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Quad - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 28
Gots: 110 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Todd on 10-17-2001

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Ratings: 1,016 | Reviews: 527
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found a case of this dated from 2004 at my beer store near my house.

I got home and cracked open my first Quad ever, took a sip, and drove back down there and purchased the other 2 cases!!

Smell-deep smells of prunes and figs.

Appearance-lots of sediment and cloudy with an dark amber appearance.

Taste-like heaven on earth!! got lots of the prunes/figs and date flavors I smelled but could NOT taste the 11.8% abv alcohol. This beer has aged incredibly!!
The 2004 lost almost all the belgian yeast flavor, but was still awesome!!
This is my favorite beer ever.

I tried a new bottle from 2011 and had a similiar view but with more of the alcohol flavor present and more belgian yeast flavor present.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A fellow beer enthusiast gave me a bottle of this that had been aging in his cellar for a few years--so what I report here might be slightly different from what you get in a bottle straight from the store.

On the nose, this ale smells like what I'd expect from a well-aged bottle of port: heavy, thick, dark fruit (especially prune) scents dominate, with hints of natural spiciness.

On the tongue, these thick, dark fruits explode, literally filling your mouth and nasal cavity, almost making your eyes water with joy. The similarities between this ale and a port continue, the sugary prune/raisin, almost cognac-like flavors dominating, reminding me of a mixture of melted brown sugar, butter, and pure vanilla. But these are accompanied by distinctly beer flavors, especially toffees and caramels, a hint of chocolate malt, and some light hops that linger ever-so-slightly on the tongue, bringing a nice balance to what could otherwise be an overwhelmingly sugary-sweet brew.

If this beer could be faulted for anything, it's that it might be too potent and sugary. I can see how the massiveness of this ale could drive some away; this is just about the farthest thing from a Budweiser you could get, and still be drinking a beer. I, however, think it's magnificent. Five stars.

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Easy to drink, which is very dangerous considering the ABV. Smooth taste, with a little bit of a strong alcohol taste. If you just want to chill out with 1 or 2 beers, I highly recommend this. Enjoy

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Whoa, this is some serious shit. My local packy has a, limited line of Weyerbacher, and this one was new today. I know these types of beers generally improve over time, but this beer is fantastic!! I am totally blown away even at $17 a six pack.

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As I was drinking this beer, I was like,, like, like, well you know know, this is some strong shit. Great beer.

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Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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