Quadzilla (Cherry Quad) - Church Brew Works
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Reviews by everetends:
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle I had at Church Brew Works. Served up in tulips and the bottle cost about $16.
A: Pours a somewhat cloudy, medium brown/amber with some red and pinkish hues to it. Doesn't seem to be very thick off the pour at all. A vigorous pour also didn't yeild much of a head. Only got about a 1/4 finger of off white head, but there is no retention whatsoever. Its ok in look.
S: Smell is kind of throwing me off. Not really getting much of a Quad like aroma out of this. It has a pretty decent amount of a vinegar/sour aroma coming out. A little strange considering the style, but its pleasant. Very light cherry presence but nothing over the top or too distinctive. There is a little bit of spice and quad like malts coming out but they pale in intensity to the vinegar like presence. With that said, it smells pretty good.
T: Yet again, it brings a little bit of tart and funk to the plate in the taste. Getting a good amount of tartness that I imagine is coming out of the cherries, but the flavor is not completely or distinctively cherry. Has a little bit of wood character to it. Quad like malts come through with some bread and spice, with just a touch of cocoa. A little bit of pineapple comes across as well. Its good but its not screaming Quad to me at all.
M: Medium carbonation and on the light side of medium in body. Alcohol is light and only slightly warming, not bringing any intensity in this department. A little tart and sweet on the palate. Aftertaste is a little bit of that tartness along with a bit of cocoa sweetness.
D: This is a really good beer and I was happy that we decided to give it a go. With that said, it is confusing because it isn't coming across as a full blown Quad. I hate to be a stickler for style, but it seems a little more than a little off. Its still good and went really well with dessert. I really enjoyed the hell out of it but I could see how some could be put off by it.
Serving Type: 750ml Bottle Vessel Type: Tulip Price:$16.00
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2010 23:13:02 | More by everetends
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3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Got this bottle in a BIF a couple of years ago, opening it tonight on a random Wednesday. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Pours a caramel brown with a smidge of red as well. An inch of khaki head fades to a rim pretty quickly.
Smell is really malt heavy; super syrupy malty with a hint of sweet cherry flesh.
Taste follows with more sweet malt. Some medicinal cherry flavor comes on the back half.
This beer is probably past whatever prime it had. May have benefitted from some barrel aging to balance out some of the malty sweetness that dominates.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2013 02:21:01 | More by CruisaC
Quadzilla (Cherry Quad) from Church Brew Works
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.