Fifth Anniversary | Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
4.27/5
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12 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of A_Rad
3.47/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halpate
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmv0009
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft and had a bomber. Both were excellent. I will detail the draft.
A - Dark, dark brown. Thin head.
S - Sweet, raisins dominate the smell along with dates.
T - Sweet, with dates and raisins. No hops or bitterness. You do taste some alcohol near the end.
F - Thick
O - One of the better beers I have ever had.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter, allowed to warm to 55 degrees
Aroma of dates
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to three mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing poor – rare small island
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor – sweet, some brown sugar, molasses, dates and figs, some alcohol; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pablobomb
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GTJayG
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyGator
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of richj1970
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Pours a deep purple tinted mahogany brown with two finger dense light tan head with decent retention but not much lacing.

S: Candy sugar and molasses, plums, raisins, dates, and figs. Some hints of Belgian yeast and a faint spicy note.

T: Big sweet dark fruit punch. Dates, raisin, plums, figs, and cherries. Alcohol is a bit apparent but it is so tasty that it can sneak up on you.

M: Medium body and nicely carbonated. Finish is clean and just a touch sweet.

O: An excellent quad. So proud of the work Straight to Ale has been doing lately!

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Photo of TheBeard89
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a very dark brown color, almost black. Smallish bubbles form a small head that dissipates shortly after the pour.

S: The smell is very sweet with lots of molasses, cherries and figs with a hint of spice. I can barely smell the alcohol. I will be honest this smells amazing I cant wait to take a sip.

T: There is the immediate wheat taste but its so sweet. I taste prunes, raisins and black cherries with a backing of caramel. The alcohol is completely masked by all the sweet flavors. This has a real earthy after taste and as I let the flavors linger I pick up on the spice I was getting from the nose. As much as I love Three Philosophers I can honestly say this has a much better taste.

M: This leaves a very nice film in your mouth but it isn't overly think. Could use a little more carbonation but overall it is very pleasant.

D: I love this Quad it is up there with some of the best. This is one of the best beers I have had out of Alabama and it sucks this is a limited brew. Straight to Ale should really consider making this part of their regular lineup because this has a lot of potential to become a world class Quad.

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Fifth Anniversary from Straight To Ale
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 12 ratings