Brother Aaron's Quadrupel | Abbey Brewing Co.

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Abbey Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2004

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe this is called "Brother Aaron's Quadruple". Very nice head of foam for such a high ABV, strong smell of Belgian yeast products, very easy to imagine this as coming from Corsendonk or maybe St Bernardus. Very intensely sweet, so much so that it would be difficult to drink too much (saturates the mouth with sugar).

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Photo of bwyker
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Twelve ounces poured into a wine glass at ideal temps – not too much, not too cold. Light foam in the head, which may be the biggest separation from the monk’s quad. Ruby red hues in the dark belly of the glass. Aroma, cherries and a hint of other dark fruits like plum and maybe currant. Non-tart cherry met with complex malt backbones are the primary tastes. It’s like the boozyness of the 12% elixir is balanced with tart-fruitiness to leave both tartness and alcohol balanced. Very impressive. Mouthfeel & drinkablity are incredibly smooth for this style – could easily drink many of these. Overall, probably one of the best American efforts on a Belgian archetype Three Philosophers, with another yeast and extra cred for being brewed in the swamps of craft beer-distro-in-need South Florida.

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Photo of DaggerEyes
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a long day of travel and work my co-worker and I were looking for a good pint to end the day, after consulting the beer forum and beerfly we settled on heading over to the Abbey Brewing Company and man we were not disappointed.
12 oz pour into a wine glass
It was dark and there so very hard to see the beer, but it poured a deep copper, a bit brown, with a thin white head that disappeared quickly

Nose featured a slightly sour belgian fun that balanced out the sugary sweetness incredibly well. Notes of Raisin, brown sugar and coffee.

The taste starts out a stewed dark fruits, Raisins, and plums, then some nutty notes come out with brown sugar, caramel, and toffee, with a nice coffee bitterness on the finish.

Medium bodied with a slightly slick viscous feel. A very dangerously easily drinking beer, this one could knock you on your ass in a second. Enjoy the hell out of it but be careful!

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Photo of brentk56
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color with a modest head that looks very nice when presented but fails to last and provides no lacing

Smell: Rum-soaked fruit aroma, primarily cherries and golden raisins

Taste: Very fruity, with cherry, golden raisin, apricot and fig tones, all rum-soaked; there is a touch of malty chocolate flavor; the finish falls apart, however, as it is marred by some unpleasant phenols

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation; doesn't really have a Belgian feel

Drinkability: Lacks the depth of flavor or the complex mouthfeel that I would expect from the style; hats off for trying

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Photo of Sammy
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a double, and while there are better doubles, it is a great and tasty draft. A spicyness delivered in the brew with high quality ingredients. This tiny brewpub is open in the art deco area of Miami until 5 am and sells a lot of beer. This is a substitute for Maudite, and Raymond the brewmaster has talked with the monks.

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Brother Aaron's Quadrupel from Abbey Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 30 ratings