XXXX Quadruple Ale | De Struise Brouwers

BA SCORE
93.8%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 48 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
48
Liked:
45
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
7.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
2
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruits, perfume, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it has a better smell over the taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of imbibehour
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into an elongated tulip glass at Maxs tap house in Baltimore.

A very light brown and orange amber body. Easily one of the lightest Quads I've ever seen. No head presented but a light tan collar. Some very small and very minimal carbonation. Not sure where this is going.

Nose is extremely closed, not getting much off of this. A little brown spice peaks out and a little light caramel.

Taste is extremely velvety. Palate leaves with the most perfect maple sugar bent i have ever had. With the mix of Belgian like candi on this it is a great compliment. With some warmth, mild raisins come out with a caramel sense taking over.

By far the easiest drinking quad I have had to date.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Northdown. Served in a chalice.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, leaving behind sheets of lace. Transparent dark orange body. Somewhat light for the style, but otherwise quite pretty.

S - Loads of candi sugar, dark fruits, treacle, some yeast bite, and a light alcohol note. It's a pretty accurate rendition of a quad.

T - Smooth, sugary, dark fruit, sharp and tangy yeast, loads of red fruits. Very well-hidden booze. I like the taste better than the taste a bit better as it loses the alcohol bite.

M - Smooth, medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation, and well-hidden booze. Went down quite easily, and I had no troubles finishing the snifter.

D - Good quad, but hard to recommend at this price with plenty of other quality Trappist offerings available. As usual Urbain is masterful in hiding alcohol, so drinkability is surprisingly high; there are just a number of other beers of this style I'd reach for first.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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XXXX Quadruple Ale from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 93.8% out of 100 with 48 ratings
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