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Préaris Quadrupel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2011

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into a snifter, the beer is a dark, turbid, date-brown coloring with a foamy, filmy, clingy, off-white head that starts out tall, but settles out into a surface coating. Aromas of rich sweet notes, including date, fig, plums, raisins, brown sugar, molasses, and a spice blend of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and clove. There are some chocolate and coffee notes in there, too. Very layered aromas. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with a blast of date and fig up front, providing bits of tart sweet amidst all the heavy richness. There is a backbone of caramel, chocolate, coffee, and molasses that is heavy and consistent throughout, providing a depth to the beer. The spices present on the nose take a definitive back seat on the palate, providing little more than accents here and there. The body is robust and smooth, with a subtle edge towards the end providing by the carbonation, which is working hard on an obvious losing battle to the mass of this brew. The aftertaste is roasty and tangy sweet throughout, with old world fruit blending with the chocolate and caramel. The aftertaste has a decent linger to it, throughout the smooth, slick finish. Decent beer. The increased ABV is hidden very well throughout.

Photo of mwilbur
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark, but clear, reddish-copper hue with 3-4 inch light tan head with excellent retention.
S: Soft bready yeast, sweet caramel malt, honey and melon, raisin, and a hint of brown sugar. Given time to let this settle a bit, herbaceous hops (e.g. mint) emerge.
T: Cola and brown sugar up front, darker caramel malt, dark dried fruit, and a hint of pepper and honey. Doesn't keep up with the promising appearance and aroma. Bummer.
M: Medium body...drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest. Sweet, then turns bitter with an off-putting lingering bitterness. Too strong of a hop presence here, especially given the style.
D: Started promising, but then took a flop.

Photo of beerforpresident
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccevallos
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mr-jj
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet from a 750 ml bottle.

Color is clear dark reddish brown with a massive thick creamy head that lingers for a long time before slumping into a foamy island. Sticky lacing marks each sip. Smell is Belgian yeast, stone fruit, caramel and a bit of booze. Flavor is complex, as I would expect from a quad. It has layers of malt and stone fruit, followed by raisins and spice with a mildly bitter finish of hops and a bite of alcohol. Body is medium/full with ample carbonation. It is very creamy and drinkable for a 10% ABV.
Overall, it is a very good quad - not quite great, but a fine offering nonetheless.

Photo of SStein
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a mild head. Doesn't necessarily smell like many Quads I have come across. Maybe the malt character isn't as robust? Maybe I'm losing it. Dark malt, some dark fruit, yes. The flavor I still find to be less encompassing as most of the Quad style. A bit more generic, dark sweetness and less yeast and dark fruit. Alcohol is fairly noticeable. Body is how it should be. Soft carbonation. I thought that this was different than most Quads that have entered my being.

Photo of T00ms
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes more like a Belgian stout than a Quad, but still enjoyable.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. If I'm deciphering correctly, this was bottled 11/27/12. Served in a goblet.

Pours an opaque burgandy hued chestnut with a rocky three fingers of head that rises above the rim of the glass. A thin layer of bubbles remains throughout, leaving several small spots of lace. At any point a quick swirl of the glass easily recreates about an eighth inch frothy cap.

Smells of grape juice, caramel, sour cherry, vague fruits, a strangely milky note and a good bit of oxidation.

Again in the taste I get a strong dose of grape followed by raisin, brown sugar, tart cherries, cocoa, caramel, a woodsy earthy note, a slightly vegital mild bitterness, some obvious oxidation and a little booze.

The two plus years of cellaring shows in the texture. Vaguely creamy, medium body with an airy but lively carbonation. Finishes with dark fruit, caramel, Belgian yeast and a faint lingering bitterness.

Préaris Quadrupel may not break any new ground but it is still a solid representation of the style.

Photo of cgrunin
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rockernino
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with an amber yellow tinge when held to the light, little visible carbonation, cloudy with fine particles of presumably yeast. Large 3 fingers of beige orange cream tinged head containing predominately fine foamy bubbles, and a few larger ones. Good head retention, solid foam left on the glass.

S: Chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, dates, snow, molasses, wood.

T: Light sweetness, good alcohol, molasses, snow, little background fruitiness, coffee, slight smokiness.

M: Medium thick body, light syrup, very little carbonation.

O: BBD: 27/03/16, drank on 19/12/14. Presumably since this beer is retired, its been around. Tastes oxidized, and not at its prime, though I never had a chance to have it younger. Got on Wishbeer.com, drank in Chiang Mai.

Photo of ragarazor
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of HopStoopidKev0907
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of troncaptain
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mattalmond
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

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Préaris Quadrupel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.