Provisions Series: Cuádruple | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuádruple combines elements of Belgium with elements of Mexico, hence the name, meaning "quadruple" in Spanish. We bended a classic Belgian quad recipe by removing the standard Belgian candi sugars and replacing them with dark agave syrup. The resulting beer is a luxurious tribute to two very different parts of the world.

ABV: 10%, IBU: 45, SRM: 25, Release: One time only

Added by Halcyondays on 02-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of chugalug06
4.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brew with large four-finger tan colored light foam head. Lacing is quite suspect and neglected.

Very nice sweet candy (sweet tart) aroma. Butter, airy, light pine. Aroma is very difficult to describe. Unique, complex, well laid out and even. Caramel smells like it's covered in milk chocolate. Fantastic medium Belgian Quad aroma.

Tons of heavenly fruit; blackberry, banana, tangerine, honey, sweet and level sweetness. Very mild, back-end, blanket (very light) tartness is well blended with the style. Very unique for a Quad and overly complex. Chewy tropical dryness without any nasty bite. Only complaint is it's a bit too tart and just a bit to thin. This one goes down fast is not a sugary, syrupy, mess of a brew.

Wow. This beer is great. This is a fantastic quad. It has aged wonderfully, I would highly recommend anyone with one to drink in ASAP. This has to be the peak for this brew... Bruery killed it.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has aged beautifully. Had it at The Bruery for Society Member Monday, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown with just a hint of ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some thick lace.

S - Aroms is a mix of sweet dark fruit with some raisin and prune with some agave, Belgian yeast, molasses, caramel, a bit of brown sugar, spice, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of rich sweet dark fruit flavors with raisin, prune, date flavors and some molasses and caramelized malts. Through the middle, some agave flavor comes through with some Belgian yeast and some spices. The finish is a mix of rich sweet dark fruits and caramel, some agave, touch of roasted malts and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. The agave flavor is a nice touch on the Quadruple base beer. The beer is overall bold but nicely balanced.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of GPHarris
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left good lacing throughout. The body was dark brine near black.
S - honey and sugar.
T - Belgian candu sugar, honey, finishes with some spice and booziness.
M - medium and slick.
O - the agave really compliments this beer well.

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark hazy brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of agave syrup sugar with some dry fruits and some fruity ester with some light spicy notes. Taste is an interesting mix between some agave syrup and some solid malt with light spicy notes; I could also detect some candy-like notes reminiscent of Rocherfort ester. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this bottle for a while, today seems like a good day to open it.
Pours a deep ruby brown with a huge beige head that slowly dissipates and laces lots of the glass. Smells of tropical fruit up front with caramel and burnt sugars rounding out a relatively malty nose. There's some dark dried fruit as well as a touch of alcohol in the nose as well. The flavor is odd at first. Up front my tongue gets pricked with a fruity tartness, but that disappears almost instantly as an onslaught of sugary malt takes over. Brown sugar, molasses, treacle, caramel, raisins, prunes, plums, dark cherries all vie for attention. Long lingering melanoid type burnt sugar with a hint of ethanol at the end of every sip. Medium to thick body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet burnt sugary mouthfeel. If you told me there was agave in the I still wouldn't have found it unless that is what lends the tropical fruit to the brew. Nice quad, a little different but well made, very tasty.

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Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Grant – thanks!

Pours a hazy chestnut brown color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of dark malts with good amounts of booze-soaked figs and dates. Also present are hints of brown sugar and very light hints of roasted malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately sweet dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by not-quite-as-sweet dark fruits – dried dates and raisins mostly. Midway through the sip grainy brown sugar flavors make an appearance before being pushed aside by slight earthy hops that carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It’s got a smooth thickness with heavy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this beer wasn’t quite well balanced enough to compete with the big boys but it was a big beer that went down easily. Worth a shot.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, almost black poured at Beerevolution, was hoping for some oude tart sour cherry, but was pleasantly offered one of these instead. Loved the aroma. Dark sugar/fruit and what I suspect is that special agave or whatnot.

More chocolate than I've had in any quad style, and it is so different, I'm really diggin' on this I was thinking. Not too sweet, not the herbal spice I tend to disagree with in many Belgian quad styles, this feels like it was made for me. Hid the alcohol quite well, but then again, I was already drunk.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pour bordering on black, but mostly dark brown with a 1/4" head. Good aroma, hit the dark fruit notes with vibrancy, not bitter, sweetness.

Heavy chocolate and cocoa powder. Hid alcohol well, stayed away from harsh bitter, overripe dark fruit edges that so many of the quads in the world do. I actually dug this, should be interesting to see where the remaining bottles go.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
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