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The Cloak Of St Martin - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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The Cloak Of St MartinThe Cloak Of St Martin

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 26
Avg: 3.31
pDev: 54.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: impending on 04-13-2013

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1.67/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance – As soon as the beer hit the glass I could tell that this was a complete failure of a beer. Obviously the brewery had some major problem with the yeast strain but continued to distributed the beer. The coloring is nice but the absolute absence of any type of carbonation indicates a major brewing/bottling problem.

Smell – The candied sugar and bread malts sadly indicate that this one had a lot of potential.

Tastes – This ale tastes like sugar water.

Mouthfeel – Thin as can be with zero effervescence.

Drinkability – This has to be the first 13% ABV ale that I’ve poured down the sink but they had no business bringing this to market.

Comments – I typically don’t post reviews of skunked beers or ones with obvious product problems like this one, but the ale continues to be sold and is quite expensive so people need to know to be on the look out.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

Photo of Vylo
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Quads are one of my most favorite kind of beer, and this bottle frankly butchered it. While the smell was that of a quad, I immediately noticed that it appeared flat. I thought I had gotten a bad bottle, until I read other reviews here. There is almost no carbonation to this "beer". It boasts a mediocre taste and an awful syrup mouthfeel. If I were this brewery I would be ashamed of this brew, they might as well have made a flavorful Nyquil. If you are looking for a good quad, look elsewhere, if you are looking for a good beer.... look elsewhere.

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3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Zach136
4.27/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep brown with no head.

Aroma: Dark fruit character of raisons, dates and cherries with a touch of acidity and a hint of leather.

Flavor: Deep farm fruit sweetness, incredibly smooth and well hidden alcohol presence. Hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Low carb, medium+ body lots of residual sugar.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-dark with little to no head
- has a tart fruit smell almost that of wine
-taste is same as the smell to much of a wine flavor not enough of the quad at all...
-slightly oily but apart from that very carbonated
-was hoping for alot more, didnt get the quad taste much at all more close to a american wild..

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Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75


750ml into a tulip. Pours a slick deep walnut cola, garnet when back lit, nearly zero head, no lacing.

Aroma is of a strong vinous quality, grape Hi-C and the ooze from the bottom of a crate of dark plums that have softened. nice

Dark fruits nicely dominate the initial sensation. Pleasant skin rind bitter aftertaste till tomorrow. Cherries and oak come forward at the last moment. Relatively thin bodied lifeless mouthfeel. While the alcohol is not solvent the intensity of the flavor belies its size. Leans towards being a barleywine. The second pour which included the dregs tasted noticeably different to its betterment. Needs warmth to shine, complex.

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4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

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3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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1.82/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 1pt 9.4 oz bottle, brewed June 2012

Little to no head with little to no carbonation (did I get a bad bottle?)

Smell- Deep, rich vinous, current, blackberry jam with a moderate alcohol note.

Appearance- Deep chocolate with dark ruby highlights. No head, little to no carbonation, even with swirling the glass.

Taste- Sickeningly sweet up front, in the middle, and in the end. Heavy, almost soy sauce malt flavor. Low to moderate bitterness. No truly off flavors but the sweetness makes it difficult to taste anything else.

Mouthfeel- Heavy, cloyingly sweet. Drinks like undiluted Pepsi syrup.

Overall- Maybe I got a bad bottle that failed to condition. That would certainly explain the sweetness and lack of carbonation. You'd think with what I paid for it, and the Belgian bottle, the shipping from Belgium, and the fancy paper wrapping, they would pay more attention to the actual quality of the beer. I'm a huge fan of the Belgian Quad aka Belgian Dark Strong beer but this is just awful.

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The Cloak Of St Martin from Brasserie De Brunehaut
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