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Stochasticity Project - Quadrotriticale | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style quadrupel brewed with a special grain called triticale.

Added by dwagner003 on 06-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
862
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
30.34%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
193
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 147 | Ratings: 862
Reviews by dmgeng:
Photo of dmgeng
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this beside the Enjoy By IPA and it looked so interesting that I had to try it.

A - Nice ruby/brown color. Fine white head with coarse bubbles. Slightly cloudy probably chill haze due to the triticale (grain proteins) in the beer.

S - Lots of the typical Belgian yeast spice character (phenolic) predominant. Just underneath that are the strong malt and caramel tones that are typical of a Belgian dark strong ale. No hops but this beer isn't really made for that.

T - Very similar to the smell the Belgian character holds true but isn't the only player with lots of malty goodness sitting on a bed of the caramelized sugars. The grain also makes a play for the flavor with the middle tasting of a rye/grainy character that makes perfect sense. It's a complex beer that gets even more complex the more your tongue gets used to the Belgian flavors and it warms pulling you more into the depths of this Quad.

M - Full mouth-feel that isn't too cloying. Has some bitterness and finishes like a Quad giving it a complex aftertaste that isn't exactly the same as the flavor but doesn't stick to your entire mouth. Light carbonation making the flavors sit longer on the tongue letting you take in all of the complexity.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Definitely not a drinking beer and pretty much a palate wrecker. I did enjoy this beer but it is more novel than just a great beer. There is plenty to discover in this bottle and I may even get it again if I'm tired of Stone's delicious IPA selection. Give this beer a try and I'm sure that you will taste an adventure that you won't easily forget

Glass- Stout glass (bulb snifter)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Moose90
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap

A – Big dark rye colored brew here, lacing is somewhat minimal but nice enough.

S – Triticale overload here, this is okay if you are a fan of triticale, it is unique I'll grant them that, but this is really lacking balance and comes across quite sweet.

T – Triticale again, but it is more thoroughly balanced with rye spice and is much less sweet than the nose would lead you to expect. Some light dried fruit notes on the finish.

M – Nicely done here, not sticky sweet nor astringent and dry. Great balance.

O – Very dominant with the triticale. It is a good beer if you like triticale, I think they could have done much better, and this would be absolutely ridiculous if it were barrel aged.

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Photo of Ego
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

eyes...
audible head sizzles and calms down in a few seconds, the head settles in to more of a coating and hangs out at that level, the lacing is really nice and clingy, medium brown color with a good amount of very tiny bubbles, decent looking glass o' brew

nose...
grainy sugar (brown sugar?), faint molasses, fresh bread yeast, chlorine dough (in a good way), pretty unique nose... not sure what to make of it

taste etc...
the first thing I noticed was the smoothness of the carbonation (even before any flavor - the feel is near silky), light molasses with an almost booze kick (it holds back just enough), dark fruit notes emerge later on in the glass balancing out the brown sugar
notes, some quads have an almost wine like quality, the grain balances that out here

verdict?
tasty. not too sweet for this non sweet tooth. A caged beast, this has a lot going on but seems in control. Delivers a nice punch and hits a lot of good notes.

not a Belgian beer
wears a cloak so familiar
cozy winter treat

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Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MikeSJbeers
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a goblet this beer was a pretty cherry amber color, with a minimal tan head.

Sweet caramel aroma. Fruit. Dough. The aroma was on the subtle side.

Taste less subtle. Caramel/molasses. Dark fruit, figs and dates. Wheat. The rye showed up late, and gave a bit of a peppery taste.

Overall, a pretty nice beer. I thought it was a little too sweet for me.

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Photo of freshflesh
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a bottled on date and it lists the abv at 9.3% abv.

Appearance: The look is a dark tarnished copper color with a light haze. A small light tan head briefly tops the beer. Lacing is minimal and it only managed a thin foam ring as I drank.

Smell: The aroma is light overall but very pleasant. I get nice dark fruit and sweet doughy and bready maltiness.

Taste / Palate: Up front there is a pleasant sweetness with notes of dried apricots and a touch of prune with a backing of rye bread and mild hop bitterness. The palate feels right and nicely balanced.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz Bomber.Very sweet with a taste of pairs maybe apples.Not really for me.Good ABV at 9.3.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrianBeers1030
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of virinow
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Bottled on 06/02/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of light tan head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and sweet Belgian Quad style aroma with big hints of dark fruit and sugar. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of clove, peppers, and funk. Big hints of Belgian candied sugar and brown sugar. Toasted malts with hints of grains, straw, biscuit, caramel, and toffee. Big fruit esters with hints of bananas, apple, and pear along with dark fruit hints of cherry, grape, raisin, prune, fig, and dates. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a fruity, yeasty, and fairly sweet Belgian Quad style taste with big notes of dark fruit and dark sugar. Belgian yeast with some notes of funk, clove, and pepper spicing. Sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar and burnt brown sugar. Bready toasted malts with notes of grains, biscuit, straw, caramel, toffee, and cracker. Big taste of dried fruit esters with notes of bananas, pear, and apple. Dark fruit notes of grape, cherry, prune, raisin, dates, and fig. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy and fairly chewy and slick. Sweet but far from cloying. A little alcohol heat is noticeable but its not harsh.

Overall: A pretty good spin on a Belgian Quad. Good fruit esters with an interesting twist from the tritcale grain.

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Photo of Mantooth
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured at the wonderful Park Road Duckworth's, Charlotte, NC...

We all agree, Stone does a damn good job of it... most of the time...

Pours a dark copper color with a thick fringe of mocha trimmings. Not much of a nose on this cloyingly sweet 9.3% bubble-gum beast. Beneath all the sugar hides a bit of caramel... but it's hiding far too well. All in all - sacharine sweet and then some - I'm one and done with this brew... sadly, couldn't even finish it.

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Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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