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Provisions Series: Cuádruple | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
3.66/5
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110 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
110
pDev:
12.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jvillefan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +18%
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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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jsanford
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip.

A - Pours a dark cola-brown with a thick, creamy khaki-colored head that settles to a thick ring and slight haze, leaving sheets of sticky lacing.
S - Subdued aromas of dark malt, raisins, caramel, and sugar. I doubt you'd be able to guess "agave", but you can certainly tell that there's something different to this one.
T - Follows the nose pretty closely, lots of Quad flavors of raisins, brown sugar, caramel, and yeast. I can detect a bit of the dark agave nectar in the flavor, there's almost a young tequila thing going on, which is nice. Not as complex and epic as the big-boys in the Quad category, though.
M - A touch on the thin-bodied side, probably medium overall, with moderate carbonation.
O - A fun, unique take on the style, but it falls a bit short of greatness.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Overlord
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark murky brown. Surprisingly robust light brown head. What's the abv? Hmm....lot of foam.

I'd like to say I smell agave, but I don't. Then again, I'm not sure I would recognize agave if someone handed me a piece of agave and I chewed on it for an hour. Smells like sugars, some dark fruits, raisins, sugars, sugars, booze, and a bit of weird astringent roastiness.

I was dreading that weird astringent roastiness showing up in the flavor, and it does, in a big way. Is that agave? Again ... not quite sure. This strain of off-putting, almost ... like roasted prune/raisin skins ... really doesn't mesh with the rest of the brew. The base of dark fruits, oh-so-sweet malty booziness, and hints of yeasty spiciness is nice. Just wish I could Brundlefly that off-note out of the beer.

Mouthfeel is pure agave, all the way. So is the drinkability. It really drinkables in an authentic agave fashion.

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Photo of seeswo
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle split between 3 people.

Pours a translucent brown with a finger of tannish head. Smell is somewhat limited. There is a sweetness and some dark fruits, though not as complex, interesting or powerful as some quads. Taste is solid, if not unspectacular. Sweet, but not cloyingly so and smooth. Doesn't make me think strongly of a quad. Somewhat generic, but not in a bad way. Taste is like the nose.
Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected with solid medium carbonation. Ultimately fine, just different. Was very drinkable for the style, though that may have been from the thinner mouthfeel and less aggressive taste. Very much fine, decent, enjoyable, but not great and maybe a bit off style.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is another multi-review between four people for a 750 mL.

For the style, we all thought it was a bit too dry and too bitter, lacking the fruity smoothness of a truly great quad. It's heavily malted, not very sweet, and way dry. Almost too spicy, definitely too carbonated, and too bitter for a quad, at least one that would rate a high rating for me or my buddies. Feel is pretty good but not outstanding, mainly because of too much carbonation and too much lingering bitterness. Again the over carbonation takes a bit away. A quad should be smooth and mellow, but this one is pretty in your face.

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Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Phelps
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Shadowy maple that coalesces to inky, opaque purple. One inch of khaki-colored foam quickly becomes a thick, sticky top layer with reaching mountains of lace.

The nose: Brown sugar, cinnamon, baked apples, caramel, figs. A deep, rich and sweet aroma.

The flavor: sweet, intense. Brown sugar, a hint of maple, caramelized raisins, a tiny bit of brandy syrup. Some ethanol as well. Very sweet, which is what agave nectar does. Hint of dryness at the finish.

Medium, pillowy body. Velvety, with very soft fizz. Almost zero carbonation, but I like it. Tongue-numbing booze and fumes are noticeable in the nose — they’re not completely hidden, but they’re hidden well enough.

Cuadrupel is decent, if a bit one-dimensional. Intensely sweet, and not as complex as better quads.

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Photo of ajzy
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
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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Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of bauermj
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of alpinebryant
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a heavy dark brown with a massive head of tan at the top and strong lacing.

Aroma of belgian candy sugar similarity, definitely some agave presence and sweet specialty malts mixing with a white grape like finish.

Taste is of a sweet white unfermented grape flavor, slightly bitter, but with a lot of sweetness. I think of green grape peels at first when tasting this. Quickly following with some brown sugar, some roasted crystal malts, and some belgian candied sugars. Decent roast time and plenty of agave nectar is present. I really enjoyed this beer and would like to see it again. Shame it is in the retired category, maybe the Bruery gang have a modified recipe in wait.

Medium to thicker in mouthfeel and a light carbonation. Overall a nicely done Quad IMO. It just doesnt have some of the stronger biscuit flavors being dominant like some other quads do.

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Photo of sliverX
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of chugalug06
4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
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 craytonic
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark ruby-brown pour, small head
Smell: Sweet, brown sugar, caramel and toffee
Taste: A bit too sweet, again brown sugar, raisins, dates, prunes, toffee, caramel, vanilla
Mouthfeel: Medium body, too much carbonation
Overall: A bit too sweet and the flavors don't play nicely together.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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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Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of moonknight31
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Provisions Series: Cuádruple from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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