Cascara Quad | New Belgium Brewing

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516 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GilGarp on 02-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
516
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
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19
Gots:
47
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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Photo of Furlinator
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy red rust color with 1 inch of off-white head that settles to a ring on top and leaves thick strands of lace.

Smell is of funky yeast, tart cherry and an unpleasant hint of ash aroma.

Taste is dominated by bready malt with hints of cherry and other assorted dark fruits.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This effort falls far short of the template set by the classic Belgian quads. In fact, there are many examples of American quadrupels that are more worthy of any quad drinker's attention. Mediocre and forgettable.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of aa911911
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

too much alcohol flavor not enough any other flavor. The coffee didn't make an appearance and the cherry was not in the forefront. The only thing that sold me was .... did i mention $2 14 oz drafts left over from tap take over at that price Im going to sample it all night long.... could be much tasiter!

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light reddish brown color with an off white head . Aroma of cherries, malt and alcohol. In the taste, much like a big quad with brown sugar, sherry, roast, alcohol and fruit. There is a very slight acidity. This reminds me of an aged Belgian quad. Full bodied mouthfeel and wel carbonated. Overall, this is a good example of the style with a few tweaks.

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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the stenciled, 22oz bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass. Emerges a caramel amber color with a nice sized, white fluffy head. There is generous lacing and the head retention is quite nice.

Aroma is filled with alcohol, cherries, figs, and alcohol. This one is quite boozy. Not quite to the cherry cordial stage, but close. I get NO coffee, so I detracted slightly from the score. I was really hoping for some coffee in this one. Some black pepper and coriander spice but very minimal.

Sweet cherries up front followed by alcohol and more dark fruits. I wouldn't say this one is overly complex, but there is nothing obtusely wrong with it. Again, no coffee at all. Not even one of those chocolate covered alcohol cherry candies that are popular around the holidays. Kind of a quad with cherries. There is some spiciness from the yeast I assume with more black pepper.

Definitely an alcohol warmth to this one. After the first sip i was afflicted with the "red ear" syndrome. Nice this time of year I suppose (although here in FL I can achieve the same by lounging outside with no sunscreen on the ole buds).

Not a great beer but not just a booze bomb. Kind of complex with the cherries and spiciness, but I would noT revisit this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Cascara Quad from New Belgium Brewing
3.62 out of 5 based on 516 ratings.
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