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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel - Real Ale Brewing Company

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very good

28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 129
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 28.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: genitempo on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of starkmarvelo
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Real Ale Brewer's Cut #2

A- hazy dark brown, very dark brown. Pretty much black. Small half finger head.

S- big sweet dark fruit notes with burnt sugar and a slight hint of acetone.

T- again big dark fruit, caramel, a lot of burnt sugar bitterness. Bit of an aged cheese on the finish. Pretty big alcohol bite as well. Very complex.

M- thick sticky mouthfeel. Coats the tongue. Cheesy aftertaste.

O- okay, so I still don't like Quads all that much. Take my review with a grain of salt. It's pretty tasty, but there are some flavors that I don't like. It's definitely better than Rochefort 10. It's good. If you're into quads it probably great! Very complex.

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Photo of kaidasz
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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).

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Photo of genitempo
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.