4th Year Beer | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our 4th Year Beer, or “Quadruple," is inspired by the traditional Trappist strong ales produced in the abbey breweries of Belgium. Brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Caramunich malts, the resulting beer has a deep chestnut hue. Rich flavors and aromas of fresh bread, dark fruits, honey and brown sugar are up front with the Belgian yeast strain contributing a punch of spice and fruity esters wafting up with every sip.

German Magnum and Cascade hops impart an earthy, spicy hop character. Hops are definitely not the star of the show here - just enough bitterness and flavor to ensure balance in the finished product. Dextrose and dark Belgian candi sugar boost the sugar concentration and impart a dried fruit character to this huge ale. Chamomile flowers to add to the complex aromas we have already imparted.

We are serving this beer in a 10 oz. tulip not only for presentation purposes, but more so for the sensory evaluation potential. Such a complex beer as this needs to be swirled and then have the shape of the glass allow you to take in all the wonderful aromas that are released.

32 IBU

Added by BrownAleMale on 02-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 17
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

A - Pours deep cherry / mahogany color with no head at all and a super thin lacing ring.

S - Cherry and sweet caramel malt.

T - Lots of cherries, candy toffee malt, light on the floral character, well blended.

M - Thick, full bodied, slippery, velvet smooth, no carbonation.

O - Nicely done.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Tulip glass - 55deg C.

A - Not much head when poured aggressively, nice reddish brown body.

S - Lots of cherry and sweet malty notes.

T - Very sweet with slight bite at the finish. Alcohol taste not present.

O - Okay quad, certainly doesn't stack up with the heavy hitters, but is still enjoyable. I probably should have given this another 6 months or a year to see if the flavors mellow out and evolve a bit more.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Bought this beer while on a weekend trip to Chicago. Brought home to Florida and opened during a bottle share. The chamomile is oppressive, for lack of a better word. The rest of the beer is not bad, but the sweetness made it so that several of the people tasting could not even finish the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very cool looking label.

Pours a dark brown. Mild spice on the nose. Feel is thick and slick and smooth. Very nice flavor. Sweet, which I admit would probably appeal to me more than others. Mild floral tones with a touch of spice on there too. A nice beer. Easy to drink. I like it. Happy anniversary, Revolution.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

4th Year Beer from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 123 ratings