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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel - Real Ale Brewing Company

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89
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14%
Wants: 9
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 Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Obsidian body, crowned by a small, tan head, which fades fairly quickly. The lacing is fine-beaded, and glass-coating.

Aroma: Lots of vinous alcohol, wood notes, earth, dark fruit, and roasted malt.

Taste: Opens with sweet alcohol,roasted malt, and a decent caramel backbone. There are also prominent dark fruit notes, perhaps raisins and plums, and bittersweet chocolate. As the taste progresses, rather earthy notes appear as well. Throughout, there is an undercurrent of sweetness, mild but prominent. Finishes with a lingering vinous alcohol note, and some mild herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite full, and rather pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An intriguing and over-the-top beer. Would pair very well with a holiday dinner. It seems elegant and understated, rather like a fine Port wine.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 01:39:22 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
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utfiero

Texas

1.53/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Color - dark walnut. Medium head.

Aroma- esters apparent and hints of pear and raisin.

Taste- A syrupy and hot interpretation of a Belgian brew. A complete miss and not measurable to any Belgian I've tried.

I have nothing against Real Ale (I've been to Blanco many times). This brew just doesn't measure up to its label.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass), Tasted December 2012.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 22:49:32 | More by utfiero
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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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htdoerge

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-29-2014 04:30:32 | More by htdoerge
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

12-14-2013 22:44:10 | More by greenspointexas
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2013 20:14:16 | More by hsus0225
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Premo88

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

13 oz. poured into tulip on tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston, TX
(drank 11/11/13)

L: black indoors (hard to tell but might be 100% clear); no stick, almost no lacing

S: fruity; toasted something; tamarind; soy sauce; cherry pie ... malty for sure and very interesting, lots going on

T: muted sour grapes/wine; fruity; dark malty to the point of tasting very stout/porter-like; completely hides the 10.8% ABV

F: nice, solid carbonation, full feeling with a solid weight

O: so it's not Rochefort 10 ... so what? it does very much come off as a quad, which is awesome as far as this Texan is concerned ... I'd love to see more of our USA breweries tackle the trappist monk styles; it's sweet, malty, a bit like a wine, fruity and is good enough that I'd like to try it again.

impossible to score for me but forget the numbers -- it's a brew worth trying, if for no other reason than to taste a Texas-made quadrupel

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 07:56:35 | More by Premo88
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a dark brown almost black pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. tons of licorice on the nose, chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, molasses. i tend not to like quads because they are too sweet, but this is very well balanced overall.. the flavor is sweet up front and a tiny bit of booze makes its presence - tastes of raisins, prune, brown sugar, licorice, roasted grains, a bit of wooden flavor to it in the finish adds a touch of smokiness. medium in body on the heavy side with a good amount of carbonation makes this one pretty enjoyable each sip.

glad i got this in a surprise trade i did.. like i said, not a style i tend to like but for what it is, i like it.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:55:39 | More by facundoCNB
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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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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

10-01-2013 14:39:24 | More by Jame515
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

09-14-2013 02:26:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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brurevu

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Black Quadrupel poured a very dark hazy brown with hints of ruby red. The aroma was dense with the signature Belgian yeast, dark fruits and sweet caramel malts. It had all the flavors of a deep rich Belgian quadrupel with the bubble gum yeast, dark fruits and spiciness to match. Hidden behind it all was some dark chocolate undertones and the sweet caramel malts. Definitely a lot going on in this thick and hearty brew that coated my palate with it’s creamy confection. I hope Real Ale takes this out of the Brewer’s Cut and makes it a regularly featured beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 18:46:03 | More by brurevu
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

09-08-2013 02:36:22 | More by Sammy
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rph97

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

09-07-2013 22:40:37 | More by rph97
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GMB

Japan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2013 20:11:54 | More by GMB
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-26-2013 23:29:03 | More by ncaudle
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JuddRogers

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite dark Belgian style beers this year. Sad that it is a limited release.

This is my last bottle so it got a bit of ageing.

Poor: opaque black ale. little head.

smell: malt and more malt. yeasty. little citrus or pine from hops. Very much what I expect from the style.

taste: all malt, light hop. Dark fruit -- plum pudding or currants

mouth: smooth and creamy. Similar to Left Hand Milk Stout on nitro. But no nitro here.

Overall: Yum. More please?

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 04:08:20 | More by JuddRogers
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-26-2013 23:23:54 | More by JamLand
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davesway10

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-20-2013 21:04:31 | More by davesway10
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Texas_Speed

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

06-02-2013 15:47:46 | More by Texas_Speed
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10.08.13

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a big fluffy and fizzy light brown head. Head thins and fades away slowly with great head retention. Light, fluffy chunks of lacing left behind.

S: Big sweet dark fruits. Prunes, figs and some raisin. Plums even? Mild char with bits of chocolate. Caramel is notable along with some cloves.

T: More sweet dark fruits. Heavy and rich flavors contributed by the roasted malt. Gives it a charry, anise flavor with some bitter chocolate (just a hint). Sweet throughout with heavy caramel. Light acrid char in the finish, barely breaking free of the syrupy sweetness. Mild cloves and spices between sips.

M: Heavy body, lower carbonation, syrupy sweetness. Feels like lead in the belly.

O: A nice quad with the roasted malt providing a nice layer of complexity. Super sweet and super heavy, like drinking pure caramel at times. Tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:59:24 | More by Dope
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-07-2013 20:07:47 | More by mklisz
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-28-2013 23:16:07 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-18-2013 19:30:35 | More by browniewithnuts
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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.