Cuádruple | The Bruery

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3.67/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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:
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Reviews:
52
Ratings:
109
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
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6
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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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 jsanford
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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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3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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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2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
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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2.49/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle split with a couple of friends over dinner.

The Bruery does know how to brew some impressive-looking Belgians. Clear, dark reddish brown with a dense, light-brown head with excellent retention and good lacing, this is a great looking beer. The nose, OTOH, isn't all that great. Plenty of sweetness is noticeable with a little bit of cream and dark chocolate. The sweetness is moderately agave-like, and if I didn't know this beer had any, I'd say it was sucralose. Plenty of fruit is present as well, with figs and other ripe dark fruit and some brown sugar.

The palate opens sweet (duh) to the point where it's sharp. Again, a blend of brown sugar, agave and sucralose dominate things, with the moderate roast and creaminess playing second fiddle. Moderate fruity esters are present. The mid-palate is a little watery. Sweet on the finish with the agave, the mouthfeel is actually quite nice, creamy, and fluffy with a medium-light body. Decent, though 8oz was a bit much.

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Cuádruple from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 109 ratings