Préaris Quadrupel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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1.56/5 rDev -60.8%
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.
09-08-2013 03:51:33 | More by Underrower
3.78/5 rDev -5%
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.
10-12-2013 00:04:50 | More by chinchill
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
02-20-2012 20:45:10 | More by Mar02x
3.75/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
06-09-2013 04:54:33 | More by Gmann
3.6/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
The aroma is filled with dark fruits, fig, grape, and apple.
Malty and sweet, orange zest and brown sugar are the main flavors here. I do pick up some mild raisin tastes.
Crisp and plenty of carbonation, its medium bodied and the alcohol is well presented in this quad.
Smooth, relaxing and easy to drink, this is a good quad, maybe not as complex as others I’ve had but definitely very smooth.
04-15-2014 23:51:03 | More by vickersspitfire
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
08-26-2013 22:29:47 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.78/5 rDev -5%
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is very dark brownish red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high off white head.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of roasted malts along with lots of Belgian yeast.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable because it hides its alcohol very well. I couldn't pick up any flavors of the underlying Quadrupel.
12-09-2013 01:29:55 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +0.5%
During a trip to Brugge in Dec 2011 I had two 33 cl bottles of this brew, the first in t’Brugs Beertje and the second in De Bierboom: this review is of the second bottle, Daisy’s place being too busy to review in.
The original receipt comes from ‘De Vliegende Paard Brouwers’ (Oedelem) but is now brewed by De Proefbrouwerij (Lochristi). Anyway the beer poured a very dark brown colour (almost black) with some ruby hints when held up to the light. The head was a well constructed foam covering of beige coloured bubbles.
In the nose, dark chocolate, caramel and fruit cake: theses being the big three in an aroma of great magnitude and complexity.
The taste was also very complex, with flavours coming at you from all angles: malty, chocolate, toffee, coffee, mixed dried fruits (raisins, oranges, etc, etc), pepper and wintery spices. It had a mini-bitter hop edge towards the end of each sip too!
Even though it sounds (from the smells and taste description I’ve given) rich, heavy and full bodied it isn’t: it’s fairly thin for such a complicated beer, not watery but certainly not creamy or rich in any way. The alcohol content is well hidden and sits nicely within the whole experience of drinking this brew.
01-13-2012 12:17:15 | More by BlackHaddock
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
33 cl bottel poured into my lost zbbey stemware glass
Very dark, opaque, almost black colored pour. Large, light tan, head that is slow to drop and produces a bit of lacing.
Spicy, peppery, molasses and malt aroma. An almost vegetable aroma as well. Peppery spice in the mouth.
Bitter and watered down hop flavor. Dry, bitter back. A little too dry and some of that vegetable aroma is evident in the mouth as well.
Not bad. But not a real quad
02-10-2012 19:52:36 | More by beerpirates
4.06/5 rDev +2%
Randomly had this because a distributor was trying to sell this to my job. Pours up brown with small off white head. Aromas of slight ethyl alcohol, raspberries, cocoa. Taste is plums, toasty malts, vanilla, dark cherries. Very smooth beer. Can't even taste the 10% booze. Medium bodied. I dig it
07-17-2013 22:10:38 | More by stumac
4.45/5 rDev +11.8%
Color- cloudy brown ruby. Huge head.
Aroma- coffee, chocolate, dates with hint of hazelnut.
Taste- Starts with a complex mild blend of Christmas cake, raisins, and nuts smoothed by chocolate softness in the mid-body then finishes with a beautiful roasted malt with subtle chocolate coffee tones.
Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 8/3/2013.
06-01-2014 23:47:56 | More by utfiero
Préaris Quadrupel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.