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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Medieval brown. Small bubbles raising to add to the burnt white head. Little light shines through, but you are treated with a deep red.

Sweet and thick. The sweetness is fruity (plums, grapes), and a pleasant Belgian yeast afterwards.

Follows the nose, and comes tumbling in extra sweet. So much so I would almost say it is a cider at first. The hops and yeast seem muted, but it is decadent.

Thick and syrupy, with small bubbles squeezing in.

This could be well placed in an old castles next to tomes of forgotten lore, just have a desire for sweet.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is murky dark brown with a small amount of tight tan head. Nose is sweet, candied sugar and dark berries, a bit watery with a touch of the herbal aroma. Taste has much more malt depth, caramel and toffee with berry sweetness and a hint of candied sugar. The spice doesn't really come through, the finish is a little thin on flavor. Body is fairly full with decent carbonation and has a bit of alcohol through the finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown but you can kind of see through it. With lost of carbonation.

S- Very sweet with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and banana.

T/M- Brown sugar, sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg, banana, and a light hop. A lot of carbonation with a nice taste that sticks around.

O- A great beer, it was my first quab but it will not be my last.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't really do reviews, but when I do you can bet it was extremely impressive!
I have spent the last few months dialing in my palate on Belgians.
This one was a surprise arrival at my local Ale House!
I had huge expectations as their Porter/Stout are some of the best I've had. This one didn't let me down at all. Its very complex and pours a deep brown with a coppery tint when held to light. It may be a bit much for a Quad purist, but it has everything I love about Quads with some added galore.
This is the new Benchmark for Quads in my book, previously ABT12.

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