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Préaris Quadrupel | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Ratings:
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3.83
pDev:
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Préaris QuadrupelPréaris Quadrupel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-06-2011

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 128
Reviews by DARIVA:
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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This is a dark brown beer with a beautiful head.

S: The smells of lemon and grapefruit, also slightly sour.

T: Long bitter aftertaste and very tasteful.

M: Delicious carbonation and a good balance.

O: Good drinkable, with a nice aftertaste.

Surprising beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of deebo
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Underrower
1.63/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Paid $15 for 750 ml bottle. Served in a goblet.

Appearance - What you would expect of a quad, nice and muddy looking. Nice fine small bubbles in the little bit of foam that you get on a pour and lacing left in the glass.

Smell - was supprised. This does not smell like any quad I have had. Sharp, fruity maybe? Not rich and boozy and dark but light, sour smelling.

Taste - at first, coffee and cigarette smoke but only breifly. Not tasting any fruit like I do in other quads. Very quicky it goes to bitter copper pennys and way later long after it is gone the taste can only be described as if I had licked an ashtray. I concede that many folks like a bitter beer and for those folks I would say that the beers flavors go together well and seem cohesive. No weird gaps on the flavor ride or any watery-ness. Unfortunatley, I am unable to find the complexity that others can taste in this beer.

Mouthfeel - Decent mouthfeel. Not thick or velvety or super slick but nothing at all to complain about.

Overall - Please note that I like the rich, malty, sweet, boozy, dark beers (Gouden Carolus Van De Kaiser Blau, Leffe Brune, St Bernardus 12, Gulden Draak, Marzens, etc.) and I just dont like bitter beers...at all....ever. That being said, this is one of the worst beers I have ever had. Folks that like a huge, bitter, hop presense have a good chance at finding this to be a good quad and not your usual Belgian.

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Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a small snifter from a large bottle.

Hazy dark brown with a durable, creamy, dark tan head that leaves superb lacing.

Very good and typical (if that's possible) aroma, but the flavor is a bit disappointing, especially In the aftertaste where eventually a mildly bitter and burnt flavor is almost all that is left.

Feel: full, or near full, body, medium and very soft carbonation.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 10/11/14

Appearance - Pours dark auburn brown with a khaki 2-finger head. Fair retention, dying to a thin, broken layer of suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is mostly spotty with some streaks here and there. Good stick.

Smell - Not much. Lightly tart with some dark, fruity, sugary sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Not much punch in the flavor, instead opting for moderate subtlety. Dark fruit hitting on fig and plum with a touch of raisin sweetness and a sweet, sugary backbone. Hops appear mildly near the finish with a leafy, floral bitterness. Faint tartness appears in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Not overtly syrupy as most quads - for me this is a plus.

Overall - Decent brew, but ultimately lacks the strength of flavor and sophistication shown in the premier examples of the style. It is, in the least, a very drinkable, approachable quad that might make for a great introductory drink into the style.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer at the Gambrinus pub in Brugge.

A - A very dark ale with a beige head on top, which turns in to a fluffy substance rather slow.

S - Fruity hops up front, than comes a yeasty kind of smell and after that the is a touch of pine noticeable.

T - Candy sugar up front, not to much though, just in balance with the other flavors. The body has a full sweet and bitter taste, mixed with floral hops.

M - A medium carbonation and a warming aftertaste.

O - A nice quadruple. a little different than the other ones out-there.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Gmann
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dirty chocolate brown color with a tight creamy head that dissipates into a frothy cap. Some nice lace action.

The aroma is of a brown bread malt, perhaps some pumpernickel. Some plum fruity notes and a touch of clove.

The taste is of a dark bready malt. Hints of brown sugar. Light carob and a subtle plum fruitiness. Light clove spice. Flavors seem muted for a quad. No off flavors quite enjoyable but lacking the Big Bang quad flavor.

The feel is light to moderate with airy carbonation. It is delightfully sweet on the palate with just a hint of rustic bitterness.

Very easy drinking quad. Lacks some depth but no ill flavors.

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Photo of torriman
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Antyk
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Coren
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Dark brown body with fermentation floating around making this hazy and murky, the head is a light tan color, very thick and billowy and last for a very long time. The lacing is very thick and absolutely wonderful to look at.
Smell:
The aroma is filled with dark fruits, fig, grape, and apple.
Taste:
Malty and sweet, orange zest and brown sugar are the main flavors here. I do pick up some mild raisin tastes.
Mouthfeel:
Crisp and plenty of carbonation, its medium bodied and the alcohol is well presented in this quad.
Overall:
Smooth, relaxing and easy to drink, this is a good quad, maybe not as complex as others I’ve had but definitely very smooth.

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Photo of desint
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of proctah
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Hazy deep red. Thick tan head and messy lacing. Looks like a quad should.
smell: Dark sweet fruit. Not terribly complex but very nice quad.
taste: Much like the nose but with some aromatic spice in the finish and a slight peppery burn.
Very interesting and tasty.
overall: Nice quad. Not the best I've had but quite good.

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Photo of HopStoopidKev0907
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Préaris Quadrupel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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