1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Quad - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
QuadQuad

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

905 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 905
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 71 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-17-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 905 | Reviews: 506 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bigdipip
bigdipip

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-21-2011 03:37:00 | More by bigdipip
Photo of reitzbrewing
reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-26-2013 03:06:27 | More by reitzbrewing
Photo of 3leggeddub
3leggeddub

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-23-2011 03:28:04 | More by 3leggeddub
Photo of JGuill
JGuill

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-28-2012 20:03:47 | More by JGuill
Photo of GoGators
GoGators

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-14-2011 23:03:11 | More by GoGators
Photo of brettmb
brettmb

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-30-2013 19:27:56 | More by brettmb
Photo of jmann40
jmann40

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-06-2013 18:03:31 | More by jmann40
Photo of dampfire
dampfire

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

03-09-2012 21:47:02 | More by dampfire
Photo of caninedevotion
caninedevotion

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-20-2011 12:15:01 | More by caninedevotion
Photo of randomdanger
randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-15-2011 14:44:22 | More by randomdanger
Photo of indiggio
indiggio

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-16-2011 19:47:49 | More by indiggio
Photo of bigdaddypolite
bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-17-2011 03:56:03 | More by bigdaddypolite
Photo of cmiley123
cmiley123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-30-2011 00:15:53 | More by cmiley123
Photo of DeliriumDuck
DeliriumDuck

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-26-2011 18:50:08 | More by DeliriumDuck
Photo of RyanGoodman
RyanGoodman

Bolivia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-11-2011 02:16:26 | More by RyanGoodman
Photo of krs0123
krs0123

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-30-2014 23:23:46 | More by krs0123
Photo of mooer92
mooer92

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-05-2012 00:35:19 | More by mooer92
Photo of jondeelee
jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 20:55:32 | More by jondeelee
Photo of danedelman
danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 18:24:43 | More by danedelman
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Deep, yet pale tarnished penny, not much of a head, but considering this is a pretty fresh beer, I'll take the qualities as I get them....fresh. Com'n it's and American quad. Smell just blew me away, totally reeked of alcohol, but very fruity, plums and alcohol adn more alcohol.

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

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2005 00:56:04 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
Photo of Shovelbum
Shovelbum

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

No freshness date, but it's been in my cellar for about 5 months. It's brethern await a future session.

Pours a silky light tan head over a glowing orb of deep amber. Head receds leaving a few bands and dots of lace. Aromas of spice and sweet malt reach my nose before I’ve even raised my tulip. There’s also a bit of earth and some floral hops in the nose. Rich malt leads the flavors accompanied by a nice, yet mild, pepper and coriander spiciness. Some mild berry-like flavors and a decent wallop of earth as well. The hop are earthy and contribute a subtle balancing bitterness. A generous sweetness, but it’s definitely not slick, cloying or overpowering-- well-balanced by the other components of the beer. Full bodied, low carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with a clean to mildly dry finish and just a nip of alcohol at the end.

A study of balance. Great complexity and interesting layers of flavor and aroma. Some may find the malt to be a bit on the heavy-handed side, but I find the ale to be well-balanced overall. Then again, I do love malt. The mouthfeel is extraordinary: soft and full, but not overbearing. This ale fills the mouth and mind.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 23:15:25 | More by Shovelbum
Photo of NonicPanic
NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-04-2013 06:38:15 | More by NonicPanic
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-14-2012 11:56:40 | More by lvoutlawjlh
Photo of Garlicjosh
Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-04-2012 23:59:00 | More by Garlicjosh
Photo of kotzbauerm
kotzbauerm

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-11-2014 21:29:19 | More by kotzbauerm
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.