XXXX Quadruple Ale | De Struise Brouwers

BA SCORE
87
very good
48 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 08-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ Moor, Bristol - Pours dark brown with a medium tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - rich caramel, dark fruits. Taste - dark fruits, toffee, caramel notes, light yeasty notes at the back, dry bitter finish with some alcoholic warmth. Lovely strong Belgian ale.

 288 characters

Photo of emerge077
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deebo
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a bottle shop in Brussels for E 3.95. Time to give this 2013 quad a go. Bottle has a lot code of 100506142013 and a BB date of May 30 2019. Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass this beer has a towering tan fluffy head with plenty of staying power and laces the glass beautiful. on top of a lively ruddy brown with carbonation bubbles popping from the yeast sediment. Aromas of sweet molasses, grapes. Estery but not phenolic with the slightest hint of soft alcohols. Taste is quite sweet and malty but not cloying. Dry but definitely sweet in the finish. Not massively complex but tasty and smooth. Alcohol very well hidden. Mouthfeel is smooth with high carbonation but doesn't have a carbonic acid bite. Overall a bit sweet without any spiciness but drinks easy.

 783 characters

Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodzm14
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, small but creamy light beige head. Lingers a long time, too.
Smell like spongecake, caramel, bits of chocolate and lots of dried dark fruit (date, raisin, fig), really nicely spiced (clove, ginger, cinnamon, orange peel), with a light syrupy edge. Just a bit of alcohol.
A lot of juicy dark fruit in the taste, really a lot, but there's something new too! Fig, raisin, really juicy plum, some cherry, some red apple jam, yes, but a nice tropical hint, some clear pineapple (and peach) syrup, even some mango jam. Lots of citrus peel too, just a bit bitter. Almost bubblegum. Sweet caramel maltiness, not much else in this department. Light spicy yeasts (pepper, clove). Finishes with just a tiny bit of hop.
Still, the aftertaste isn't unbearably sweet, probably because it's just so damn fruity. Add a bit of earthiness, but just a bit. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly sticky, nicely coating the palate. Not detecting any unwanted alcohol.
A really tasty sweet treat, great during the winter. A really unique quad.

 1,034 characters

Photo of soulgrowl
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Glowing brown, shady orange. Volatile ivory-coloured head. Smells pretty fierce. Gingerbread, grappa, raisins, canned fruit cocktail. Tastes sweet and hot, fruity and spicy, tangy and frothy. Rum, raisins, marzipan, cinnamon, candied orange peel. Very Christmassy, and tasty, but it doesn't quite have the rich depth of better quads, nor their delicate balance or sneakily hidden alcohol. It's alright, but it's also quite OTT without the complexity to back up such intensity. Possible food pairings: stollen, baked custard/cheesecake, blue cheese, champagne truffles, pork.

 574 characters

Photo of benlhoest
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Nolen12
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of macesq
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jmamay22
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours an amber red with a thin wispy tan collar. Slightly cloudy, but attractive

The scent is very fruity with a boozy hint. Notes of plum, red currant, and spices including cinnamon and orange peel. Nice dusty yeast background.

The taste begins with dark fruit including raisin and prune. Slightly phenolic and herbal finish. Very warm and slight ethanol burn in the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel medium to medium plus with alcohol warmth.

Overall a well thought out and enjoyable.

 488 characters

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dataylor21
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of BierMeJohn
4/5  rDev -1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
XXXX Quadruple Ale from De Struise Brouwers
4.04 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.