Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale | Straight To Ale

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hellfire Belgian Style Quadrupel

It's a big, complex Belgian Style beer at 10% ABV. Rich malty sweetness up front along with dark, fruity esters and spicy notes. Low bitterness and medium body in this one, which finishes with a smooth alcohol warmth.

Added by UncleJimbo on 10-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I could see.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a very tall, very frothy and airy medium brown head. head eventually settles, leaving just little smudges of lacing. Great head retention, however.

S: Strong dark fruit aroma, lots of figs. Some raisin in there too. Dark bread and sweet candi sugar. It actually kinda reminds me of...prepared banana bread mix. Made with overripe bananas. How's that for a mental...aroma?

T: Hmph. Strong toasted bread mixed with brown sugar, figs, raisins and ripe bananas. That's pretty much sums it up. Mild herbal hoppiness (and light bitterness) in the finish. Long lingering bready aftertaste. No real sign of alcohol, hard to believe this is 10%.

M: Fairly heavy, smooth.

O: Not a bad quad. Odd overripe banana flavor that just doesn't "fit" but otherwise a nice tasty quad. Alcohol remarkably well hidden as this is not harsh at all. Quite smooth and easy drinking in fact.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

A bit too sweet and thin to me to really be a great beer. The color and aromas are nice, representing the style well. The flavors lack depth. You get a sweet hit on the palate, the beginnings of some clove and other warming spices and then everything fades very quickly. Decent, but there are better options.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a deep dark brown. No real head to speak of.

Not much of a smell, slight dark fruit.

Taste is dark fruit forward. Mellows into a nice malt and spiciness that crisps up on the finish. A slight pepper/spicy finish that lingers nicely with a bit of a light carbonation.

Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated. Light and slightly creamy.

Good beer. Kinda hits you in the face with malt and dark fruit at first.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale from Straight To Ale
3.94 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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