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Schlafly Quadrupel - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-17-2009

Our Quadrupel features notes of stone fruit from a Belgian abbey yeast strain and the taste of sweet toffee from a touch of Belgian Candi syrup. This mahogany-colored ale is fermented with a distinct Belgian abbey ale strain, then bottle conditioned with extra sugar and yeast for at least two weeks. European hops add balance to the sweetness of the malt and yeast.

In the United States, the term “Quadrupel” refers to a very strong, dark ale with a spicy, fruit flavor and high alcohol content. The beer style is intended to be stronger than a Belgian-style Tripel, so the alcohol content tends to be 10% or more. Beyond these guidelines, there is still discussion among brewers as to what constitutes a Quadrupel.

30 IBU
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tafyob41
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GSP
2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I should start with "I am a big fan of Schlafly's" and visit the brew pub whenever my travels take me to St. Louis. I admire most of their bottle conditioned ales, and in particular their Triple. However, I was very disappointed by this offering.

My bottle lacked sufficient carbonation and presented in the glass without a head. Atypical of the style (for good reason) since it result in an overly heavy ale even for a quad.

While it offered the complex flavors of a Quad with plum and toffee, the lack of carbonation and burdensome mouth feel made it unpalatable. I would have rated it more harshly, but as noted it lacked sufficient carbonation and I fear I may have gotten a "bad bottle"

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.29/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%

Figs, deeply caramelized malt, raisins, and vinous notes form the aroma. Toasted caramel, sweet, nutty malt, buttery toffee serve as the backbone, with raisins, lightly tart cherries, and booze rounding out the flavor profile. Surprised by the toffee, buttery character.

Photo of GregDuB65
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jwhancher
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750-mL bottle given to me from my brother for my b-day this past April. Decided to pop it open on the 4th of July. No freshness date to be seen on the bottle. Print screened label. Rustic looking artwork with short description of the beer on the back.

Pours a mahogany color nice and clear with massive rocky off-white head. Nice steady carbonation streams up from the large tulip sized glass I poured into.

Upfront aromas of residual brown sugars and candied stone fruit. Dark plum and figs come to mind. Predominately malty with no hop aroma. Sweet and rich candy smelling.

Malty sweet upfront with loads of brown sugar, candied dark fruit, and some carmelized sugars and molasses. Abbey dubbel Belgian yeast character shines here - but at double strength. Decidedly sweet with plenty of residual sugars but has a sharp tint of bitterness at the tail end.

At 12% ABV, this one drinks sparingly smooth. No hot alcohols or solvent vapors. Alcohol provides warmth but definitely not hot or harsh. Mostly full bodied. Perfect after dinner drink or can be substituted as dessert.

Overall, a very well made and balance Quad. Never had a beer from this brewery before, but would definitely try anything else they make after giving this one a shot.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of richj1970
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a light mahogany brown with a two to three finger fluffy off white head with nice retention. Lasting at least 2-3 minutes. Some spotty lacing,

S: Some slight yeast esters, but nose is dominated by plum, date, and Belgian candy sugar.

T: Lots of sweetness up front especially when cold. Plum, raisin, date, and fig. Some spices coming through as it warms including pepper and clove.

M: Full bodied and nicely carbonated coating the tongue nicely. Tends a bit towards the sweet side when cold, but improves as it warms.

O: A very solid quad. Glad I grabbed another bottle to take home.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of t8dd
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Schlafly Quadrupel from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.