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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: genitempo on 10-12-2012)
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Reviews by HardTarget:
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HardTarget

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Glass is black but shows some murky brown light through at the edges. Holds a cream coffee halo of foam. Very thin cover.

Smell: Flinty, odd mixture of earth and banana peels. Esters are dark fruit with a splash of tonic water.

Taste: Belgian yeast drives most of the profile, comes across as European with a mineral water element. Some cherry skin tannin gives a little bite to the fruit.

Mouthfeel: Very prickly carbonation keeps the body somewhat suspended but seems a little overdone. Body is a medium heavy with a slick texture.

Overall: Where the normal road is Singel, Dubbel, Quad, this beer seems to have gone, Belgian Pale Ale, Double BPA, Quad BPA. Some great ester driven fruit notes going on, little peach, little tangerine skin, little plum, all with a heavy malt bill quietly holding it all up. A great little sipper, I'll grab more if I see it. Another interesting twist on a style: keep up the good work Real Ale!

01-05-2013 06:14:28 | More by HardTarget
More User Reviews:
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

05-06-2013 23:44:37 | More by Tiernan
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and dark fruit. The fruit notes come through very strongly. I get some cherries and raisins. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of caramel and roasted malt, as well as some chocolate and a hint of coffee. I also get some cherry notes, as well as a good amount of alcohol. The beer is very sweet and has some brown sugar character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-23-2012 02:29:52 | More by Mora2000
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-13-2013 02:32:18 | More by acurtis
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2013 20:14:16 | More by hsus0225
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

09-08-2013 02:36:22 | More by Sammy
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kaidasz

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Rarely have i had a beer which tasted like the description on the bottle or can. In this case Real Ale nailed it. To paraphrase, a malty quad and indeed this is the case. Pours a blackish hue with 1/4 head quickly dissipating and left little lacing round my chimay chalice.

Onto the good/great;

First taste was, oh yes this is a nice quad and then the malt backbone hits and you definitely are onto something slightly new and excitingly different.

Upfront tastes are the traditional fig, raisins, then belgian sugars and carmels, and finely turns to the malt.

The alcohol was higher than i thought, figured closer to 9% so pretty hidden burn.

Now to the kicker!; $8/4 pack, i will be returning to this again and again over the next 3 months. Great work Real Ale, I would rank this solidly above the Edition #1 (APA-nice but not great).

10-20-2012 02:22:08 | More by kaidasz
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2013 15:42:45 | More by jheezee
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -75%

11-16-2012 02:56:17 | More by dgrauwiler
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-20-2012 18:05:00 | More by dumptruck81
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-26-2013 23:23:54 | More by JamLand
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brandoneast

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-08-2013 04:51:02 | More by brandoneast
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-31-2012 22:27:41 | More by Hopmodium
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gtermi

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

A: The beer pours a nice dark brown, almost black, body with a thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing.

S: A lot of delicious funk, some candy style sweetness and a little bit of fruit and yeast.

T: Has the typical "QUAD" taste with the funk and sweetness. There is also a nice sweet grain flavor as the beer lingers. The fruit flavor also reminds me a lot of coconut.

M: The beer is super smooth and has a nice thin body. There is a nice crisp feel on the back of the throat as it goes down.

O: This is by far the best beer that Real Ale has produced in my opinion. Everything about this beer just blows me away. Absolutely delicious.

10-31-2012 04:46:23 | More by gtermi
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

11-29-2012 01:52:29 | More by FlyingKelly
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-14-2014 03:58:40 | More by Big_Dave
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Mish

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-11-2013 00:53:03 | More by Mish
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genitempo

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +16.3%

A - Real Ale always catches your eye on the shelf. They always bring about top-notch continuity with their logo, typeface, and visual style, that any Texas beer buff will always spot it on a shelf. The brew pours nice and thick, with a rich, dark chocolatey-caramel color in it's body that lightens up at the bottom of the pint glass. Tawny head that leaves little lace.

S - A good musty (if that makes any sense). With indications of figs in the background. Not overbearing.

T - Without dispute, this beer glosses to the back of the palate without any resistance. With such a high ETOH, one would expect some resistance from the taste buds. However, this beer is enjoyable from start to finish. It opens and closes with dark fruits, but its never upfront and never overbearing. A solid clean finish.

MF - Rich and lathering. Maybe a little alcohol on the exhale, but who doesn't mind that?

O - Proud to be the first to review such a well-crafted beer. I was upset not have a sip of this at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. Nonetheless, Real Ale has truly created a great piece here. Looking forward to enjoying another soon...maybe on draft.

10-12-2012 03:20:37 | More by genitempo
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

12-12-2012 03:03:50 | More by atoulouk
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-10-2014 15:23:06 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

10-14-2013 01:35:51 | More by cestlavie
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-31-2012 03:29:02 | More by WritersBlock
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bbcd

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-28-2012 00:15:48 | More by bbcd
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melissajtai

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

10-19-2012 20:06:03 | More by melissajtai
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Kips

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2012 12:37:10 | More by Kips
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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.