Cascara Quad | New Belgium Brewing

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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%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Phyllisia
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of bconsidine
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of zdeck37
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of cvm4
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours copper in color with an off white eggshell head and has pretty good lacing.

S - Dark fruits that seem ripe, along with toffee and sweet malts.

T - Cherry is there, though muted somewhat, with a coffee overtone. Has a fig/date/prune flavors throughout.

M - Lighter bodied with a high carbonation. Very wet finish.

O - Definitely a quad but the extra additions aren't extremely noticeable.

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Photo of Garrettshu
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of mcrago
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Greenster
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Kenzie
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Nachos4two
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of julian89
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.99. Bottled 01/16/13. Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.

Pours a deep ruby hued brown with a gushing three fingers of manilla head. The head shrinks to a thin cap that leaves a good bit of lace.

Smells of over ripe earthy dark fruits, yeasty funk and carmelized sugar.

Tastes of bitter sweet cherries, dates, carmelized sugar, leather, yeast, muted citrus zest, burnt carmel and a decent amount of alcohol.

Medium full body. Slightly over carbonated for my tastes. Nice boozy cherry finish.

I'm not typically a fan of New Belgium but this was an enjoyable quad. I'm assuming it's the coffee cherries that add the pleasant bitter sweet dimension to an overall decent base quad. No problems finishing the whole bomber in one sitting.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says best enjoyed by August of 2014.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with some ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about two fingers of off white head that slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good of amount of clinging lacing.

Smell: A sweet, yeasty, and fruity Belgian tinged aroma with lots of cherries. Belgian yeast with some hints of funk, pepper, and cloves. Toasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, chocolate, coffee, and grains. Sweet candied sugar and molasses. Lots of fruit with big hints of cherries and dark raisin, figs, dates, plum, and prune. Also some hints of bananas, apple, tea leaves, tobacco, and leather. Subtle presence of earthy hops in the background. A nicely complex aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a complex and sweet taste of yeast, dark fruit esters, and toasty malt. Belgian yeast upfront with notes of clove, pepper, and funk. Toasted malts with bready notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and grain. Belgian candied sugar and molasses sweetness. Big fruit taste with some notes of banana, apple, and lots of cherries throughout. Dark fruit notes of figs, dates, raisin, plum, and prune juice. Also some notes of tea, leather, and tobacco. Taste is sweet and somewhat tart but not cloying. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, chewy, and somewhat slick. A little alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: A pretty interesting and good beer. Good cherry flavor with a good presence of spicy yeast and toasty malt. Sweet and rich but not too sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of robby23
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I picked this bottle up because I haven't had a Quad for New Belgium brewing company. As soon as i opened the bottle i was over whelmed with a smell of cherries. The appearance was a thin white head that just floats on the top of the beer with nice lacing. The smell was dominant ed by spices with the hint of cherries. The taste was just all over the place the flavors were not as balanced as they should of been. Overall not a bad beer is just decent to me.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.44/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet toffee malts, with dark fruits and some roasted alcohol.

The flavor is sweet toffee malts and dark fruits with a lot of harsh alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a sweet boozy mess. It tastes a bit like their dubbel with a ton of alcohol.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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