Quadzilla (Cherry Quad) - Church Brew Works
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Reviews by unclecrappy:
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Mine was bottled in the spring of 2007 -- opened on New Year's Day 2008.
Appearance about what it should be -- brown with a ruby tinge, with a nice tan head that holds on pretty well.
Smell is exceptional -- the cherries are in there somewhere, but they mix nicely with some of the other components, like a little caramel, yeast and some alcohol.
Really liked the taste. Comparable to Ommegang's Three Philosophers, but just a touch sweeter. The cherries are there, but they're nicely balanced with a musty malt sweetness. There's a little alcohol sharpness at the end, but just a little. Good stuff.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. And it gets better as the beer warms.
I cruised through the bomber while watching a bowl game on TV. The beer was much better than the football.
I wish I had tasted some of the earlier versions of Quadzilla, because I'm curious about how the Church has rebounded from what I thought were a couple of bad years. It seems like the new crew has found a groove -- and this Quadzilla is a good example.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2008 21:49:05 | More by unclecrappy
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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 96 ratings.