Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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84 Ratings
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Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad AleBarrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jera1350 on 09-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of pettis
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in Dec. 2010.

Upon pouring, a white foamy head that quickly disappears into just a little lacing. Notes of bourbon and fruit in the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium-thin, but about right for the style. Dark, fruity malt with a hint of sour cherries--the sour note is complemented nicely by the bourbon. Pleasant, lingering finish.

At first the bourbon flavors seemed a tad strong, but after a few sips it felt more balanced. This one had aged at least five years in the bottle, and it was appropriately smoothed and mellowed. This was my first BB-aged quad, and I have to say it's an interesting combination. I'd enjoy tasting the base beer on its own...maybe the Brau Bros will release it some day.

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4.84/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice beer to drink. Heavy booze flavor with a creamy smooth feel in the mouth. Top notch in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really well done, I'd never heard of this brewery before but their beer was on point.

Boozy and sweet, great head retention, mouthfeel was really nice, creamy and the booze was there, especially as it warmed down. Overall, a fantastic beer for an extra, that is always nice.

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4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Cloudy red hue with a thin but steady, creamy head; really nice lacing

S: Lots of bourbon and oak character with dark fruits, cherries, vanilla, brown sugar lingering beneath

T: Complex fruit flavors, bourbon, oak, booze; the flavors become more evident as the beer warms

F: Medium body and creamy--a bit thin in the finish

O: This is a big, boozy beer and I like it--oaky, bourbony, malty, fruity--this is tasty

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.46/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This quad was just way too sweet. It was like drinking alcohol sugar water that had some superior Belgian quad mix in with it. Barrel aging? Why bother when the beer is this sweet? I'm not going to taste anything but the sugar. A failed experiment, and the 90 percent rating on this site is a deep mystery to me. This beer is in the same style as Westervleteren 12? Incomprehensible. That beer is miraculous, this is a bad joke. I can only thank them for coating the bottle in real wax, and not some polymer nightmare. Pass.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
4 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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