretty solid effort for a quad. Not to the level of the better off-the-shelf Belgians, but tasty nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

hamilton23, Jul 22, 2012
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On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick after each sip. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but fairly strong.

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