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Quad - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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86
very good

902 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 10-17-2001)
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into oversized snifter.

My bottle lists the ABV at 11.8%.

A - Slightly hazy reddish brown. Quarter inch of tan head rises and falls somewhat quickly, though the short retention is expected. Mild to moderate lacing.

S - Great smelling stuff. Lots of dark fruits including currants, prunes, and raisins with a bit of molasses and caramel thrown in. Interesting overtone of overripe/rotten apples (like a good English barleywine) and an elusive note of something between a tobacco shop and new leather. There's a bit of yeasty, phenolic edge deep in the background likely giving off the tobacco/leather impression.

T - Well Weyerbacher, you've managed another awesome smelling beer that falls flat on it's face when it comes to the taste test. Ok, it really isn't that bad but I thought there'd be a lot after given this beer a good long whiff. Things are looking up as QUAD approaches room temperature. This brew tastes like a big glass of prune juice accented slightly by grape and apple juice. Some fruity tartness is evident early on but by mid palate gives way to sweetish caramel, toffee, and molasses notes. Something brilliant occurs in the transition from mid to late palate; there's a beautiful metamorphosis of caramel-esque flavors into a manageable phenolic character. The caramel and molasses shed their sweetness, pack on some moderate bitterness, and segue flawlessly into chalk, iodine, soap (in a non floral way), and even something a little peaty which I assume is tied into the leather/tobacco aromas from the nose. The sweetness slowly decrescendos to a rough pinnacle of medicinal bitterness and a moderate smack of raw alcohol. Bitterness subsides in the aftertaste leaving some residual sweetness though the alcohol is straight-forward and long lasting.

M - QUAD isn't as thick as I'd like, but it'll do. Medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. The noticable booze also thins it out a little bit; this is probably the major deterrant.

D - What started out as a rather medicore drinking experience turned out to be above average, especially after the brew breathed and warmed a bit. Unfortunately for Weyerbacher, I've come to expect ill-hidden alcohol in their bigger brews and unfortunately for me, QUAD is no exception. Had they concealed the alcohol better, the beer would've jumped in both taste and mouthfeel. There's a lot of great stuff going on with this brew, it just isn't quite presented the right way. Though I prefer the barrel aged version, Blasphemy, I would definitely like to do a side by side and see who came out on top.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 06:09:13 | More by PatrickJR
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Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.