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Schlafly Quadrupel - The Schlafly Tap Room

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86
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | 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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Ratings: 179 | Reviews: 80
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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky rust colored brew..cream head. Musky, yeasty, slightly tart smell...wood and malt. Some alcohol in the nose. The taste is sweet, with a background of hops and warmth. Full body. Strong.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok, but not awesome. Others are better

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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
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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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.

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Schlafly Quadrupel from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.