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Préaris Quadrupel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2011

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Reviews by cindyjeffsmith:
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
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 Marius
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of deebo
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Underrower
1.63/5  rDev -58.8%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Mar02x
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of mattfancett
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of torriman
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Coren
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of desint
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of proctah
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HopStoopidKev0907
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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.

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