Provisions Series: Cuádruple | The Bruery

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Provisions Series: CuádrupleProvisions Series: Cuádruple
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a dark brown with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt, dark fruit, and some sweetness that could be agave. Taste is very much the same with a nice sweet flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and it's pretty interesting with the agave addition in the brewing process.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
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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2.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear mahogany brown, though quite dark even for the style, and very effervescent. The head is a pale tan, and shows solid retention.

Smells very, very sweet. A lot of molasses/brown sugar sweetness, but nothing that really screams agave. Faint roastiness, dark fruit, but really just overwhelmingly sweet.

Dark fruit and dark sugar are prevalent on the tongue. Has a berry-like character, and just a hint of yeasty tartness buried beneath all the sugar. There's some odd astringency toward the finish, like tannic fruit skin - I can't quite identify it. The combination of sweetness and astringency makes it a little tough to drink, though it doesn't exactly taste terrible. Not my favorite Bruery beer, in any case.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drabmuh for opening up this bottle.

Pours a clear reddish-brown color with a small tan head. Sparse spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carried a light amount of brown sugar and caramel plus plenty of dark fruits and dates. Some very mild red-grape presence in the background. The flavor had some semi-sweet malt along with plenty of dark fruits. Mild raisin character. Body was far too thin with excess carbonation. Strong, lasting flavor in the finish. Pretty good, but the feel damaged the flavor.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of womencantsail
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a very dark brown, perhaps chestnut, color with a finger or so of khaki colored head.

S: A surprising amount of roast is present on the nose. Dark sugars and agave are there along with some dark fruits. There's a bit of an acidity to the nose as well as a smell that I can only describe as woody.

T: Dark fruits come through strongly along with the agave and other dark sugar notes. There are some chocolate flavors along with roast. Alcohol is noticeable and there is a mild roasted malt quality--certainly not as strong as on the nose. I get a bit of a red grape flavor on the back end as well.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Not exactly what I think of when it comes to Quads. I would have liked it to be sweeter and heavier on the dark fruit and candi sugar.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with ffejherb, Deuane, and SierraGS poured into a snifter.

A - Pours murky brown with a nice one finger tall off-white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving small wisps of lacing down the glass.

S - Smells like your typical quad but with a bit more sweetness. It almost has a medicinal aroma to it. Nothing special really.

T - Starts off with a shot of chewy caramel malt. Your typical Belgian dark fruits; most notably raisins, prunes, and figs; come thru next with a light earthy spice. Booze is ever present but never really gets in the way. The agave imparts a subtle sugary sweetness that lasts all the way thru the finish. Not your typical quad but really nothing to write home about either.

M - Medium-heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slick, feel with some lingering heat in the finish.

D - Not too bad but it just seems to have a bit too much going on at the same time. I really didn't notice much of the agave either. Either way with the muddled flavors and the high A.B.V. it is a sipper at best.

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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is dark brown, with a small, off white head and some random lacing left on the glass. The aroma brings malt, bread, fruit, sugar, honey. Interesting...The flavor brings a unique fruitiness (must be agave), that although intriguing, would certainly become cloying given time. That said, I am enjoying my small portion of the bottle just fine. Relatively thin bodied with plenty of carbonation (perhaps a bit too much). I see this beer as described by The Bruery - a unique beer that unites two different cultures on opposite sides of the world, rather than rating it vs. the world class traditional Belgian quads, like Westvleteren 12, Rochefort 10, Chimay Blue, etc. A fun brew, I would have this again.

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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of drabmuh
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is dark brown and hazy with a decent head of off white mildly tan bubbles, moderate carbonation, decent retention and some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is pretty sweet, nice esters and honey.

Beer is really carbonated on the palate, thins out the beer too much. It is sweet, malty, bready, yeasty, great esters, has a honey like floral notes to it, the finish is a little dry. The mouthfeel of this beer kind of messes it up but overall it was a fine quad.

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Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
3.63 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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